back to nature, spring is comming!!! “La cascada escondida”

Tiempo de visitar la naturaleza

Ahora que al fin parece que llego la primavera y va a venir IMG_9193el verano es tiempo para salir al aire fresco de nuevo. Para todos los que les gusta moverse un poco en la naturaleza tenemos aquí un tip que queda en Santiago y es un paraíso!!

En el parque natural aguas de ramón hay mucho espacio para caminar y hacer trekking. Vas a poder encontrar senderos de diferentes dificultades, puedes encontrar recorridos de acuerdo a las condiciones físicas de cada persona.

Aparte de que IMG_9179hay diferentes senderos igual hay más parques con más senderos todavía ahí cerca. Pero esta vez les recomendamos este porque ahí hay tres rutas que son especialmente lindos.

De nuestro Hostal en Providencia por ejemplo tomas el Metro en la estación Salvador tomas la línea roja hasta tobalaba. En tobalaba te cambias a la línea azul hasta Francisco Bilbao. Desde Francisco Bilbao, tomas la micro D08 (Paradero por Av. Bilbao, tránsito dirección oriente). Bajate en Av.Padre Hurtado con Carlos Silva Vildósola, Plaza La Reina. En Plaza La Reina, tomar un taxi colectivo o caminar 25 min por Onofre Jarpa hacia la cordillera. Ahí llegas al parque.

Si llegas al parque hay un inicio dónde vas a empezar tu IMG_9196camino hacia arriba. Te vas a encontrar con miradores, puentes colgantes, saltos de agua y lugares de interacción con la naturaleza ideales para complementar y reforzar la formación cognitiva y espiritual.

Hay tres paradas en este camino que son como los tres destinos. Tu elijes el destino IMG_9230que te parece físicamente posible para ti o ese que más te gusta! Además que quieres subir, además temprano tienes que estar allá! En todo el camino hay ríos, cascadas y muchas vistas hermosas, así que igual si no quieres subirte hasta el último destino vas a ver mucho y seguro que vas a disfrutar!

Si quieres más información visita la página oficial: http://www.asociacionparquecordillera.cl/parque/parque-aguas-de-ramon/#!prettyPhoto[set_8]/0/

Y mira este video de “que hacer en Santiago”


English

time to visit nature

Now that it finally seems to get spring and summer is IMG_9193coming it is time to go back to fresh air. For all who like to move in nature we have here a traveltip in Santiago which seems like heaven!!

In the “parque natural aguas de ramón” there is much room for walking and trekking. You’ll be able to find trails of varying difficulty; you can find routes according to the physical conditions of each individual.

Besides the different paths there are more parks like more trails near there yet. But this time we recommend this because there are three routes that are especially nice.

IMG_9179From our hostel in Providence for example take the Metro station in Salvador take the red line to tobalaba. In tobalaba you transfer to the Blue Line to Francisco Bilbao. From Francisco Bilbao, you take the micro D08 (Whereabouts by Av. Bilbao, traffic direction east). Get off at Av.Padre Vildósola Silva Carlos Hurtado, Plaza La Reina. In Plaza La Reina, take a taxi or walk 25 min by Onofre Jarpa towards the mountains. There you get to the park.

When you get to the park there is a place where you start your way up. You’ll find gazebos, bridges, waterfalls IMG_9196and places of interaction with nature, ideal to complement and reinforce cognitive and spiritual formation.

There are three stops on this way, they are like the threeIMG_9230 destinations. You choose the destination that seems physically possible for you or that you like! As higher as you want to go up, the earlier you have to be there. All the way there are rivers, waterfalls and many beautiful views, so even if you want get on to the last destination you also can see a lot and you’re sure to enjoy!

If you want more information visit the official website: http://www.asociacionparquecordillera.cl/parque/parque-waters-of-ramon/#!prettyPhoto[set_8]/0/

And look at this video of “que hacer en Santiago”

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El Cajon del Maipo, Santiago de Chile

       Our fabulous journey started at 9 AM with the meeting point at Ando Andes’ office which offer sustainable tour services. The Santiago’s sky was clouded and grey of the smog when we left the city. It’s on the way to El Cajon that the sun had started showing up. The view of the grandeur of the Andes with the wild horses and the flowered villages were splendid. We passed in front of the Rio del Maipo where during summer rafters come to practice their activities.

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     We drove around two hours before reaching the main point of the visit “ Embalse Del Yeso” a wonderful reservoir surrounded by the snow-covered mountain. We dropped the car and started walking around.

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   During the walk the guide explained us what were the effects of the glaciers over the mountains and the nature. Unfortunately, there are many mines which are still running and which destroy El cajon by wasting water and polluting the air with trucks.

 Armed with our camera we crossed paths a deserted-former military base from the Pinochet’s dictatorship and drunk the magic water from Cascada la vieja. Why magic? Who drinks this water will come back to drink it again on a future day. I’m looking forward going there again!

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     We continued our way to a terrifying deserted tunnel formerly used as a train to convey commodity and people. Horror movies-lovers we dare you to cross this dark and endless tunnel!

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    After this moving tunnel we came back to the car to lunch at the main village called San Jose del Maipo. We ate in a pleasant restaurant called Las ovejas negras “the black sheeps” before going back to Santiago.

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During the lunch we listened to a last story about el Cajon del Maipo:

   “When the Spanish came to overrun Chile, inhabitants from El cajon went to hide their gold and valuables through the mountains in order to protect them from the invaders. However, some of the inhabitants died before revealing where their fortune were hidden.  So we assume there is still gold somewhere between the rocks of the mountains.” Always wanted to be gold prospector? 😉

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What to do in Santiago ? La Bicicleta verde

tour en bici        La bicicleta verde is a bike tour company which offers to discover Santiago and the surroundings on a sustainable way! Go for a ride in Santiago with an entertaining guide who will show you hidden spots of Santiago. You will learn more about local people, their history, their culture. With our friends from The green Bike you can get on their bikes to enjoy the Chilean Vineyard and to taste it (of course) y discover the surroundings of Santiago. I recommend them because they received really nice feedbacks from prestigious newspapers such as the New-York Times and The guardian, and because I like the concept to be sustainable which is vital nowadays, so +1 for the Green Bike! To get more information: www.labicicletaverde.com

Kiss & Love Aji hostel !


 

La bicicleta verde es una empresa que ofrece descubrir Santiago y los alrededores de una forma sustentable! Con ellos puedes tomar un interesante paseo por Santiago con un entretenido guía que te mostrara los lugares más importantes de la ciudad con las historias de quienes vivieron en ella y también de quienes viven hoy ahí, acercándote de manera muy entretenida también a las particularidades de la sociedad Chilena. Con los amigos de La Bicicleta Verde puedes también tomar un tour en bicicleta en un viñedo, que incluye degustación de vinos por supuesto, y conocer los alrededores de la gran ciudad. La Bicicleta Verde tiene un gran prestigio como tour operador y ha recibido excelentes comentarios en medios internacionales de alto renombre como el New York Times y The Guardian. Por que nos gusta el concepto de sustentabilidad, que es vital en estos días, entonces +1 para la bicicleta verde!

Besos y amor Aji hostel !

Para mas información: www.labicicletaverde.com