Today we left Pucon and started our journey throughout South America. I skipped language class with Elly and went with my parents to the Language Pucon building . While they attended class, I did a lesson of math. After I finished my math and my parents had finished class, we headed for Villarrica to eat a lunch with the British couple who sold us their truck. We had a celebratory goodbye, left our confined bubble under which lies Villarrica and Pucon, and discovered a new area of Chile.
|Villarrica in the Rain|
After language class, we stopped at Cara’s and Glynn’s hostel in Villarrica. We wanted to exchange blog addresses, emails, travel notes and suggestions. We also wanted to share a lunch that Glynn had prepared. With hugs and smiles they invited us into the hostel kitchen. We ate an amazing salad with chicken and delicious lemon dressing along with some bread. We looked at their travel blog and listened to some useful advise for the rest of our trip. They have a small Ken doll who they take pictures of along their travels, hikes, and drives. Ken and Harry totally hit it off and are fast friends. Soon though, with cries of goodbye, we left Villarrica and entered into the unknown.
A little into our drive, things started to change. Suddenly the majestic Andes appeared out of the pouring rain and fog which had haunted the entire day. Towns turned into small villages and rural communities. On the side of the road grew ripe black berry patches. We soon came to the small village of Llife on a lake called Lago Ranco. I have not had time or enough perspective to form an opinion about the area, but it looks like an interesting place. We are staying at a small hostel run by a nice couple who like sleeping in. They only serve breakfast form 9:30 on....this is my kind of place!
Today, we traveled to a new part of South America but not without a proper goodbye to our friends Cara and Glynn. I am not sure what I think about real South America.... but I think I will like it.
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