PUERTO VARAS - Chilean Lake District January 31st 2010 We write this on our last night in Puerto Varas. It's been a relaxing few days in a pretty town. The setting is great, on a lake with snow covered volcanoes in the distance. The weather has been pleasant and sunny, although very chilly at night.
Our first day we went to Frutillar on the bus, only half an hour away. It is a small, quaint German town with lots of German architecture. Our mai ... read more
South America » Chile Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
Well, the Hewlett's are planning their family adventure - 1 year in Latin America. Our trip begins on 1st August this year, so it's time to start planning. We're beginning our trip in South America but are a little nervous of some of the places, particularly as we are travelling with our young daughter, who will be 5 when we travel.... full info