Mar de Ensueno Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
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Travel Blogs from La Serena
... After setting off, we drove through a few towns and suburbs. However, it wasn't long before we were travelling through arid, open country (only occasionally by the sea). There was a scattering of hardy trees and shrubs on the hills that we were driving through, but there was plenty of bare, pale amber earth to be seen between them. The soil and vegetation combined to give the hills a kind of grey aggregate. Then, of course, there were the cacti. These grew here and there ...
... that night on the bus. I did a bit more research on how to get to the south of Chile, and also what Melissa and I can do next week when we are in Santiago. We were going to go skiing for a day, but I just found out from the guys that live in Santiago, that the ski season finished there in September, so we now have an unexpected free day. I’m sure we’ll find something to do, there’s always options in big cities like ...
We decided to hightail it out of Santiago straight away. Not because there was anything particularly wrong with the city, we just don't like big cities much. I had read about the Elqui Valley and was keen to see that so we got a bus to La Serena. By the time we ate our obligatory white bread and jam for breakfast along with black coffee (milk doesn't seem to be a staple here) and worked out where the bus terminal was it was ...
... the view by the lighthouse. After a ~2 hour walk down in the burning heat, we caught a bus back to La Serena and got off at the supermarket. Rach bought a hotdog while I bought some pollo viennas and bread rolls to make hotdogs with when we got back to the hostal. When we got back, Rach and Ash picked up their nice smelling clothes from the laundry. Not gonna lie - I was pretty jealous. As we cooked dinner the lady found ways to watch us as we cooked! Super awks but ok. We then ...
... to time, Noa managed to jump and flip with enough gusto to actually tear one of the bungee chords in half.
Our evenings in La Serena were spent cooking, eating and thoroughly enjoying the plentiful, delicious and dirt cheap local wines. Jonathan has been experimenting with the local beers; has not named a winner yet as far as I know.
After three nights in La Serena, we were ready to explore more of this driest place in the planet, The ...