Tag Archives: Valle del Elqui

The Elqui Valley’s Stars, Solar Ovens and Vineyards

Chile’s Elqui Valley is my most visited location in Chile. Everyone goes to La Serena and the Elqui Valley since it’s just a couple hours drive from Valparaiso and Santiago, but for some reason I somehow end up spending more time in the valley than at the beach in La Serena and Isla Damas with the penguins. Why stay in […]

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My Alchemist Moment

I recently had an “Alchemist moment” involving the town Vicuña in the Elqui Valley and kaki (persimmon). What do these two things have to do with alchemy? Nothing, other than the allusion to The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho where Santiago, the main character, travels from Andalucía and through North Africa in search for treasure prophesied through a reoccurring dream which […]

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