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Date Place Comment
March 16th, 2018 Lake Side View

Great Place to stay, also in Winter. Two of the three toilets are locked, the open one is heated (in the middle of March).
There is one 220v socket in the toilet cabin - just in case you are in need of some electricity for a while.

February 2nd, 2017 Equator Museum And Line

Nice spot, where you can stand on both sides of the world: left and right.
Left and right? The guide will explain the difference to north and south.

February 2nd, 2017 ATM

Next to KFC

January 31st, 2017 Tu parada en Cuenca

Highly recommended!
Very nice host, Miryam gave us a one hour seightseeing tour around Cuenca.
The hostel is in walking distance to the historic center.
Best Wifi ever, enough space to park your rig ( no problems with high or big rigs!).
Private room and private bathroom, local breakfast and a very helpful owner.

January 20th, 2017 Scotiabank ATM inside Primax Fuel Station

Get cash by Visa

January 19th, 2017 Pizzeria Bassano

Best pizza so far in South America.

January 19th, 2017 Corrupt Police

Policeman on bike tried to get money from us for speeding, which we definitely did not do. We pretendet not to unterstand a single word for 20 minutes.
He gave up then after trying to reduce the "multa" (fine) form 200 to 100 soles. What a shame!

Drive carefully, do not cross the yellow lines and be aware of the nice officer on his bike (licence plate EP-4727). Safe travels!

January 18th, 2017 Plazavea supermarket

Supermarket

January 10th, 2017 Lider Walmart superstore

Got that Thai curry paste \o/

January 10th, 2017 BanBif ATM

Get cash with your visa.
Temporally parking is 200 meters down the street, following the blue lines on the pavement.

January 8th, 2017 Chili Border control between Region I and II - Road Conditions

Check of papers in both direction. 2 minutes delay.

January 8th, 2017 Unimarc supermarket

Open all days

January 8th, 2017 Drug control PDI

Control antidrogas, driving license etc

January 8th, 2017 Shell

Diesel 514

January 6th, 2017 Lower Parking lot Paranal Observatoryin June, Sa

Parking and overnight stay is no more allowed. Security came and sent us away. The whole street from the main street up to ESO is private. We found another spot about 500 meters away (see other check-in)

January 6th, 2017 Wild camping at ESO Observatory Paranal

As the gravel camp site on the street to the observatory is closed (private property), we found that spot a few hundred meters away. Coming down from ESO turn right onto the main road. About 400 meters on the right you'll find a gravel road leading up the hill again. 300 meters up there is a little plain spot, where we had an absolute stunning night: nothing to hear and a wonderful sky full of stars.

January 5th, 2017 Fuel station Copec

Lavamat, 3 minutes car cleaning per coin, 1500 pesos

December 29th, 2016 Parque Camping Estero Cobulto

Nice campground, very nice and helpful owner. Clean bathrooms with hot showers, firepit at every site, Swimmingpool, and so on. Worth to stay more than one night. Wifi is fast, but some hundred meters to walk. No place to sit and work there :-(
We payed 5000Ppp

December 29th, 2016 Lider supermarket

Sometimes you need a Lider ...

December 29th, 2016 Bosch car service / mecanico

Nice, good and worked fast. Gustavo and family did a good job on our LR Defender. Mecanico is certified by BOSCH.

December 27th, 2016 Panadería/Bakery Rostock

Good brezn, but quite expensive, 600 Pesos per Brenzn PpB)

December 26th, 2016 Supermarket

Todo supermarket

December 22nd, 2016 Camping Catrue at Anticura

Nice campground in the woods, next to the waterfalls. We stayed here (instead of the aquas caliente) and had a wonderful night. Camping with clean toilets, hot water, firepits, light and electricity at each site and a very friendly owner. Wifi at the reception, good enough for sharing some thoughts at Facebook or iOverlander. We payed 9000 for two adults and one camper.

December 21st, 2016 Cerveceria Armin Schmid

Bavarian food and beer :-)
Get a "frisch gezaptes" Märzen and maybe you should also try Leberkäs (we did not, no time on our way to Argentina).
A little "beer garden", not like the real Bavarian ones, but maybe one of the best in South America. The beer definitely was :-)

December 21st, 2016 Camping Aguas Calientes NP Puyehué

New price is 25.000 pesos per night for 2 adults, 1 car. No way - we didn't stay.
10km ahead, at Anticura, we found a much cheaper place/camping. We stayed here for 9000, incl wifi, hot showers, clean toilets and quiet surroundings.

December 20th, 2016 Land Rover Garage (official)

One of three official LR garages/dealer in Chile. We were allowed to stay in the back of the garage at night. No showers, but toilets during opening time and free wifi (INVITADO, pw: 7Buho1350).
Good service, not cheap (LR prices ..). English speaking employees.

December 16th, 2016 Casa Rosalba

Very nice European style cafe with a view to volcano Osorno (if weather is good), good wifi, good coffee and tasty cakes, sandwiches, burgers. The perfect place to spend a rainy day or get some work done that requires Internet. Highly recommended!

December 15th, 2016 Camping La Gruta

Steep gravel road up to the campsite. May be a problem for big rigs or 2w motor homes. Campsite grassy, not too well maintained. No wifi. Cats,ducks and cows around. Wooden benches/tables with a small roof and lightbulb. Sink for washing dishes with cold water in the center of the site. Same thing, different campsite: toilets and showers ok but not cleaned in a long time. Hot water 24/7 though. Friendly owners. Safe travels!

December 12th, 2016 Ferry Port For Chiloe

11800 for a Defender one way, very fast, around 20 Minutes. Safe travels!

December 12th, 2016 Vista Hermosa Camping

Charming small campground and cabanas with sea view. Grass with lots of flowers around. Wooden benches and tables. Well maintained site. Walking distance to unimarc supermarket. Friendly dogs around. Hot water 24/7. Bathrooms, showers and sinks unfortunately not cared for at all. Probably have not been clean in weeks. Made of low cost materials but it would be completely fine if one had the impression that it was cleaned once in a while. Still ok, as we stayed three nights. 8000 for two in a defender.


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