La Sebastiana in Valparaíso, Chile

In Valparaíso we took in the beautiful sights of the harbor and colorful hillside homes, and rode all of the funiculars from the turn of the century that still operated.  After spending a few weeks in the interior of the continent we devoured seafood meals, but most of this we’d anticipated, what we hadn’t expected [...]

Pucon, Adventure Capital of Chile

Pucon is a small town of 20,000 on the shore of a large lake surrounded by mountains and a snowy volcano (reminiscent of Mount Rainier in Seattle).  It’s an adventure tourism center with rafting, fishing, sailing, trekking/climbing, skiing, horseback riding, and hot spring hopping all close by.  We were supposed to visit in the early [...]