Fresh (?) off the bus from our adventures in San Pedro deAtacama, on arrival in La Serena, we decided to head straight into the Elqui Valley – where grapes are
grown to make Pisco (mmm ... Pisco Sours). Small villages are
Lima: Most visitors to Lima stay in
either upmarket Miraflores or slightly bohemian Barranco. The old town is reportedly not very safe for
tourists at night, although there are hostels and hotels there too.
Sunset from Valle de Luna with the Licanbur volcano
San Pedro de Atacama is really cute and chilled out little
town in the middle of the driest desert in the world. It is now largely centred
on tourism, but this hasn’t ruined its small town outpost feel.