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Vicuna--Small Town Bliss

August 23rd 2011
Vicuna--Smiles and Tears Leaving coastal La Serena, the little local bus was crammed to the aisles as we headed up the Elqui Valley. We passed fertile farmlands, then hills covered with saguaro-like cactus, tiny adobe pueblos, a dam that created a lake submerging vineyards on its edges and finally regal views of the snow-capped Andes. After an hour, we arrived at Vicuna, the largest town in the v ... read more
South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region » Vicuna

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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28th October 2011

Amazing photo!
30th October 2011

amazing day
Really, Shane, it was just an amazing day. I was lucky enough to be walking down a trail with an open view and snapped this. I feel as if I'm often just surrounded by beauty. What a great world, eh?
11th November 2011

WOW! :-)

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