We’ve moved in!

We have been pretty quiet recently.... That's because we moved in about a week ago and haven't had any electricity, let alone internet. We have two lovely volunteers staying with us who don't seem to want to stop working, which has made things not only more enjoyable but also move along very quickly.  At this … Continue reading We’ve moved in!

Lily pics 

Following on from the death of our beloved whippet, Lily we have decided to make a page dedicated to her memory. If you have any photos, videos or silly stories about Lily, please email them to us and we will put them up here: https://cafeescalada.com/lily-pics/

Lago Cayutué 

A perfect day trip if you're staying in Cochamo or Puerto Varas. Discover how huasos are still living as they have done for 100 years by walking up to this pristine patagonian mountain lake.

The 18th

The last few days have been a riot of celebrations, all to do with the dieciocho, the Chilean National Holiday on the 18th September that commemorates the invention of the empanada in 1810, the birth of John Fashanu or something. The exact origins of the festival have been lost but to make up for it the Chileans … Continue reading The 18th

We’re leaving Santiago 

So the time has come to pack up all our things in an enormous Toyota 4Runner and start to make our way in the world.  The plan is to head up to Copiapó to see the flowers blooming in the desert, the driest de returned in the world, and then drive down south towards Puerto … Continue reading We’re leaving Santiago 

How to make a phone call in Chile

So we got to Chile alright. And we got the dogs. It took about three hours and a lot of shuttling of paperwork around between the Aduana, SAG and the freight company at the airport (and a trip to the pharmacy) but we did it. Getting a functioning SIM card was... different. Read on for … Continue reading How to make a phone call in Chile