Chiloe Island Part I

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March 25th 2013
Published: March 26th 2013
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Hi all,

After about 33 hours of bus we finally made our way to Chiloe island. We spent our first night in Ancud and headed to Castro the next day. It has been a very big change in scenery and here on Chiloe both me and Carmen felt that we could almost be at home looking at the landscape - at times it has been hard to think we are in Chile and we could as well be in the english country side.

What you my not know about Chiloe is that it is home to over 150 wooden churches mainy declared World Heritage sites by Unesco. Some of the typical traditions of the island also involve moving entire houses from one place to another by "simply" cutting off the wooden pillards that hold them off in place alongside the seaside. Typical food in Chiloe include the famous empanadas.

Tomorrow we'll be going further out from Castro to visit some of the oldest chruch on the Island then make our way later on in the afternoon towards Valdivia, another 8 hours bus journey.

Until then I salute you all.


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Pretty much all of the houses are made of wood on the island, then painted in various colours

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