|Magellanic penguins (Photo credit: lexusinabasket)|
Dripping wet I hesitatingly walked through the big wooden doors of what looked to be someone's vacation home. Once inside, I was greeted warmly by the owner of Hostal Lluhay, the place that would be my home for the next week. Like every seasoned traveller out there, how I ended up here was story of travel plans gone amuck. It was my near catastrophe on the island of Chiloe
I had heard and read many glowing reviews about the Archipelago islands of Chiloe and they made it to the list of some "must see destinations". It also benefited me to read the experiences of people like Stephanie aka "The Travel Chica" who wrote this blog "Slowing Down in Chiloe" If you wish to see pics of Chiloe, reading her blog would your best resources because I didn't have the skill and resources to take pics that would have done Chiloe any justice.
|Curanto (Photo credit: Lisa de Vreede)|
Chiloe has a very different history than the rest of Chile. It is the only place that didn't go through colonization. You can see, feel, taste the difference just looking at the architecture and tasting the food like Curanto, a mix of mussels, clams, and different meats. It used to be cooked by hot stones underground but nowadays restaurants recreate the meal using pots in the kitchen