Travel Blogs from La Serena, Chile

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Catching Up, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Catching Up

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... ruins of Machu Pichu or of the strange dressing habits of the residents of Taquile Island. I'll do what I can from here in La Serena, a city 7 hours north of Santiago in bus, where dad and I have escaped to clean air, lower population density and ...

Little things I have learnt, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Little things I have learnt

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... riding 15. I snore a lot more than previously suspected - sorry dorm-mates! Anyway, thatīs about it for now. I am leaving La Serena on a late bus tonight and heading 16 hours up the Panamericana to Calama. Its been really good here - been to see ...

Anyone seen a church?, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Anyone seen a church?

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... day but we were up early to go looking around the town and take pictures of as many of the 29 churches that are in central La Serena.  We did quite poorly and only managed to see 8, and only 6 properly.  I've no idea where the others ...

La Serena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

La Serena

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... We headed to La Serena to meet up with my Mum and Dad again but arrived a night ahead of them so checked out the town. La Serena is a nice town, pleasant plaza, good shopping area and a big craft market for souvenirs (which can be sent home with ...

The Beach Life and Road Trippinī, La Serena, Chile travel blog

The Beach Life and Road Trippinī

A travel blog entry by catters

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... roads, candle lit villages, abandoned mines and eventaully getting a little lost was an adventure and a great start.  The beaches of La Serena so long and splendid.  We have been up the worlds biggest cross, raced quad bikes on sand tracks and ...

36 hours in La Sarena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

36 hours in La Sarena

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... the almost 24 bus trip from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso we planned to spend a day in the coastal town of La Serena, Chile's second oldest city. We arrived early the morning after taking the overnight bus from San Pedro and were fortunate to get an ...

Romantic Valentines Night, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Romantic Valentines Night

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... down there because you know what she's like when free food is available, but bless her, she restrained herself! When we arrived in La Serena we headed straight for the beach. It was a really nice beach area and a fantastic surf. We went and chilled ...

ProMoto Motorbike Service Centre, La Serena, Chile travel blog

ProMoto Motorbike Service Centre

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... have it, we four all fueled up at the same service station, Lou and Lynn were there slightly ahead of us. We rode into La Serena together. Lou had programmed Hostal Del Mar Cabins into his Zumo, and it lead us straight to them. Luckily, someone else had ...

Stars (a few) and wine (a bit more), La Serena, Chile travel blog

Stars (a few) and wine (a bit more)

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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La Serena lays at the entry of the Elqui Valley, known for the star observatries and the pisco vineyards and distelleries. Star observatries are located here because weather is always (except for the day we went to one) very clear and without clouds. We ...

Desert Blooms, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Desert Blooms

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... another treat, with a stunning sunset over the massive Cross of the Third Millennium across the bay from the seaside resort of La Serena. This touching poem was written and sent to us by Lila Engberg, a friend and colleague in Guelph, Ontario: ...

Did the earth move for you?, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Did the earth move for you?

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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Heading North from Santiago, I am staying in the town of La Serena. This morning we had an earth quake!! I was sat on my bed and the room started to shake, thankfully it didnīt last too long and no damage was caused, but it made the CNN news in the US ...

going uphill, La Serena, Chile travel blog

going uphill

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... the Casa Blanca early this morning wanting to ride in the cool morning Air. Soon I climbed out the thin marine Layer suounding La serena , stopped at the Airport which was on the way anyway and dropped off any unnessessary Items to reduce weight of my ...

Nice Day, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Nice Day

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Did my Oil & Filter change early morning , no surprices all good , Maschine is running good, was about Finish when the early morning Fog lifted, the climate here is very similar to Santa Paula in California ,cooler Nights and nice 75 F days.Nice Day ...

Starry Nights in the desert, La Serena, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Starry Nights in the desert

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... village right in the middle of the desert. Coming here we have broken our bus-record. First we spent 15,5 hours on the bus from La Serena to Calama where we rested for 50 mins before boarding the 1,5 hour bus to San Pedro. So, in total 17 body-wrecking ...

Maria's house in La Serena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Maria's house in La Serena

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... with bare eyes). And of course we were told on arrival about an travel agency which does tours to an observatorium just outside La Serena. Of course we immediately put our names down for it (we are typing this report from a computer at the agency's ...

