Hotel Cristobal Colon
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... that there was more to 'stars' such as Omega Centauri and Alpha Crux than meets the naked eye, we were shown binary stars dancing around each other, we zoomed in on globular clusters of thousands of stars, and we were told how old the images we were seeing were. Jupiter was seen as it was 40 minutes ago, whilst some images we were seeing were of bodies as they were dozens of millions of years ago. Mario's enthusiasm was infectious and he said that he never gets bored of ...
... and grapes that the young Russians gave us plus some other things too maybe. It was about 1:30 pm when we were finishing up.
Before I get to the NP, the road itself was an adventure. It was dirt with some heavily corrugated sections that jarred the teeth and probably the car's interiors. It was curvy and hilly and I had to shift into second gear and drive in that for quite awhile. We went down one hill that Astrid insisted that I do ...
... and some lunch, would bring
us back to the camp for the night, to cook dinner, and hang out.
had about a week to kill, hopefully camping in the area, to save money,
before we needed to head to Santiago, to meet the family! It was
coming up quickly, as my family purchased tickets to come visit us, the
second week of November in ...
... you as far as it would in France or Germany.
For the latter part of the way south the road hugged the foggy coast and rose and dropped beautifully into a significant city named La Serena. There we turned inland and climbed upward into the Elqui Valley.
Elqui still has a generally desert climate but the vineyards in the main valley and side valleys are watered by runoff from the Andes. And spectacular valleys they are! I love the ...
... teaching us on the art and etiquette of drinking Mate (pronounced Matay). If you haven't heard of Mate, look it up. South Americans, especially Argentinians swear by it and after looking into its various properties and benefits we are both sold on it, we'll be getting our own Mate cup and tea to take we us on the rest of our journey. The night ended with us setting up a travelling fantasy football league because one of the Chilean guys played it too - turns out he ...