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Pucon from Lake Villarica, backed by its shaggy mountains  
   

Pucon from Lake Villarica, backed by its shaggy mountains

Pucon--Summer Hordes & Holidays

February 19th 2012
Paradise Lost: The Dreaded High Season Picture-perfect Pucon is an off-season paradise, sandwiched between a forested lake and the smoking Volcano Villarica, one of the four most active in South America. When I arrived in late spring, the volcano was blanketed in snow, and all was dreamy and mellow in the little town of 25,000. I met and made friends on sunset walks along the landscape ... 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
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