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La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile.

By the time I reached La Serena, Chile, I was feeling a little burnt out.

In Bolivia, I had traveled a little quicker than I normally like to. I saw a lot of places, amazing places, sure, but there was no where I could stay, wanted to stay, for more than a few days. So I moved. A lot.

I meant to stay just one night in La Serena and use it as a jumping point to explore the Valle de Elqui region of Chile. But I was worn out and I just didn’t feel like getting on more buses. So I stayed in La Serena for three nights.

Are there enough things to do in La Serena, Chile to spend three nights there? No. Not really. I pretty much just wandered around the town. Walked to see the non-functioning lighthouse and the small stretch of sandy beach. I had an overpriced seafood lunch at a restaurant at Mercado La Recova, the market full of stalls of fruits, vegetables, souvenirs and, well, overpriced seafood restaurants.


And I took just a day tour to Valle de Elqui so as to not have to think, find buses, find accommodation. And I decided that I would spend my last two and a half weeks in Chile just between Valparaiso and Santiago.

Did I mention how hard it is to find balance while traveling? It’s hard. After La Paz I hardly touched work for a month. I fell behind on my blog. I fell behind on my freelance project. I fell behind in everything.

Sigh. Someday, I will find that balance.

Someday.

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La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

La Serena, Chile

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1 Comment
  • rebecca
    November 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I think the balance is something that comes with a lot of practice. I had the same experience as you, tied up between work and travel and just found I couldn’t get the best of both worlds!

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