Photographer's Note

A break in La Serena

Chile is a vast and especially elongated country. The distances between the different places to visit are very large.
Fortunately, the country has an excellent bus network. Very comfortable (even luxurious) buses provide the intercity traffic. If you have only three weeks for the entire trip, you're occasionally obliged to travel by night bus. As concerns the comfort and the sleeping, no problem at all.
Yet I prefer not to travel in a bus longer than one night or one day. Therefore on a really long distance I had to look for a place of interest to break the journey.

La Serena was such a place, a not too big and pleasant city and interesting enough to stay for a while.
BTW, isnt La Serena a beautiful name?
It surely isnt one of Chile's top destinations although in the summer months (January and February) its long beaches do attract quite a lot of tourists. In July however everyday life has taken its course again and you will mainly meet only the residents.

In the center I saw fairly beautiful architecture, mostly from the late 1940s.

This time I had eaten in the restaurant that you see on the picture. Unlike in the fancy restaurant in Iquique (one of the previous pictures) my budget allowed it here. I cant remember the main meal but the fish soup was delicious.

If you're interested, there are two more pictures of La Serena in the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4775 W: 17 N: 11443] (46338)
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