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... iron ore,copper, gold ans semi-precious stones. The landscape looked like a desert with oases of trees and small settlements.
Saturday March 22nd
Sunday March 23rd
At sea. Eric's cough is getting worse and by noon he is running a temp. We went off to see the doctor and he put Eric on antibiotics, cough medicine and tylenol for the fever as well as put him in isolation. Now he cannot go to machu Picchu with me tomorrow.
... artwork they had, clothes they wore and furniture. Also just fyi - his wife was very pretty! Also fyi again - no english so I couldn't understand interesting stuff like the historic photographs. After viewing both museums, we caught a 2 hour bus to pisco elqui valley. The ride their was beautiful. The mountain range was breath taking and it was cool to see these mountains covered in cacti! Elqui valley itself is very small, quaint ...
... clarity and multitude of stars that we could see just standing with our heads thrown back in wonder. It was without question the best sky of stars I have ever seen in my life.
The next day, we went to Elqui Valley, which is known for its quaint towns and more importantly, its pisco distilleries. Elqui Valley lies about 2 and a half hours inland (an ohour or so beyond the observatories). As our bus brought us farther from the beach ...
... and fascinating to watch. Around 7ish we headed back to have tea, we were cooking pasta bake tonight. All was going well with the cooking process until we came to grate the cheese for the top and some how it had ran off from the fridge. Thankfully Steve said he would run to the shop, not far from the hostel, because what's a pasta bale without cheese. It turned out to be really tasty, another ...
... a tsunami after the massive earthquake in Japan in 2011. There was a 6.8 earthquake here last Thursday but no visible damage.
We ventured about 50 kilometers up the fertile Elqui valley and then up a side valley to the village of Pisco. On the way back, we stopped in Vicuna, birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, a Chilea poet honored with the Nobel prize for literature.