Francisco de Aguirre Hotel
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... level of the water was supposed to be at 10% of normal levels and it was clear to see the line of where the water once was. Climate change-scary stuff! Our next stop was in a city called Vicuña, where Nobel prize winner Gabriela Mistral was born. It was a small slow moving town, but cute. It had a pretty nice artisan market where they were actually making goods right in front of you. We were there for about an hour before heading to a artisanal ...
... SAP (San Pedro de Atacama).
Seems quite a nice city but was all a rush to find a hostel,
get some tourist info, food and beers before dark and 6pm start of Chile v
Australia game – fridge in the hostel already crammed with beer but managed to
get a 6 pack in and watched the game from the sidelines – the kitchen! Finished
½ an hour ago and the car horns & vuvuzelas are still going strong – going to
be a long night!
... Antonia an 8 year old Chilean girl. Drove back to La Serena and finished The Rosie Project which was a great book and started Mrs Hemmingway another book Lauren brought for me. Shared a bottle of wine back at the hostel, quick FaceTime with Caroline and then went and got very tasty sushi at Jacks. Sunday another tour with EcoTours this time to the Elqui Valley, first stop a big damn but views obscured by clouds, then stopped in ...
... the pool. I dumped my stuff and headed down to the bar where I received a welcome Pisco Sour from the barman who was also kind enough to make this from scratch and show me how – 250ml Chilean lemon juice, an entire bottle of Pisco, a shovel full of icing sugar and some ice – into a blender and voilą! He left me to sample his wares and trotted off to get me a cheese empanada – all very civilised.
... Vila and we are so thankful of getting put in here, it's really nice and great location. The house is lived in by a Chilean family and they have little vila's on the land for their guests. Once we had dropped off our luggage we headed to the supermarket for some food to cook for the next couple of days. One because in the house there was a huge kitchen we could use and two because the food here is really expensive to eat out all the time ...