Thursday, December 11, 2008

Villarica

Right now, Í´m in the little town called Villarica. Its about 11 hours south of Santiago by bus, and its truley an astounding place. Its situated on Lake Villarica, which is a crystal clear lake underneath the enourmous Vocano of the same name.

I met up with my friend Ryan in Santiago a couple of days ago, and we traveled down here together to his Uncle´s house. He lives on a nice plot of land, has a huge garden and we take showers with solar power heated water. It´s a very pleasurable, simple life.

Yesterday we went up to a different lake which was heated by volcanic activiy and basked in the sun. This region is heavily forrested and strikingly beautiful. Its very similar to the pacific Northwest of the U.S. Its definately my kind of area.

I´m not sure when the next time I´ll have internet service, we are about to head into the wild of Argentina. The scenery promises to become even more beautiful an entrancing.

2 comments:

tizihill said...

HI Kip, just went through your writings and I am loving them!!! I was able to experience the cities with you along with your descriptions, it's a trip in my office chair!!!
Hope all is good, keep being safe, 'cause you know this south americans are kind of crazy sometimes, but they all have great heart and hospitality to offer!
Say hello to the Ricoleta to me when you get in Buenos Aires. Also, if you get a chance and time, keep going south to Mar del Plata, summer there is supposed to be great!
Big kisses, from the growing Hill family.

Kathytab said...

KIP , WE JUST GOT BACK FROM A FEW DAYS IN VEGAS AND THIS WAS THE FIRST CHANCE I HAVE HAD TO CHECK UP ON YOU! I AM TOTALLY OVERWHELMED BY YOUR WRITING SKILLS!! YOU CAN CERTAINLY ADD THEM TO ALL OF YOUR OTHER AMAZING TALENTS !! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE ARRIVAL OF YOU MOM AND LAUERANCE IN A FEW DAYS AND WE HAVE SOME FUN THINGS PLANNED. HAVE FUN AND KEEP SAFE , LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT ENTRY.
LOVE AK