Cabanas San Pierre
Travel Blogs from Coquimbo
The Archaeological Museum in Coquimbo, Chile is the only place in the world where you can find an original Easter Island statue (other than on Easter Island). They are actually called Maoi and are very impressive in real life. The Plaza De Armas is the central plaza and contains the Cathedral de San Bartolome. We then travelled to the La Serenade University to take advantage of the great view over the city. See a Moai = ...
... and there is no way you could carry enough water, nor anywhere to replenish the same! Plus I did not realize how much we had climbed coming south until we rode the downhill sections (they would be great on a push bike!). Motorized vehicles are a must in this area.
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... 2. Talinay Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Low temperature fermented (11 °C) for 3-4 weeks. 1 year on lees.
Clear and bright. Razor sharp nose with gooseberry and white flowers. Full, rounded palate, good acidity, long and grassy.
3. Reserva Especial Pinot Noir 2012
Cold maceration for 6 days at 8°C, afterwards the alcoholic fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks with whole grapes and manual pigeage, then ...
... we got back into La Serena, in hopes of getting a ticket for the 17 hour marathon bus ride to San Pedro. It turned out that all of the seats on buses to San Pedro and around, seats that were still available online last night, were gone. So, now we get to sit and wait around La Serena until 1:40 am, before getting on a bus for a loooong time. Yup, there are times when travel really blows. ...
... got off at the lighthouse and did photos. Guide (Cristobal) told us about Gabriel Mistral, Nobel laureate in 1945 who was from La Serena. La Serena is an attractive resort town with a large boulevard that leads to the ocean (the lighthouse). Then we got off the bus at the archeological museum and toured that, then we went to the market (Cristobal took us to the supermarket to ...