Serene in La Serena

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Playa Blanca in La Serena
I am staying very well fed; too good, I believe.  I guess funds are plentiful, as I have had more than enough to eat and drink at every meal.  Pisco Sour is a famous Chilean drink--I had one with lunch, and it was quite strong!  I have a coupon from the hotel for another one, so I'll probably wait until tonight.  Water at the hotel is drinkable, but not very good--oh well. 

Vegetarian food is not too much of a problem, but finding it on the menue has been interesting.  Marcelo, one of the other students, is from Uruguay and also vegetarian, so aside from helping with my Spanish, he is also helping me eat!  Anibal is also very helpful with my Spanish problems.  His name sounds like Annie Bell, sort of.  He was explaining that his name is the Spanish equivalent of the guy from Silence of the Lambs, so now the two Indian students are referring to him as Dr. Lecter. 

Walking along the beach yesterday on the way home from lunch gave me a better glimpse of town.  We climbed a tower thing that cost around $0.50 per person, and we had a great view!  Then I took a nap back at the hotel.  Dinner was at a steak house--great grilled veggies!  I decided I love Chilean salad also.  It usually consists of NO lettuce, avocado, palm hearts (palmito), asparagus, and olives, tomato, or some other dense veggie.  I think every salad should be this way!  Much more satisfying.
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Playa Blanca in La Serena
Playa Blanca in La Serena
We climbed to the top of a little …
We climbed to the top of a little…
My hotel room in La Serena--after …
My hotel room in La Serena--after…
Playa Blanca, deserted in the bris…
Playa Blanca, deserted in the bri…
View from my room at Costa Real.
View from my room at Costa Real.
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.  Not sure what this …
Playa Blanca. Not sure what this…
Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca.
View from the tower away from the …
View from the tower away from the…
My buddies on the tower.  Anibal, …
My buddies on the tower. Anibal,…
Walking back to the hotel from the…
Walking back to the hotel from th…
Pisco Sour cocktail hour!  Me and …
Pisco Sour cocktail hour! Me and…
The pool at our hotel.  It was too…
The pool at our hotel. It was to…
La Serena Hotels & Accommodations review
Elegant and centrally located
For a brief stay in La Serena, Costa Real was a real treat. Although the rooms are not cheap, the amenities and location make up the difference. … read entire review
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