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Smoking Volcano Villarica from my  bedroom window  

Smoking Volcano Villarica from my bedroom window

Pucon--Sweet Springtime

December 15th 2011
The Lovely Off-Season My idea of heaven is the delicious off-season when gorgeous resort towns are blissfully empty and filled with residents enjoying their own towns. I'd arrived in popular Pucon in November and enjoyed a peaceful month and a half before the hordes of summer tourists inflated the population ten-fold. Fortunately, by then I'd discovered little pockets of beauty to hide aw ... read more
South America » Chile » Araucanía » Pucón

Chilean Flag 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
16th August 2012

Holy Smokes Tara! That is an amazing shot!
16th August 2012

Actually, Holy Cloud, Andrea
The photo is more amazing than it looks because I happened to catch that cloud passing over it at just the right moment. The volcano's constant smoking was more of a dainty, little drift.

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