…but it took awhile. We spent so much energy and focus on how to get us and all our luggage to La Serena, we didn’t spend any time figuring out what to do when we got here.
La Serena is a beach resort town with miles of beautiful beach and lots and lots of tourist apartments.
We bounced into town assuming that a perfect apartment would fall into our laps. We rented a hotel, got on the internet and started looking. We learned several things quite quickly.
1. February is prime vacation month in Chile. The tourist apartments are full.
2. Few tourist apartments have the internet.
3. Tourist apartments in a beautiful resort town are quite expensive.
4. The section of town with the expensive, non-internet tourist apartments is not close to the section of town with supermarkets.
It was like showing up in Daytona Beach, Florida during spring break and trying to rent a cheap apartment.
Worse of all, our hotel only had instant coffee!!! Since we were spending all our money on the hotel, we couldn’t even go out for real coffee.
5 thoughts on “Finally serene in La Serena…”
Hi Sheryl & Jeff,
Let us know if you’re hankering for a care package from the states (perhaps filled with more Via??). We’d be happy to oblige, now that you’re sort of settled. Send us your address via email, and let us know what you’d like us to send to you!
Dawn & John
it looks amazing! glad you are having such great adventures!
I didn’t see the “chez MacDo” angle coming at all! It is true that American fast food can weirdly ground you. My jaw dropped once I saw the view you have from your apartment. Awesome post!
It’s amazing what a Big Mac can do for you. Eating it was like a mini trip back to the US and my childhood.
You’d be amazed to at the inside of our apt. too. It’s a tiny studio apartment that has ants. It’s so small we don’t want to spray since it will pollute the entire “apartment” so we’ve tried the natural remedies of cinnamon and soft soap. So we have cinnamon, soft soap and still ants all over the floor. Not pretty. 🙂