Pictures of Southern Chile and Bariloche, Argentina

This is a picture of our class room in a community Ruka in southern Chile. While we used it as a classroom, usually this is the gathering place for the community. Having class sitting around a fire is an amazing experience.

This is a picture of our class room in a community Ruka in southern Chile. While we used it as a classroom, usually this is the gathering place for the community. Having class sitting around a fire is an amazing experience.

The huge thatched hut that you see there is a "Ruka." You can also see our two big buses that we used for transportation.
The huge thatched hut that you see there is a “Ruka.” You can also see our two big buses that we used for transportation.

Another picture of a Ruka. This is the Ruka where we had our classes (with the fire pit inside).

Another picture of a Ruka. This is the Ruka where we had our classes (with the fire pit inside).

This is a quick photo taken from within the old growth forest that we walked through to learn about medicinal herbs. Before entering we had to ask permission of the spirits who dwell of the forest.

This is a quick photo taken from within the old growth forest that we walked through to learn about medicinal herbs. Before entering we had to ask permission of the spirits who dwell over the forest.

El Lago Budi. We had a full morning of classes outside looking out onto this lake. Try and concentrate on a lecture while being surrounded by scenery like this!
El Lago Budi. We had a full morning of classes outside looking out onto this lake. Try and concentrate on a lecture while being surrounded by scenery like this!

A huge white turkey! He was the leader of his "turkey pack."

A huge white turkey! He was the leader of his “turkey pack.”

 

This picture, taken from the bus, doesn't do justice to the clear beauty of this river's water. And rivers just like this run all throughout southern Chile.

This picture, taken from the bus, doesn’t do justice to the clear beauty of this river’s water. And rivers just like this run all throughout southern Chile.

A huge field full of cattle. A common sight in southern Chile. (Once again taken from the bus...)

A huge field full of cattle. A common sight in southern Chile. (Once again taken from the bus…)

A view from beautiful Bariloche, Argentina.

A view from beautiful Bariloche, Argentina.

A closer view of some snow-capped mountains in Bariloche, Argentina

A closer view of some snow-capped mountains in Bariloche, Argentina

All of the buildings in Bariloche have this same astounding wooden architecture.

Many of the buildings in Bariloche have this same astounding wooden architecture. This building in particular is a restaurant.

Beautiful church in Bariloche. The town is under a huge influence from Europe, and always has been.
Beautiful church in Bariloche. The town is under a huge influence from Europe, and always has been.

Delicious hot chocolate in Bariloche. Literally just a cup of melted chocolate.

Delicious hot chocolate in Bariloche. Literally just a cup of melted chocolate.

 

My dream apartment in Bariloche. This is where I hope to live when I return to Bariloche some day. These apartments look right out onto the lake.

My dream apartment in Bariloche. This is where I hope to live when I return to Bariloche some day. These apartments look right out onto the lake.

Just a pretty little country road back in Southern Chile.

Just a pretty little country road back in Southern Chile.

 

So there you go! Just a very select few of the pictures that I took while on my excursion to Southern Chile and Bariloche, Argentina. The southernmost part of South America is just too beautiful to fully capture in pictures.

Now I find myself struggling to re-adjust to life here in Arica where I can wear shorts and a t-shirt again everyday… I miss Southern Chile very much.

More stories to come!

-WK

 

4 thoughts on “Pictures of Southern Chile and Bariloche, Argentina

  1. What a beautiful part of the world. I have always heard that Chile was gorgeous and your pics attest to it. What a marvelous experience for you, Will. I continue to be excited for you. Thanks for sharing it with us. The past three days have been great in south-central PA. Temps are running in the low 80s, full sun, birds chirping, and the trees and flowers are just popping with blooms. It has been a long time coming!

    Take care and continue the wonderful blog for us in the States.

  2. Beautiful, Will, absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest of your pictures when you get back. Soak it up!!

  3. Awh, Will, thanks for the great pics! The classroom looks SO COOL with the fire pit :) I hope you continue to enjoy every second of your trip…and keep on posting pictures for all of us back home. Love you!

  4. Will, I’ve been following your text and tremendous pictures. What an experience you must be having. You may not want to come back! Shoot me an email!

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