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Chile - Puerto Montt

23 °C

After an overnight ferry from Chaiten, sleeping in an armchair we arrived early in Puerto Montt and quickly scoured the town for a place to stay as the sun came up. Using a recommendation from the Lonely Planet we finally found a guesthouse. The town is nice, set on a hill, we first wandered down to the salmon markets and, tasted cheese, ate some lunch and bought some salmon and veg to cook that night in the hostel. Fresh as a daisy and delicious.

From there we checked out the town centre and did some shoe shopping (no luck for Paul, Chileans have small feet).

The next day we joined the guesthouse owner and her family on a road trip which was a nice day... we visited Frutillar, a small German town and tried some kruchan (German cake). We drove past lakes, volcanoes, ate a traditional Parilla (complete with blood sausage) and into the Puyehue National Park.

Very scenic and to top it off, we swam in natual hot springs for a few hours which were right by a creek! Brilliant. From there, we got dropped off in Osorno for the next leg...

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 15.03.2012 17:00 Archived in Chile

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