Hostal Las Luces
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Las Luces La Serena
We ended up staying here because the hostel we'd wanted to stay at was booked up and this one was on the same street. The family that run this hostel are lovely, so friendly and because it has family run it has a really homely feel to it. The rooms, communal areas and bathrooms were very clean but the kitchen often felt grubby. The decor looked as though it could do with a bit of a spruce up. Our room did have a TV which was a nice touch. Gardens were lovely and full of flowers! There's not much nearby except the bus station which is really close. Its about a 15 min walk to the supermarket, 15 min walk to the town centre and 25 min walk to the beach.
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Travel Blogs from La Serena
... where we were, it was the worst possible thing for star gazing because it made the stars harder to see.
We headed straight up to the telescope in the dome and were a bit surprised to find out that all the 'stars' (which include planets and moons) were recorded with GPS coordinates. By punching a code into a keypad, the telescope would automatically rotate and adjust it's viewing angle to be perfectly aligned with the star.
The telescope ...
... were shown Saturn and Mars through the telescope, and some stars and nebulas from other galaxies. We had some very imaginative constellations shown to us as well as the llamas in the Milky Way, which the Mapuches, Quechuas and Molles used to look upon with wonder every night.
The following day, after exploring the outskirts of Pisco, jumping barbed wire fences and wandering the farmlands on my own little mission, I visited the Mistral ...
... back to Santiago on Sky Airlines, followed by a quiet dinner at the hostel and early night. Luckily Lauren was feeling better the next day so did tour to Isla Damas with a mixed group - Indians, Chilean family, 2 Swedish girls, an American and a Canadian. Day rather overcast, had a two hour drive in our mini bus and saw a small copper mine on the way. Boat ride out to the islands, dolphins jumping round us which is always cool, although ...
... some time to settle into Chile, its currency, its slang and vibe.
After finding a shop near the bus terminal who would store our bags, we charnged all of our Bolivianios to Chilean Pesos, organized our phones with new SIM cards, ate lunch, bought bus tickets and snacks for an 8pm departure toward the random beach town of La Serena that we chose to be our first real Chilean spot to get to know. With the two hour time change, and our day's agenda, we ...
... neither but got chis a nice shirt and bought me a sarong! Woohoo! We meandered around for a few hours enjoying the scenery and architecture and then bought food from the supermarket for the bus journey. As a late lunch we went to a fast food place near our hostel and had half a chicken & chips. The chicken was cooked on a spit roast and the chips were cooked with juices from the chicken. A-MA-ZING! Later we collected our ...