Mar de Ensueno Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... This hacienda offers horseback riding so we arranged to do that this am! A short walk though all the different amenities and we rounded the corner to 4 horses ready for our ride along with 2 men dressed in lock cowboy garb! We went for an hour ride, up a hill amount the farmland. It was so fun! Liam was ecstatic! he said that he can cross this off his bucket list lol. aidan was excited at first however, turns out he has ...
... The power soon came back on though. Ben forgot to weigh his produce, which he has done several times recently, so went back into the store to get a label for his fruit so that he could take it through the check out. A fellow swaggered into the shop that moment, greeting Ben in English with, 'Hey blonde hair!' We had forgotten how much our hair makes us stand out from the crowd in Chile. Other than that, if we weren't heard speaking, we could pass as pale ...
... irrigation to grow lush green grape vines as far as the eye can see. This creates a stunning contrast between the dry desert mountains and the vividly green agricultural lands in the valley.
The grapes grown here are used to make the signature drink of northern Chile: Pisco. Pisco is a distilled grape spirit only grown in northern Chile and southern Peru. It's a clear spirit that tastes more like rum than vodka, making it deceptively drinkable. But ...
... wouldn't waste the day. The driver for the valley tour showed up about 15 minutes later and we set off. Our first stop was at a papaya farm, since papayas are one of the main crops in this region. They grow very tiny ones here, about the size of an orange. After that we tried some papaya jam, which was pretty good considering I don't really like papaya. Next we headed to a dam on a river that runs through the valley. They are in a pretty severe drought too ...
... br> In addition to the entertainment to be found in San Pedro's streets, the hostel I stayed at was housing a plethora of talented guests, a marionettist from Spain, a musician from Chile, another musician from Spain and a couple from America who obviously thought they were Baby and Patrick Swazy from Dirty Dancing, but they were not.
There was a large group of rowdy but lovely Chilean guys who I spent most of my time with there. Every night we ...