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The Lake District, Chile: Part 2 in color

We arrived Wednesday in Puerto Montt, a run down and charming port city in the south of Chile with an estimated population of 220,000 people. 

After checking out the old port we headed out to a somewhat nearby island called Chiloe. The colorful and enchantingly weird town was very intriguing. 

We walked around the town and visited a beach called, the Pinguineras. It was an abandoned beach with two or three residents living on the beach. The summer season hot spot was empty, without the typical company of the penguins that inhabit the little islands of the coast of the beach. Running into strange plastic looking seaweed and documenting some vultures eating away at a dead seals corpse helped made the day all the more extraordinary.Our tour guide as well as locals of the town told us interesting stories of the mystical island we were on, explaining that witches and wizards are all around and that certain spirits and ghost pirate boats are seen at night.

The next day we left to Puerto Varas, a smaller and eye opening little city with around 20,000 inhabitants. Puerto Varas was colonized by the Germans and has many south German styled homes. After an hour and a half drive we finally arrived at a dormant volcano called volcano Osorno. We hiked up part of the volcano to be able to get a better view. The view as well the small plants growing from the volcanic rocks was increíble. This place is definitely on my top 5 best sceneries ever seen.

 I must say though, the pictures taken definitely dont do the volcano justice.
Afterwards, we walked around the green lagoon and the waterfalls of the Saltos of Petrohue. The last destination was the river of all the saints, that lies a couple kilometers away from the border of Argentina. Along the way we picked some special berries from the bushes called the Murta berry, the locals favorite fruit. 

Beautiful and breathtaking views! Is a definite must-see when visiting chile!

With love,

Annette 

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