Hotel Astronomico Elqui Domos
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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The skies of central and northern Chile are known around the world for their sharpness and clarity, thanks to the fact that it only rains about 60 nights a year. And given DH's fascination with all things shiny and sparkly, we knew we had to make our way there.
On the way, we stopped in at the coastal city of La Serena (with a claim to …
After having 3 conflicting bits of advice of where I could get the Elqui valley bus other than the bus station, decided to troll all the way there with my ****, which meant an early start – really annoying as the bus was over ½ hour late and passed right by the hostel – LP got it right!
First priority was decent coffee on arrival, but it was barely that and at over £2, had to be my ...
... that wandering round a vineyard understanding 1 in 20 words would be fairly uninspiring, we opted for our own exclusive taste test in the distillery's bar. As our first round of drinks awoke our senses, so too did the experimental jazz duet who'd we a few bars into their first number on the bar's far side. The fusion of a tuba and accordion was risky, but ultimately won over the crowd of Pisco heads. Pisco Connoisseurs we most definitely are not, a point ...
... as well as several
massive cats. One big white cat befriended us (especially Danica), and
wouldn't leave our camp. The tuna remnants probably didn't keep him
away either, and she named him Rey.We stayed through Halloween, and the campsite filled up super quickly with Chileans, getting away for their long weekend.
Some good cooking on the fire, including pork chops one night, some
lentil stew, pastas, and whatever else ...
... Do not resist the rose lest you burn in its fire. The Elqui Valley isn't just famous for being the magnetic centre of the world, it also provides astrologists, professional and novices alike, with the clearest skies and lowest light pollution of anywhere in the world. Giving some of the best and most beautiful views of the sky not just with a telescope, but with the naked eye, it can be viewed up to the 8th magnitude. There are also a number of ...