03.04.2013 - 03.05.2013
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Puerto Varas is a pleasant town which has been nice to relax in. With the weather going severaly downhill for the week, I went to Lake Todos Los Santos and also got a closer view of Volcan Osorno yesterday.
Puerto Varas is in the lakes region and is on the western shores of Lago Llanquique. The town has a German influence with a distinctive cathedral.
Due to the impending weather, a couple of us from the hostel decided to take some buses to get a better view of the volcano. We overshot initially and got to see Lago Todos Los Santos, which has water that is a spectacular shade of emerald green that did not come out in the photos.
Then we stopped at a beach on the lakeshore close to the volcano.
We got back to town around sunset and I got a few more views with some interesting colors.
Three volcanoes can be seen from its lakeshore. From left to right they are Osorno 2661 m 8700 ft, Tronador 3,491 m (11,453 ft) in the distance, and Calbuco 2,003 m (6,571 ft).
Today, I had a nice casuela de ave (checken stew) from a local restaurant ...
and bought empanadas ...
so that I do not have to leave the hostel in the rain. I may try the casino out as they do offer poker ... we will see.