Hacienda Los Andes
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... hope the photos do it justice. After an enormous day in the car we camped just outside Fray Jorge.
The next day we continued south to Santiago, it was a much clearer day than on the way up so we got great views of the coastline and the vast wind farms. We arrived safely back into Santiago in the afternoon, it felt like coming home. We both really love the city of Santiago.
We spent the last two days in Santiago hitting up our favour spots and taking in the city ...
... our apartment.
That evening we wondered down the beach front in the hope we would find a nice little bar to grab some tea, but everywhere was very quiet and there wasn’t much happening so we headed home and watched a film.
In the morning again we enjoyed some fresh warm bread from downstairs and decided to walk into the historic city center. La Serena is supposed to be ...
... it specialises in ceviche and sushi. We'd had sushi for dinner last night but it was really the ceviche we wanted to try. We took a lunch special, 2 bowls of of the most delicious, spicy Japanese ceviche that were full of salmon, octubus and calamari. It also came with 25 pieces of sushi. The sushi rolls were equally delicious and bigger than we anticipated. We had to ask for 8 pieces to be put in a box for later.
Feeling full, we needed a walk to ...
... 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, ...
... flooded public facilities. Rab goose down jacket, great substitute for a pillow. Every piece of electronic equipment I have with me (Laptop, iPod, Kindle) full to the brim with battery biscuits. Toothbrush in hand luggage and finally a loaf of bread with an entire tub of peanut butter. I was prepared for the apocalypse, this bus hadn't a chance of breaking me. I'd arrive at my destination fresh as a daisy with a spring in my step having taken in ...