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In Praise of our Hostess, Helen – Temuco and Environs

Heading south about a week ago in our new (used) Suzuki Gran Vitara 4-wheel drive vehicle, we recounted many of the ways in which our new friend, Helen  Williams (daughter of dear friends in Colorado Springs, Ric and Dorry Bradley) has made our transition from the U.S. to Chile relatively easy. She has introduced us to her […]

Fighting in Valdivia – Liam, with your current interest, you will love this!

We took a little bus west to the coast of Chile from Valdivia.  Then we took a little boat to a pensula called Corral where there is an old Spanish fort.  We watched a re-inactment of an 1820 battle that took place here.  The troops under the Spanish were holding down the fort and did […]

City of Paper

Valdivia, Chile, sits at the junction of two large rivers.  The region contains a very large nature sanctuary along the Rio Cruces.   Some years ago a large pulp mill was sited upstream from the sanctuary and soon problems appeared.  The sanctuary had been the home of thousands of black-necked swans.  Our hostess (with the […]


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