Postcards from Abroad

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Postcard from Chile by John and Sylvia Smith

Sylvia30 Oct: Holiday has got off to a great start with flight, meet and greet and early check in all going to plan. 






Hotel Magnolia is gorgeous. Just about to have a drink on their roof top bar. Will let you have some other updates as the holiday progresses.

Hotel Magnolia Rooftop Bar

07 Nov: Sorry for radio silence but phone won't play ball in the Atacama. We have a wonderful time with 2 full day trips and 6 half day ones. Everything from lunch at the High Lagoons to Stargazing and Breakfast at El Tatio Geysers..

Lunch at 12000 feet

AtacamaHot pools at Puritama, Atacama

Breakfast at El Tatio geysers

Safely in Pucon at the amazing Antumalal Hotel. What a suite you have selected for us. And the Lounge in our Suite complete with fireplace!

Here is the view from our room.

view from our room at Antumalal Hotel in Pucon

Lounge in our Suite complete with fireplace

08 Nov: Today's hike was 10 miles through giant beech trees and 100 ft monkey puzzle trees at Huerquehue National Park. Very steep and hard work at times but the views are rather good! Our knees are aching somewhat! Off for some proper Chilean food shortly.

Hiking in Huerquehue National Park

Yesterday was a bit of a wash-out but we saw the worse of the weather in front of a blazing log fire in our room. We had a fabulous late lunch in a circular restaurant half way up to a volcano run by a lovely lady from Yorkshire!

John in Pucon

Arrived in Puerto Varas. Charming old town on the lakeside. Has an almost Alpine feel if it wasn't for the two giant volcanoes. And even before we arrived, the hairs on the back of my head stood up as we travelled that iconic road, the Pan American Highway. We don't think we have ever been to a more wonderfully varied, sophisticated and friendly country before.

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas 2

Today's view from our room is rather good.

Puerto Varas 3

Just checked into The Singular. What a place! The Singular is now our Number 1 Hotel that we have ever been to!  Just back from hore-riding

Horse riding at The Singular

Horse riding at The Singular 3

view of Puerto Natales from The Singular

Puerto Natales skies

Off to Patagonia Camp

Torres del Paine

Patagonia 2

John in Patagonia

Hiking in Patagonia

Amazing scenery Patagonia

Patagonia Camp 2

Patagonia Camp deluxe yurt

On our hike today, we met a real gaucho!

Patagonia hiking

Patagonia hike to the summit

and a well deserved treat!

A well deserved treat


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