We decided to leave Pucon (aka Lloret de Mar) and head for the offbeaten track to Curacautin where, apparently, we could see some moon landscape and hike Crater Navidad.
No bus to drive us to the National Park, so we were dropped by the local bus on a close point on the road. So we started walking, at some point I was thinking…trekking, again? Torres del Paine was fine but 3 times in a row no way, I should have stay in the hostel, it s gonna be the same landscape
Luckily, after half an hour walking on the road, the landscape and our good luck changed. A car stopped and would take us to the base of the volcano were we could actually start hicking.
However, we forgot about the hike, the couple happened to be Brazilian, age of our parents and just adorable. We stayed in the car driving very slowly to be able to stop and see all the volcanic rocks, and chatting and chatting the 4 of us agreed on spending the rest of the day together.
More than 20 years ago Luisa, with a handmade backpack, and a lot of patience with public transport (including train! which in Sout America is a challenge) had been travelling around Sout Ameria as well.
Paulo told us about his adventures in Antartica and Galapagos Islands where he used to go for “work”. As I was talking to him I was sure that I chose the wrong university…should have studied engineering or chemistry.
That’s for me the most beautiful thing on travelling randomly; the complete strangers you meet on the way and treat as if you knew them for a long time.
Priceless. We promised to send them a postcard if we reach Alaska :)