Refugio Misterios de Elqui
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... from a French astromer who began by pointing to Mercury and Venus, which we were able to see with the naked eye. We spent the evevning taking it in turns to look down the huge telescope where we saw stars being born, broken stars and at least 4 other galaxies.
Along with everything we saw, we were utterly impressed with the knowledge and information we were given.
... geared solely towards tourists which hikes the already exorbitant prices up even higher and is crawling with tour agencies. We took just one tour, late one afternoon, to a lagoon that has a high salt content, enabling you to float like in the Dead Sea. The tour also involved stopping at a couple of other small lagoons in the middle of the desert and finished at a small salt flat with volcanoes in the backdrop, where we watched the sun set with a couple of Pisco sour cocktails. ...
... time) but I put my feet in the water and walked along the beach.
After a few more hours in the bus we finally arrived in La Serena. We had a small city tour and then went to the famous market 'La Recova' with Chilean handicraft, regional products and restaurants. I bought a woolen jumper for myself. Very warm and cuddly and pink of course.
Before we went to the hostel to have dinner we visited the ...
... tourist hordes. I imagine that summer months must be a different story.
It took us a bit longer to get back to La Serena, a flat tyre needed to be changed, and the driver picked up some friends and two construction workers to share the car with us.
That evening I incidentally found myself watching Castaway with Tom Hanks, the best movie to watch in Spanish, or any foreign language for that matter.
Valle de Elqui: Where Poets ...
... 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 ...
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