Slow, relaxed start
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First day in Puerto Varas had us continuing with our mild colds, so not much activity. Just a little bit of a look around â€śtownâ€ť, a few cups of coffee and a bit of recon to find a new place to stay. We settled in on Casa Azul (Blue house, which, if you saw, is named for obvious reasons) which is a hostel mentioned in both the Lonely Planet and Footprint guidebooks â€“ by the way, the Footprint book is the way to go, excellent. The place is cheap and cheerful and pretty much all that we need as a base. Also, they speak both German and English (in that order).
Puerto Varas is on the banks of
On the subject of spelling, pancakes are panqueques here. Read â€śkâ€ť for the â€śquâ€ť. Good humour.
There seems to be a bit of a Salvador Dali â€śthingâ€ť here. In both San Martin de los
In the afternoon we met with Gillâ€™s brother (Gill is an E&Y UK partner who I work with) who is the British Consul in Puerto Montt. Wanted to pick his brains on a could of good activities to do while in the area and happily he obliged.
Got a new car too â€“ polar bear â€“ because you always have to park facing south if you must ask. I am sure we will be putting it through its paces soonâ€¦ (insert evil laugh here).