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From November 2018 to January 2019 we lived near Puerto Octay, Chile volunteering at a farm and restaurant called Espantapajaros (scarecrow in Spanish). We had a wonderful time getting to know the owners of the farm and other volunteers, helping out on the farm (hint: it was mostly yard work!), and having a few local adventures. This episode recaps our experiences including eating delicious food at the buffet, a 4-day backpacking adventure, and watching a dog eat a chicken! Go Listen! We’ve posted additional photos below.
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More photos from our time in Puerto Octay, Chile!
Kris and I with the Orsorno Volcano, we had this view almost every day!
Espantapajaros - the scarecrow restaurant
Our Christmas card from Espantapajaros
The farm house where we lived with Antonio and other volunteers
Eating lunch at the restaurant
So much meat for the restaurant!
Inside the restaurant
Other volunteers (Simon and Maja) and Antonio (who we lived in the farmhouse with)
Hanging out at the restaurant
Volunteering with Simon and Maja
Us with Cornelia, the owner of the restaurant
Our dinner for everyone at the restaurant!
Us with Antonio (who lived in the farmhouse) and Camila (another volunteer from Brazil)
Us with Nico (the restaurant manager and volunteer coordinator)
Raking at the museum
The car we borrowed from the restaurant started smoking 1/2 way up the volcano so we turned around!
The chicken that Lynn destroyed on New Years Eve
The Great Grandpa Alerce Tree and the Hot Springs (Termas Geometricas)
Hiking with Nico!
A 4-day backpacking adventure in Cochamó. Check out more photos on our Instagram page!
Hiking in Cochamó and Kris getting stalked by a horse
Christmas Eve breakfast at the restaurant
Birthday cake and ice cream
New Years Eve! Cheers to 2019!
New Years Eve with other volunteers
Krissy and Nick, friends from Michigan Tech came to visit for a few days!