Puerto Montt Local Customs

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    Cerveza Kunstmann - a german beer in Chile

    by globetrott Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    Cerveza Kunstmann is quite a popular beer in Chile and it is brewed according to recepees from Germany. In general "Tradicion Alemana" stands for extra quality and you will see it at many places in Puerto Montt. Take a look at my last photograph : "Optica Alemana" obviously also stands for extra quality. It does not really mean that the shop-owners or their employees will be able to speak any german. Also the webpage of the "Bierfest Kunstmann" is written in spanish only, BUT it has tiny phrases in german as well : see that balloon on the right with the inscription "Das gute Bier"

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    X-mas in Chile

    by globetrott Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    Christmas-time must have been especially strange for the german settlers. First of all Decembers is in the middle of summer in the southern hemisphere and one of the german x-mas-symbols that they did bring to Chile was that Christmas-Pyramid that you will see close to the old steam-locomotives in the centre of Puerto Montt.

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    Black Forrest architecture in Puerto Montt

    by globetrott Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    Many of the german settlers of 1852 had been from the Black Forest and so it is no wonder that you will see a lot of buildings reminding you of the special architecture there. On my main picture you will see such a building with a roof made in "Schwarzwald-style" and on my last picture you will see a wooden facade, made of wooden tyles, also made in a way that you will see it at many places in BlackForest.

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    waste-watchers in Chile

    by globetrott Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    I saw this kind of carriage at many places in Chile, even in the centre of Santiago you will see them driving around with their horse-drawn carriage searching for things in the garbage that they might still be able to use. For tourists it is nice to take a photograph of them , but mostly I did it from a wide distance in order to avoid any bad feelings.

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    The Lama wearing a hat

    by globetrott Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    The owner of this Lama is living quite well on the $$$ he gets by the tourists, who take a photograph of his Lama, that is mostly wearing a small hat and looks quite funny. It is a pity I saw them too late, when I was queued up already for the tenderboat back to the ship, so I was able to take a photograph just from that large distance...

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    Cochayuyo y choros

    by elpariente Written Apr 3, 2007

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    En Angelmo se ven muchos puestos de cochayuyo y choros ahumados
    "Cochayuyo" es un alga y su nombre proviene del Quechua , "Kochu"(laguna) y "Yuyu"(hortaliza)
    El pueblo mapuche, especialmente los Lafkenche ("hombres de la costa"), han combinado, durante siglos, el cultivo de la tierra con la peligrosa "recolección" del Cochayuyo. Alcanzan hasta 15m de largo y se corta la base del alga de las rocas de los acantilados y se deja que sea la marea la que saque las algas a la orilla, donde será recogida y puesta a secar sobre las rocas.
    In Angelmo you may see many stands where they sell cochayuyo and smoked choros
    "Cochayuyo" is a weed and its name comes from the quechua , "Kochu"( lagoon) and "Yuyu"(vegetable)
    THe mapuche people , mainly the Lafkenche ("men from the coast") , have combined during centuries , the land farming with the dangerous Cochayuyo"crop" . They reach up to 15m long and they cut by the base in the cliff rocks and they let that the tides take out the weeds to the shore , where they are collecting and putting to dry on the rocks

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    Picoroco

    by elpariente Written Apr 2, 2007
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    No voy a decir nada que no haya dicho Neruda
    El picoroco encarcelado
    está en una torre terrible,
    saca una garra azul, palpita
    desesperado en el tormento.
    Es tierno adentro de su torre:
    blanco como harina de mar
    pero nadie alcanza el secreto
    de su frío castillo gótico.
    Pablo Neruda, Maremoto (1968)
    I am not saying anything that Neruda didn´t say before
    (It is very hard translate a Neruda poem , I am sorry)
    The picoroco jailed
    is in a terrible tower,
    shows a terrible claw , beat
    desperated in the torture
    It is tender inside its tower:
    white like the sea flower
    but nobody reaches the secret
    of its cold Gothic castle
    Pablo Neruda, Maremoto (1968)

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    Cochayuyo y choros

    by elpariente Written Apr 3, 2007
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    En Angelmo se ven muchos puestos de cochayuyo y choros ahumados
    "Cochayuyo" es un alga y su nombre proviene del Quechua , "Kochu"(laguna) y "Yuyu"(hortaliza)
    El pueblo mapuche, especialmente los Lafkenche ("hombres de la costa"), han combinado, durante siglos, el cultivo de la tierra con la peligrosa "recolección" del Cochayuyo. Alcanzan hasta 15m de largo y se corta la base del alga de las rocas de los acantilados y se deja que sea la marea la que saque las algas a la orilla, donde será recogida y puesta a secar sobre las rocas.
    In Angelmo you may see many stands where they sell cochayuyo and smoked choros
    "Cochayuyo" is a weed and its name comes from the quechua , "Kochu"( lagoon) and "Yuyu"(vegetable)
    THe mapuche people , mainly the Lafkenche ("men from the coast") , have combined during centuries , the land farming with the dangerous Cochayuyo"crop" . They reach up to 15m long and they cut by the base in the cliff rocks and they let that the tides take out the weeds to the shore , where they are collecting and putting to dry on the rocks

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