Years ago, maybe 23 years, I took my 11 year old daughter down to Pucon, Chile for a month. We have a small investment in a hostel down there. We were down to backpack and visit the fjords much further to the south.
It was a really great trip. The people were terrific and the town of Pucon was unique. Ecole itself is packed with travelers, mainly South Americans and Europeans – a couple of gringos thrown in. Ecole is very active in the Chilean ecology effort – particularly the Alerce. There is a volcano looking over the town; as we sat on the hostel deck drinking beers in the evenings, we could see the glowing red rim of the thing above us; but there is also a large lake and beach. It was super hot.
Humboldt Growers Network is now bringing Ecole into the fold a little; at least enough to let you know about it. Authenticity is something that we reach out for in all the businesses we work with. Ecole has got this.
We are happy to introduce you to the place. It is a long way off, it really is; but you will never regret the adventure.
Here are a couple of pictures from back then; I will see if I can get some new ones soon.
A bunch of our friends setting in the Ecole courtyard. That’s me in the white shirt with the glasses. My daughter is next to me.
Here’s my daughter on her first horse in the Andes.