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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Balmaceda La Serena
Good location in between the city centre and bus station. Very clean. Really comfortable, modern, en-suite double room. Good breakfast. Pleasant patio common area. Given your own key for the front door...generally felt very secure.
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... from a French astromer who began by pointing to Mercury and Venus, which we were able to see with the naked eye. We spent the evevning taking it in turns to look down the huge telescope where we saw stars being born, broken stars and at least 4 other galaxies.
Along with everything we saw, we were utterly impressed with the knowledge and information we were given.
... to Vicuna which looked like a nice colonial village in a pretty setting for the night. Was a decent café with wifi just a block from the hostel – just as well as hostel wifi not working but at least a decent room with fridge, large kitchen and finally a private bath for £10 – was finally able to do some hand washing and a big garden to drape it around. Customer service a bit lacking as run from a ...
... 3 of the 4 visible moons and the stripes on Jupiter. Then we went outside where we looked at the stars and our guide pointed out the constellations and the different stars in them. The highlight was that our guide took photos with our cameras of the moon through the telescope and the photos he took for me turned out very well - with my Lumix because that was all I brought.
It was after 1-30 am by the time we got back - so it was a long day.
... staying there, asked if we wanted to join her tour to Valle de Elqui. We drove through a landscape of bare mountains overlooking valleys rich with pisco and wine grapes, lettuce and avocado fields (which they eat with everything), orange trees and lemon groves, all with the Elqui river running through it. They get 340 days of sunshine here so perfect growing conditions!
We visited the school where Gabriele Mistral (the first south american woman to win a Nobel ...
... up. It is quite an unnerving feeling and I am certain there will be many more to come. I am now saying my prayers daily.
We are more than pleased with our apartment as well as the location. We have a unit on the 10th floor at Laguna del Mar. We basically have our own private beach area and lagoon where we can use ...