Refugio Misterios de Elqui
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... where we were, it was the worst possible thing for star gazing because it made the stars harder to see.
We headed straight up to the telescope in the dome and were a bit surprised to find out that all the 'stars' (which include planets and moons) were recorded with GPS coordinates. By punching a code into a keypad, the telescope would automatically rotate and adjust it's viewing angle to be perfectly aligned with the star.
The telescope ...
... one of Chile's oldest pisco distilleries. I had a look at the equipment that turns grapes into wine and then wine into the prime cause of Chilean hangovers. I was given quite generous quanities of pisco to try myself.
The last thing I did while in the Elqui Valley was pay a visit to the Gabriela Mistral Museum. Mistral is another of Chile's celebrated poets and, like Pablo Neruda, also a Nobel Laureate, the first of Latin America in fact to ...
... pollo viennas. After cleaning up, the guy seemed to really like us - and took us up their sode of the apartmen to the top floor. The view was beautiful but the roof was chilly! We then headed to bed. I finally tried on my pants and not gonna lie - wish I hadn't bought my diaper pants and got my laundry done instead! They looked bad on me and I flash my underwear in them. Not cool. Rach and I did planning and then we went to bed. The best was so clean, comfy and warm! Had a very good night ...
... some time to settle into Chile, its currency, its slang and vibe.
After finding a shop near the bus terminal who would store our bags, we charnged all of our Bolivianios to Chilean Pesos, organized our phones with new SIM cards, ate lunch, bought bus tickets and snacks for an 8pm departure toward the random beach town of La Serena that we chose to be our first real Chilean spot to get to know. With the two hour time change, and our day's agenda, we ...
We took a bus at mid-day, about an hour ride to Vicuņa, the bigger
town in the heart of the Elqui Valley, a Pisco and wine producing region
behind La Serena.
The nice folks at Hostal Maria
recommended a hostel that would let us camp there in Vicuņa for the
night. The place was called "La Elquina," and was just about 4 blocks
from the ...
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