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Roadtripping to the South of Chile

On the day we arrived in Chile, we drove to Osorno and finally arrived at Javier’s aunt and uncles house ‘s 5 in the morning. His aunt and uncle have a beautiful home with a brand new back patio furnished with an outdoor grill that Javier studied for about an hour so he could learn how to build it himself. Can’t wait for that day! We stayed in Osorno until around 5PM, and after eating a huge late lunch with his aunt and uncle we hit the road again, this time with Javier’s grandma Cora in tow. We drove through more beautiful countryside and crossed on a ferry (with the van) over to the island of Chiloe. Llegamos a Osorno a las 5 de la manana y dormimos hasta el medio dia. Su tia y tio tienen una Hermosa casa con un patio nuevo con mueble y una parrilla que Javier estudio por mas o menos una hora para poder construirla el mismo algun dia. No puedo esperar pore se dia! Nos quedamos en Osorno hasta las 5 de la tarde, luego de comer un tremendo almuerzo con sus tios volvimos a la carretera, esta vez se nos unio la abuela de Javier, Cora. Manejamos por los mas hermosos paisajes campestres y cruzamos en un ferry (con la van) a la isla de Chiloe.
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I kept asking myself if we could really still be in Chile – Chiloe reminds me so much of the English countryside from when I studied abroad there. Enormous rolling hills line the coast, all bright green from the constant rain. Lupine grows like a weed here and dots the hills with patches of purple and blue. Cows, chickens, horses, dogs, sheep all populate the hillsides and sometimes the roads, which made for a nice adventure on the drive into town. We finally arrived at our cabin at sunset and had a chance to enjoy our beautiful view of the ocean below before dark. We couldn’t ask for a better home for a couple of days! We had two cabins, one for the “viejitos” (Cora, Meri and Pancho) and one for the “jovencitos” (Javier, Maca and me). They had everything – a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, a beautiful view – all we could ask for. If anyone is planning a trip to Castro, Chile, we highly recommend the cabins of Llau Llao! Me seguia preguntando si en verdad estaba en Chile – Chiloe me recuerda mucho a los campos de Inglaterra cuando estudia alla. Tremendas colinas verdes que siguen por la costa, todas de un verde intenso por las constantes lluvias. Lupine crece como una maleza aqui, y le da toques de color a las colinas con parches de azul y morado. Vacas, pollos, caballos, perros, ovejas…todos poblan las laderas y a veces la carretera, lo que hace una linda aventura el camino hacia la ciudad. Finalmente llegamos a nuestras cabanas al atardecer y tuvimos la oportunidad de ver el oceano frente a nosotros antes de el anochecer. No podiamos pedir por dos dias mejores! Teniamos dos cabanas, una para los “viejitos” (Cora, Meri, y Pancho) y una para los “jovencitos” (Javier, Maca y yo). Tenian de todo – una cocina, bano, dos piezas, y una vista hermosa – todo lo que necesitabamos. Si alguien planea un viaje a Castro, Chile, les recomendamos las cabanas Llau Llao!
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the view outside our cabin ^^Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset

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