Francisco de Aguirre Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... to the point that it looked cruel.
As we headed back to the hostel we noticed the Lighthouse Cafe which served espresso coffee, a bit of a rarity in a country that is obsessed with weak, overly sweetened, Nescafe.
We had booked ourselves on a star gazing tour. Our pickup arrived on time at 7pm and drove us for an hour up into the Andes to the Mamalluca observatory near Vicuņa.
Once we arrived at the observatory, we were given a ...
... point of the La Serena area. If we did the area again, I would try and stay within the Elqui Valley, instead of staying in the main part of La Serena. The area is a huge agricultural area where they grow everything from avocados, grapes (for wine) and lettuce. The landscape turns from desert into lush green valleys, with little farming house sprinkled along the hills.
We also did a observatory tour in La Serena, which ...
... 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 ...
... clean toilet, shower, bed, zzzzzzz.
A couple of days later..
Jonny : “We could fly but the overnight bus is really cheap”
Donna : “But you hate overnight buses and you always end up a grumpy ****”
Jonny : “I'm not grumpy, a tad curmudgeon perhaps, maybe even cantankerous at times but never grumpy, lets take the bus, it'll be fun”
And the wheels on the bus go round and ...
... We walked around, tried to take some jumping photos and then got an ice cream. I for the first time, paid to use the bathroom, which was surprisingly clean. We all had lunch at this very cool almost mederteranian cafe. If I owned a cafeteria, I'd like it to look like this! After a little bit more walking, we caught the bis back to La Serena. It was an exhausting ride back and I felt kinda bummed because I was very dehydrated and Ash ...