During our last full day in Pucon, we saw a bit more of the lovely mountain town and we did a laughter yoga session at a local yoga studio.
Of course, I have to begin by showing you another view of Volcan Villarrica.
There are lots of high adventure shops in Pucon like this one. It is backpacker's paradise in the summer season. We were there while it was still pretty much winter.
I was totally deceived by these. I thought they were the amazing araucaria trees that are so revered by the Mapuche people and celebrated in their art. So I zoomed in and got this great shot. When I showed it to Nicole, she laughed and explained they are actually cell phone towers disguised to look like araucaria trees.
A Mapuche sculpture.
Notice the bag hanging from this wooden structure. It is where they hang their garbage so the stray dogs won't mess with it.
Then we took a walk through the town's cemetery, situated on a hill.
Some of the graves are like little homes where lots of flowers and other items are placed.
When we got back, William complained of feeling sick again so we took his temperature. He's looking rather grumpy about it as well he should because Tosha determined he had a fever and would not be allowed to attend our laughter yoga session. We set him straight to bed.
I had to laugh, lead, shoot video and try to take photos all by myself since William was at home resting. I certainly didn't get as many shots as he usually does, but here are a couple.
Afterwards, we went out for pizza with some of the laughers so Tosha could tell them more about laughter yoga and how they really need to start a laughter club in Pucon. We tried the German beer they had on tap. Nicole recommends drinking it with lots of lemon and tobasco sauce. I tried it too and decided it was a bit too strong for me that way! Anyway, here we are toasting to laughter yoga in Pucon.
That night, we attempted to get William feeling better. We packed up and got set to depart in the morning.