We headed out from Coñaripe along the southern edge of the lake and it’s really scenic. We stopped for a break at Panguipulli and hit the playground.  Our world-tour of playgrounds continues.

For some reason, this area is the epicenter of steam engines in Chile. They are everywhere around here – in people’s front yards, parks, rusting out in fields. Jason had talked to someone the other day about them and they said they were used for threshing and the guy fondly remembered his 12 and 15 hp British models.

Afterward, we continued on to Valdivia.

Valdivia, Chile is known for, well… beer. Bode insisted we hit two breweries.

Kunstmann felt sort of like that pea soup place between LA and SF. The unfiltered lager was good, but we failed to finish the giant plate of meat we got on the side.

Salzburg was less of a tourist attraction, and a bit cheaper. But, the beer wasn’t as good.

Aside from the breweries, the town seemed to be shut down, so we continued another 20 km or so to the beaches near Niebla . That’s where we found everyone.

Niebla is a little beach town that has a few old forts, a few nice beaches, and lot’s of drunk locals. We managed to avoid hitting anyone staggering across the highway.

3 thoughts on “Valdivia

  • January 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    That Bode, always insisting you stop for beer.

    You know you’ve arrived when you have your own beer cubby with your name on it.

  • January 10, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    3 weeks.. and we’ll be around there!

  • January 10, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    those drunk people look a lot like cows.

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