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Jan 2, 2007 - Pucon

New Years Day.......after setting up camp...Francine was the cook crew chief..she was allowed to go over budget and we had a great meal of grilled steak,salmon or chicken...we drank our wine had a toast and went to bed around 11 pm...a truck from another tour group had parked right in fron of our tent..there were a bout 7 other tour trucks in this campground...I think the tour leaders planned this so the could all party..the group next to us partied till about 11:30 then it got quiet...then at midnight the fireworks started..I really think...

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ANNE & MIKES TRIP

Dec 20, 2006 - PUCON!

Cooper here: First, the important news. Tawny and I won the YMCA fantasy football league. That's right, we are CHAMPIONS! In other news that will shock the world...(mom, are you sitting down?) I have been eating fruits and vegetables everyday! I can't explain it, but the avocados here taste like half american avocado/half butter. It's ridiculous! the fruit is also so much different. We stopped at a fruit stand and bought oranges, cherries, avocados, and peaches and the whole bag cost $1.50. How insane is that? I'm not going to guarantee...

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Chile Coop-Off

Dec 11, 2006 - Pucon, Chile

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2006. PUCON, CHILE. Upon disembarkation from the Navimag ferry in Puerto Montt, Sander, Christian, Richard, Judith, Martin, Uli and I went directly to the bus station and we all (except Sander, who was flying to Santiago) caught a bus to Pucon, a small ski resort town in the Lake District. On the bus, we met Steven (Canada) and Crystal (Australia), who were also on the Navimag. All eight of us decided to climb to the summit of the nearby 2847 meter high Villarrica volcano. We went with Rumbo Sur 360, who provided two...

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Apr 5, 2005 - Volcan Villarrica, Pucon, Chile

05.04 A 5am start this morning to catch the 6am bus to Pucon. God knows why anyone would think it is a good time to begin a bus journey? The bus trip was pretty bad. Not only was the bus old and worn out with a toilet that did not function, but it also took an extra hour to complete the trip to Pucon, due to huge delays at the border crossings. The Argentinian border was pretty funny though as they still used type writers! I hadn't heard the click click click of a type writer for ages. At the Chilean border all our bags had to be removed...

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Feb 14, 2005 - Pucón, Chile

I´m finally in Chile! Unfortunately we´re still in the front country. Pucón is the vacation spot for Chileans and international tourists. Walking around last night reminded me of walking in downtown Santa Cruz on a friday night. It´s really strange to hear cell phones ringing, that´s a noise I haven´t had to deal with in a long time. Despite being so touristy, Pucón is a neat town. There´re lots of good restraunts and shops and it´s at the base of an active volcano! I can walk down the street and look up at a smoking volcano! It´s amazing....

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Jan 1, 2005 - Pucon and Villarica

Last night we celebrated new year in Pucon, with lots of street partying and a huge fireworks display on the shore of Lake Villarica - we are 14 hours behind the time on the east coast of Aus. We have have met up lots of interesting people already, and are travelling with a Canadian, 3 Dutch, 2 poms, and another Aussie. Today will be a quiet day to catch up on corespondence, washing and planning for the next few days. Tomorrow we climb to the peak of Vocan Villarica, a snow capped peak that reaches to about 2,800 metres, then we will...

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Jan 9, 2004 - Pucon: Climbing volcano Villarica, white water rafting and sailing

We reached Pucon on Monday 5th Jan, it is in the Chilean Lake District and is known in as the adventure and outdoors activity capital of Chile. It is also quite touristy (especially with the Chileans) and so a lot more expensive in hostels, so we camped it for 3 nights at 5 Dollars a night. The main town is like a Swiss or Canadian ski resort, with expensive shops and nice restaurants and bars all in the center of town. There are also loads of adventure companies selling ice hikes to the top of volcano Villarica, to rafting and kayak trips...

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