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The next day, after our minds were blown with all of the astronomical knowledge, we took a local bus further into Elqui Valley to a village called Pisco Elqui. The bus ride was down the valley passing many vineyards and distilleries where the famous South American spirit Pisco is produced.
... attempted to steal a second bag, resulting in a cracked window and a change of bus. We thought Chile was supposed to be safer, but we quickly learned that scams are much more prevalent here! La Serena is a university beach town and our arrival coincided with end of semester – which means 1 thing…PARTY!! We had a great night with all the students in a festival setting, tents in a field with loads of music and dancing.
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The bed bus that we took from San Pedro to La Serena was a dream-clean, comfortable, empty seats. They even provided dinner and breakfast! We arrived in La Serena around 9 am and headed to our hostel, which was also a dream. It was a house that had been converted into a hostel and was more like a bed and breakfast than a hostel. Even though we were in a dorm room, the bunk beds were super comfortable and had nice, clean, cozy covers on them. There was a ...
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The weekend that I was in San Pedro happened to be the weekend of the festival of San Pedro, as such there were all sorts of traditional folk dances and celebrations taking place in the streets. It also happened to be the weekend that Chile played Brazil to keep its place in the World Cup. You may know that after a very tense game Chile lost, and I can tell you that this created a very sombre mood in the streets of San ...
... Reserve 2013 13.5%
Clear and bright, deep colour. Green pepper on the nose, very herbaceous. Good red fruit on the palate, earthy, textured.
5. Assemblage Reserve 2012
70% Syrah, 18% Carménère, 12% Merlot.
Very intense, dark with big legs. Plummy sweet fruit. Lighter than expected with good acidity. Quite soft.
6. Grand Reserve 2011 13.5%
1 year in new oak. 56% Syrah, 44% Carménère.