She was a Chilean poet who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945.
Chile's special liquor that is distilled wine and is absolutely delicious is made in La Serena so we toured the factory with our program (and got free samples!!):
This is a picture of the observatory we went to in miniature (it was dark outside-DUH-so the pictures came out poorly). The skies of Northern Chile are actually world famous for their stars and is considered one as one of the 100 things you should see before you die. CHECK.-Solar Power (cooked food!)
We went to a restaurant in the desert near the top of some hills where they cook all their food using solar energy. It takes most food 3-4 hours to cook inside these solar ovens. Our meal consisted of chicken, rice, bread and veggies. It was quite yummy, sadly no pictures of said meal.
Oh and a Japanese garden:
And that folks is the end of my week and a half adventure!!!