katelicte View of the Pacific Ocean from Neruda's Isla Negra home. #chile #latergram 1d

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katelicte Collage from our partial visit to Pablo Neruda's beachside house, Isla Negra. I say "partial visit" because the tickets to view the insides of the buildings, including Neruda's famous collections, were already sold out when we arrived. We were able to look at the property from the outside, including the grounds and stunning ocean views. #chile #latergram 1d

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katelicte Wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley was followed by a beautiful drive to the coastal town of Algarrobo, where I devoured this delicious lunch of grilled swordfish in a tomatoey shellfish sauce. Salad, fries, and Jerez sour not pictured. #yum #ilovechile #latergram 1d
  •   ameliap31 I have to go there!!!' Where in algarrobo?!? 1d
  •   guitarherojacobs Yumm 1d
  •   katelicte @ameliap31 Yeah, I found the recommendation on tripadvisor, and it ended up being really good! It's on the major street that runs along the coast, Avenida Carlos Alessandri, I think. 23h
  •   caylynshea OMG i need this now! Bring me some, I'm starving! 10h

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katelicte Gran Reserva wine tasting for four at Viña Quintay in Chile's Casablanca Valley wine region. The fresh sea breeze and foggy mists from the nearby Pacific Ocean allow this region to produce divine Sauvignon Blanc but also, surprisingly (?), Syrah. #ilovechile #latergram 1d

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katelicte Casablanca Valley vineyards are lovely, even when all of the vines have been pruned back for the winter. #chile #latergram 1d

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katelicte Sleepy pisco country St. Bernard. #cutepup #valledeelqui 2d

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katelicte So beautiful, even in the winter ...and even with empty swimming pools. #chile #valledeelqui 2d

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katelicte Destilería Pisco Mistral in the village of Pisco Elqui. This distillery makes one of my favorite Chilean piscos, Mistral Nobel. #latergram 2d

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katelicte Just hanging around...after a huge, delicious lunch in the small mountain village of Pisco Elqui. #chile #latergram 2d

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katelicte Pisco stills at an artisanal pisco distillery in the Valle de Elqui. #chile #latergram 2d

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katelicte Orange trees, mountain views in all directions, and beautifully-colored buildings: Vicuña is a charming little town! #valledeelqui #chile #latergram 2d

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katelicte View of the Puclaro Reservoir in the Valle de Elqui. The water levels have dipped quite low after seven or eight years of drought, as the water marks on the rocks indicate. #chile #latergram 2d
  •   katelicte This water is very important for the production of Chilean pisco, so we should all worry. 2d

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katelicte Mr. J on Playa El Faro (standing by el faro!) in La Serena at sunset. #latergram #chile 3d

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katelicte La Serena flora #latergram #chile 3d

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katelicte Second #latergram of a gorgeous view of the Chilean countryside, as seen from the bus trip between Santiago and La Serena. The rugged Pacific coastline was visible from the other side of the bus. #chilelindo 3d

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katelicte A #latergram from the beautiful bus trip between Santiago and La Serena. #chile 3d

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katelicte A photo from yesterday's tour of the Valle Elqui, where Chilean pisco is made. We were heading higher into the mountains to visit Montegrande, the home of Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and Noble prize winner. The white fences in the photo are windbreaks that protect the muscatel vines, used to grow grapes used to produce pisco, from dry, arid gusts of mountain wind. 6d

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katelicte I watched the sun set while walking along the beach in La Serena tonight. #myhappyplace #chile 1w

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katelicte Hello from our cute hostel in La Serena! Next stop: la playa! #chile #travel 1w

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