Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Despite arriving at 8pm in Puerto Varas, we had a really nice New Year´s Eve.  Despite on arrive being told "There is a BBQ tonight......" (HURRAY!!!) ".......But you had to have purchased food and the shops are now all shut" (BOO!!!!) we managed to find somewhere tha didn´t look as suitable as some of the resturants that were all booked-up already.  However, despite looking like a bit of a high-street UK bar, it delievered at fantastic 4 course dinner with all drinks included (although we didn´t know that all drinks were included until afterwards, so we didn´t take full advantage!).  We then went down to the waterfront to watch the fireworks. 

Despite Puerto Varas being a very sleepy little town on the edge of the lakes and being overshadowed by the (extinct) Orsorno Volcano, it has a family feel and thousands gathered to wait for the fireworks.

Fireworks, Puerto Varas
  They certainly weren´t disappointed judging by the whoops of joy and gasps of delight - it was a fantastic display (oh how we laughed as we watched a dispaly at Devon Primary School that lasted less than 5 minutes and the man on the tannoy balefully remarked "you don´t get much for 500 pounds these days, I´m afraid"!).

Puerto Varas didn´t have an awful lot else to do, everywhere was shut on New Years Day, expect for the cafe that brought us a giant tin of Nescafe and some hot water when we asked for a coffee!  We certainly felt that one day there was enough before we moved-on.  Our next destination was Chiloe - the biggest island of the hundreds that dot along the vast length of Chile.

samrichards says:
Jon and I were toasting you guys too! xxx
Posted on: Jan 09, 2008
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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Fireworks, Puerto Varas
Fireworks, Puerto Varas
Fireworks, Puerto Varas
Fireworks, Puerto Varas
Fireworks, Puerto Varas
Fireworks, Puerto Varas
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Volcano Orsono, Puerto Varas
Volcano Orsono, Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas
photo by: ulysses