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Pucon images

Pucon is situated on lake Caburga. Villarica volcano is visible from all over the town. It smokes continually and at night the rim glows red with flames leaping up from time to time. I did not have the correct camera gear to capture this but you will just have to believe me we did see this phenomena.

We took a lovely trip on the lake

Heurquehue Park near Pucon

Pucon is situated on another beautiful lake with its very own volcano. This volcano spat out red flames during the night. I tried to photograph it but did not have the correct lens nor a tripod so the result was unsatisfactory but I’ll show it anyway in another blog.

For this blog I want to show images of the park we visited about twenty kilometers from Pucon

If you cannot see the slideshow click here

Photos of Bus trip to Villarica

Here is the blog for Villarica::

I decided to take you on the bus trip from Temuco to Villarica. I always try to get on the right side of the bus. However taking photos through a bus window never leads to pin sharp images. That said I love seeing  people getting on and off buses, the anxious, the fussy and the cool dudes all make good subjects. So forgive the quality and enjoy the scene,

 

The trip from Temuco to Villarica
The trip from Temuco to Villarica

 

Waiting to leave
Waiting to leave

 

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Waiting to get on the bus
Cool dude
Cool dude

 

Goodby kiss
Goodbye kiss

 

Mama & Baby
Mama & Baby

 

Family with a lot of luggage

 

From the window
From the window

 

 

 

Photos of Temuco and Cholchol

Below is the blog entry for our stop in Temuco

http://mahons.org/blog/page/5/

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Our apart hotel looking inwards. hotel_outside_sm

 

 

 

The view out our window!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Cholchol 

This should have been a Mapuche village but there was very little evidence of the Mapuche way of life here. We visited the tiny museum which was manned by three women who would have been better pleased if we had not bothered!!! Here is an image of some of the display

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We took a short walk around the village to see if we could find any evidence of the Mapuche but all we found were traces of modernity

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