My vacations in Puerto Varas part 1

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Hello everyone!!! So long without posting! I’m so sorry about that. I was preparing for a small vacation with a friend and then I had no time until vacations were over, but I got back home so tired that I didn’t have the energy to write a blog post right away.

I kept instagram fairly updated though, so if you follow me there you might have seen that I went to Puerto Varas for vacations. We stayed for 4 days, the first day we visited Puerto Varas itself, the next day we went to Frutillar, then Chiloé island and the last day was Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.

It was a 2 hour flight to Puerto Montt and then about an hour in bus to Puerto Varas. It was my first time on a plane too.

I decided to split the post into 2 so it wasn’t so heavy on images. Hope I don’t bore you too much.

Puerto Varas

Here you can see Llanquihue lake. It is one of the largest lakes in Chile. The city is very German inspired due to the huge amount of Germans that migrated to the area in the 19th-century.

This was a food cart very close to where we were staying. The sign says “The best hot chocolate of your life”. And I’ve got to say it was really the best one I’ve had so far!!! We weren’t expecting much, but it was delicious!!

I didn’t take many photos in Puerto Varas since we were walking around and I didn’t want to take my camera out in the middle of the city. It is a wonderful place, I wish I could live there.


The German Colony arrived to the city in 1856 so Frutillar is very much like Puerto Varas in that aspect.

Their kuchen are famous so we arrived early to the city to have breakfast there.

After breakfast we went to the German museum. It has beautiful gardens and old houses that show the life of the first German colony in the area. It has a machine warehouse, the water mill to grind the seeds, blacksmith house and the main house that is located uphill with a great view to the Lake.

This is the main house.

The view from the hill.

Teatro del Lago is a stage theatre and concert hall located right next to Llanquihue lake.

This is also part of the theater, it has a gorgeous view.

A last piece of kuchen before leaving Frutillar in the afternoon.

I’ll leave it there for today. Next post will be Chiloé island and Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. Let me know if you like these kind of travel posts or if you rather have me stick to doll talk.

Hope you have a great weekend!




14 thoughts on “My vacations in Puerto Varas part 1

  1. Nikki

    It looks so beautiful! The surroundings are simply stunning. I’m very glad you enjoyed your vacation <3 I will look forward to your second post :3

  2. Irene

    It’s so great to see some of your traveling photos! The German houses are so cute xO and the cakes! Are those raspberries? @o@ I miss those very much~~~

    The weather looks gorgeous and the landscape looks very green and pretty also!!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I’m glad you liked the photos!! Yes they are indeed raspberries in the second kuchen. First one is banana and it was my favorite! I also tried apple and mixed berries from my friend’s plate hahaha.
      That zone of my country is very rainy that’s why there’s so much green, but we were blessed with wonderful weather 🙂

  3. Alasse Carnesir

    I LOVE seeing travel posts. It’s a way for me to see what it’s like in your part of the world. It looks like a really beautiful place. How was the chocolate served? It sounds delicious. Glad they could deliver what they advertised!

    Fruitillar looks amazing. I never knew the Germans occupied that part of the world. That’s a really interesting piece of history. And that main house, wow, it looks big but then when you look at the photos of the rooms, they are quite tiny. I was really surprised by the size of that kitchen. I’m used to a big open plan kitchen so that kind of cramped sort of style of kitchen would drive me insane. I loved seeing that piano. I want one of those old style pianos in my own house one day and I would love to learn to play the piano too but …nowhere to put it!

    Teatro del Lago has a really nice modern design. I love the architecture and the bold use of colours on the building.

    I’ve got to ask, what is kuchen? It looks a bit like some kind of cake? Is it mostly sweet or savoury? Looks delish either way!

    Thanks so much for sharing your travel photos.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Hot chocolate was served with tiny marshmallows and that added an extra sweetness to it, I have never tried it like that before! I tried another hot chocolate on another place the last day of vacations but it just wasn’t the same, it was darker (which I usually prefer) and thicker, but in the end I liked the one from the food cart best.

      Frutillar was very fun! We also wanted to go to a forest reserve in the area and even though we managed to find the entrance (it was uphill) it was closed that day haha. Even then we did a lot of things that day and the weather was just amazing. Rooms in the main house are probably tinier than they were in the time the house was lived in because they had fences blocking visitors the way to the furniture, so half the room was used for visitors to transit the rooms to take photos and walk around and the other half had the furniture and a fence. I tried to take the photos without showing the fence so it looked more real. Even then, the room were small. My kitchen is very small too and I dislike that, but I’m used to it. The piano was gorgeous, the blacksmith house had one too but I didn’t get any good photos from that house (only phone pics that weren’t too good).

      Teatro del Lago was very nice! Despite looking all modern it didn’t clash with the rest of the city. It has a gorgeous view and some cafes on the side.

      Kuchen is a german cake, more like a pie. It can be savory I think but all the ones we found were sweet. The first one is a banana kuchen with crumble topping and the second is raspberries in a creamy top.

      I’m glad you liked the photos, second part will have more amazing natural landscapes.

  4. Niina

    Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing! I can imagine that you would love to live there! And those kuchen! Gosh, I really want to taste! It is always nice to see photos from other places around the world. You get to see so much and even learn a thing a two. Look forward to post number 2. 😀

  5. Musume (@musume_desu)

    My goodness those are some really stunning places!! I really hope you had a wonderful time there, and some yummy breakfasts too!!
    I saw your Momoko photos on IG, so cute!! :3 But it is nice to see you back to blogging 😀

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I had the most wonderful time, thank you!!! I’ll be blogging more often I hope, there’s some topics I wanted to write about before but I couldn’t 🙂

  6. Xanadu

    Hi Alejandra,
    Oh my! What lovely photos and what scrummy eats you had…made me hungry looking at that last piece of kuchen. 🙂

    I do enjoy looking at other people’s holiday photos, especially when the sights are so interesting. Looks like you had a great time, though I doubt if you felt your holiday was long enough. We had nine days away and it was all over before we knew it.

    Good to see you back posting again though, I was a bit worried you weren’t coming back.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Being there for less than a week was surely not enough!! I want to come back and get to know places I didn’t, and re visit some of the places I went to. It was my first vacation in so long, I can’t believe I waited so much to do this trip, a dream come true. Thank you~
      Sorry for making you worry 🙁

  7. Kaisu

    Wow, thanks for sharing! I love seeing places I propably can’t go, so exiting. Lovely food! 😀 And it is interesting to see the old German houses there, it must have been wonderful to see the inside of the big house, all the furniture and stuff are lovely. The last kuchen with the raspberries… MMMMMM. <3


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