Chile

Pucon–Thermas–Hot Springs–Pozanes

After celebrating the success of the trek to the top of Villarrico Volcano the hot springs beckoned.  The 1:30 Bus (Pullman 1200 pesos--one way) arrived at 2:30 pm. The bus driver reminded us that the last bus was at 6:30 pm.  The Pozones springs  (3500  pesos) are the most natural and are surrounded with trees and [...]

By |October 16th, 2008|Categories: Chile|3 Comments

Pucon

The country side around Pucon is spectacular, lakes, trees, hot springs, volcano and rolling mountains. This popular summer tourist  area reminds me of Banff 300 years ago.  Cattle and sheep graze in the fields and the grass is sparkling, green, green, green. After an overnight bus ride (19,000 pesos--cama class--Tur Bus) from Santiago I found [...]

By |October 16th, 2008|Categories: Chile|1 Comment

Santiago

Santiago, in spite of its 6 million population is a nice walking city and is easy to manage with Metro and buses.   Many parks and plazas provide both entertainment and refuge. From the airport I took TRANSVIP mini bus to the Andes Hostal which had been pre booked by the hostal.  Payment could [...]

By |October 9th, 2008|Categories: Chile|2 Comments