Jugdement on the Aviation Department in Peru, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Jugdement on the Aviation Department in Peru

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... in the Background. Most the water unfortunately for Chile runs eastwards into Patagonia Reagions of Bolivia, Uruquay amd Paraquay. 1,1/2 hours later approaching La Serena when selecting Gear Down on Final 30 , I got only 2 Greens , of sh..... made an Go ...

The new crew, La Serena, Chile travel blog

The new crew

A travel blog entry by juliannet

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Day 63 – Discovering La Serena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Day 63 – Discovering La Serena

A travel blog entry by saseau

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... Island. A few stores later we found our way in front of the main church in the area. This church houses the archbishop of the La Serena area and it was stunning to see the artwork the church had amassed over the years. It is a newer church, built in ...

Dolphins and stars, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Dolphins and stars

A travel blog entry by timtravels

I really enjoyed the little town of La Serena. When I arrived at the hostel I put my stuff away, asked for a map and just started walking around. It reminded me very much of a little european city. Walked around the market, bought some fruit (The peaches ...

Lazy Friday, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Lazy Friday

A travel blog entry by vmuise

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... about the place so it wasnīt tranquil but it was fun to watch. Lime-green polyester pants are quite fashionable here. La Serena in general is more fashion forward and Westernized than Santiago and more prosperous. Ergo, the teenagers here have spending ...

27 degrees but still Chile, La Serena, Chile travel blog

27 degrees but still Chile

A travel blog entry by jenandnige

... they insist on doing it a good number of decibels higher than what is normally considered reasonable.  On a positive note, La Serena is a pleasant town, with many old interesting-looking churches and a weirdly english-looking centre - we ...

La Serena e Coquimbo [rapidinha], La Serena, Chile travel blog

La Serena e Coquimbo [rapidinha]

A travel blog entry by pedro-vianna

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... por que vi uma cidade chilena de verdade, nada pra turista ver! PS 2: Depois conversando com outras pessoas viajando E locais, descobri que o tempo em La Serena é sempre assim: muito feio até mais ou menos 11 am. e depois abre o sol. Louco ...

Arrival in Chile, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Arrival in Chile

A travel blog entry by frankandalicia

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... again soon. Love and hugs to everyone, Alicia xo Ps. Here is a bit of info on the area: La Serena is a city and commune in northern Chile, capital of the Coquimbo Region. Founded in 1544, it is the country's second oldest city after the national capital, ...

los gehts, La Serena, Chile travel blog

los gehts

A travel blog entry by julegschwander

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Ahh, Pacific Ocean, the granduer of all oceans., La Serena, Chile travel blog

Ahh, Pacific Ocean, the granduer of all oceans.

A travel blog entry by darfrazier

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... , the right age, the can't miss the cap... I found him, at last. So, for the record, Luigi resides in La Serena, Chile. World astrolgers usually fly to La Serena to glimpse in the heart of the universe inside the world famous observatories. It's a ...

Guess who's back?, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Guess who's back?

A travel blog entry by charding

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Back in town after the trip into the valley, nothing much had changed. As the weather had got a bit better though, we thought we would explore the beach in the search for a little tan top-up. Upon getting there, we were presented with some ...

La Serena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

La Serena

A travel blog entry by hibbs

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... really beautiful. Chilean buses are really good and you get given snacks and tucked in with a blanket if you fall asleep! We arrive in La Serena a couple of hours later and walk to our hostel, which we end up walking past a few times as there are no ...

To the beach!, La Serena, Chile travel blog

To the beach!

A travel blog entry by bocalee

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La Serena is a beach town in northern Chile.  The town looked pretty nice, but the first hostels we saw were dumpy, so Jeff decided we should camp out on the beach.  Works for me...  So 30 km south of town we found a campground right on the ...

Day 62 – Humidity at last, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Day 62 – Humidity at last

A travel blog entry by saseau

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... provided by the bus, was four strawberry wafer sticks and a pineapple juice. There was no fooling our stomachs when our bus arrived into La Serena at around 1pm. To make matters worse, we got off at the wrong station. Thankfully, it was a short walk to ...

Heading North, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by kellyjanebaker

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... We have a whole house and court yard to ourselves. With facilities to cook, watch TV or just relax. I arrived in La Serena yesterday afternoon after a little adventure of my own. Originally I had booked the coach for the previous night, leaving ...

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