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... the celestial bodies. The amount of information and the scale of distances involved were too much to take in but fascinating anyway. Mario used a special filter to show us the distinction between areas of helium and areas of hydrogen within a nebula. Sirius glistened like a diamond in close up, emitting a blueish light from its unimaginably hot furnace. Some of the most incredible sights were reserved for the end. At this point, Mario showed us Saturn (which had risen over ...
... 3 of the trip and started taking his 5th type of antibiotic; the doctor diagnosed an intestine infection caused by Salmonella or E-coli! Thankfully these ones seemed to work after the 7 day course.
We headed in land to the Elqui Valley for a couple of days, one of Chile’s prime vineyard regions. However, we weren’t here for the wine – we had come to meet local cowboy Ramon Luis. He has stables near the village and runs night horse riding tours. ...
... short, stubby one. That was when we stopped on the way to take some photos of them - not thinking that we would see any in the park because it was a rainforest type park - the trees were able to grow because of the mist coming off the Pacific Ocean. There was quite a bit of lichen on the trees and we (Astrid actually spotted them) also found some different colored fungi.
So, on the way back we stopped a few times to try to get ...
... 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 ...
It was a long drive day to Elqui Valley, the northernmost of Chile's wine regions and the center of its pisco production. On the way we stopped in Copiapo for a few services. It is the copper mining city whose claim to fame is the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground for 69 days in 2010 before they were all rescued safely. There’s a busy town center with a mining museum that is allegedly (if you’re going to ...