The heart of Mapuche Blog
Temuco is the heart of the land of the Mapuche. Or, what's left of it.
Here, the scenery is of an almost endles fertile green. But, Temuco is an uninspiring market town, though with plenty of leafy squares and a pleasant park on the edge of town. And a train museum. The Chinese have taken over the budget knickknack industry but run few restaurants. The butchers sell horse meat, though I failed to find a raw horse meat sandwich.
The German présence, stronger in the south, also starts to be noticable, in food, architecture and, occasionally, ethnicity.