Refugio Misterios de Elqui

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Travel Blogs from La Serena

Chile Part Three: The Sand and Stars of the North

A travel blog entry by nicoleloser on Jun 21, 2014

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... itself is different, different grapes, different distillation process and, ofcourse, different country.

Not only is the Elqui Valley famous for the pisco which it churns out but it is also a known attraction for star gazing. So much so that the road through the valley is known as the Ruta de las Estrellas (the star route), due to the limited light pollution and commonly clear skies of the area. One can choose from a variety of observatories, ...

10 hour stop over

A travel blog entry by annahildreth on Apr 28, 2014

What to do with 10 hours in La Serena?
Sleep for 1 hour on the cold floor of the bus station, spend several hours in and out of various cafes, eat a disappointing seafood lunch, take an hours walk to and from a dismal beach, read for an hour in the park, visit a rather impressive catholic church with stained glass windows and spend longer than necessary walking around the house/museum of an old president of ...

La Sarena and the Elqui Valley

A travel blog entry by the5wynns on Feb 25, 2014

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... 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 ...

Vicuna, where apparently the world doesn't end

A travel blog entry by meggles on Jan 12, 2014

... day to make sure we got there before the French family. We then headed to the market in the town square where we admired the pretty artisan products mum was happy to finally get a copper bracelet and I found some pretty earrings though it was much more expensive than many places we'd been in Chile. I bought a willow pestle and mortar but had to return it as Willie pointed out we were leaving Chile and so might not get it back in through ...

A Pisco Valley and More Astronomy

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md on Jun 05, 2013

... on one of the hills above town. Elqui Valley holds a number of world class observatories, most of which you can only visit on a Saturday, during the day but a couple, including the one I went to offer tours showing you the night sky. The experience of stargazing here was very different to that in San Pedro. For a start it was much warmer! We were inside one of the white telescope domes and the telescope was more high tech; it had a GPS remote control attached to it that let you type ...

     

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