Visiting Pomaire Village

Without much sleep inside the terribly cold and cramped overnight bus from Puerto Montt, we were dropped off in the outskirts of Santiago de Chile. We were about to meet and stay a couple of days with our hiking friends Jorge and Catalina which we met on the Dientes de Navarino trek. They kindly invited us to visit them and here we were. It was a sunny Sunday, our friends packed us into their beloved 4×4 Suzuki Jeep and off we went on a day road trip, away from the capital city.

Visiting Pomaire Village
Joanna with our hiking friends Jorge and Catalina from Santiago de Chile in the Village of Pomaire.

Giant Empanadas in Pomaire Village
Pomaire is famous for its giant Empanadas. Some say they are the biggest in the world!
Pomaire Village Pottery Shop
Pomaire has a lot of handicraft shops, full of cheaply priced potteries in different shapes, colors, and sizes.
Pomaire Village Pastel de Choclo
Joanna tried Pastel de Choclo, a corn-based, oven backed specialty of Pomaire.
Buying Watermelons in Paine commune
After Pomaire we continued our road trip to the agricultural community of Paine. It is famous for cultivating big, sweet and nutritious melons.
Watermelons in Comuna de Paine
Packed with oversized melons it was time for us to head back to Santiago de Chile.