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3 Falls (Tres Saltos)

21 February 2011

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We took a trip out to a place is call Tres Saltos (3 Waterfalls) this weekend. It’s about 40 minutes from where we live in Villarrica going towards Caburgua, Chile. As you might have guessed, the attraction is a chain of three waterfalls. They are on the same river and form a series so that […]

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Chillan and the Falls

4 September 2009

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September 2, 2009 I spent the night in a little bare spot next to the road just 200 meters from the falls. While the first night out I had wrestled around trying to sleep in the front while Levi slept in the back and the girls in their crate, last night I had an idea […]

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Salto del Laja and Concepcion

4 September 2009

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Salto del Laja and Concepcion

Afternoon September 1 I returned to the lookout with the canons after having some roast chicken and french fries – man they love their fries in Chile. The dogs rested outside in the Sun while I took a nap and got in about 1.5 hours of rest. When I awoke, I took the footpath leading […]

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Lota

4 September 2009

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September 1, 2009 The trip to Lota started off ordinary enough and until this morning, I thought this first leg of the trip to Ushuaia might be without incident. I left Villarrica about 6:15pm last night. Once on the highway (Ruta 5 – PanAmerican) I filled the gas tank. Gas at the first Copec was […]

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Pargue National Huerquehue (where-kay-way)

22 July 2009

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My family and I visited Parque Huerquehue near Villarrica Chile on Saturday. This not only included myself, my sister and her husband, but my 8 year old niece and 6 year old nephew. We spent 6 hours in the forest, hiking, having lunch and taking in the incredible scenery; including waterfalls, and Arauncaria trees. While […]

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Santiago Bus Race

14 July 2009

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While on my way back to the USA a few months ago, I flew out of Santiago, Chile. I have before and continue to equate the Chileans as the Germans of South America with their penchant for rules and efficiencies. But there are always exceptions and extremes. On the way to the airport, from the […]

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Thermals Pellaife

8 July 2009

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It´s no secret that Chile has a ton of thermal baths, termases; but if you haven´t ever visited such a place, you would not know that they can be an almost spiritual experience. After examining several sites and testing the water, I settled on Termas de Pellaife on Lago Pellaife. This place has the right […]

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Locked out

16 March 2009

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Friday night I grilled out for the first time where I had to start the parrilla. Getting the fire going is a story all on its own. I was outside and wanted to close the door so moths would not fly into the house. Well, I only meant to shut it till the latch touched […]

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Kissing and how to offend a Chilean woman

16 March 2009

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Here in Chile, men and women kiss good-bye. Really you touch your right cheeks and blow a kiss at the right ear. There is no embrace and leaning in like this can place you off balance. I often find myself using my right hand to balance by placing it on the woman´s left shoulder. That […]

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Villarrica Volcano

15 March 2009

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http://www.povi.cl/webcam.html This link will take you to a live web cam of the volcano near where I live. It seemed a little more active last week and this got me thinking if I actually live far enough away. I is a wonderful site though and I stop to look at it several times a day. […]

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Chileno Vagabundo

28 February 2009

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First let me put to bed a particular myth about Chilenos. I read over and over how the people of Chile are not as nice as the people of Argentina, Uruguay and such. This is a falsehood. They are just as warm and friendly, not necessarily as effusive, and therefore I believe, more sincere. I […]

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dichotomy, gastronomy, juxtaposition and genuflection

11 February 2009

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So ugly things first. Someone broke the sacred trust of the hostel and stole some property yesterday. One guy had 400 dollars and a new sony vaio laptop stolen and my small camera. Now onto other things. I would say about the only Chile has in common with Argentina or Uruguay is Spanish and even […]

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Cafe’ con Piernas

11 February 2009

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Before we get to the coffee with legs, we have to get to Chile. The trip was uneventful from my dorm till part way across the Andes.  It seems a storm built unexpectedly in front of us and the air suddenly got rough.  Although people were out of their seats, the pilot banked the plane […]

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