Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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Getting Used to Clean Air, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Getting Used to Clean Air

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... herds, some tagged with colorful yarns, woven into their fur, to brand them as someone's property. Our guide, interestingly enough, was a San Pedro native and indigenous. Well-spoken in Spanish, I was on a tour of gringos, and he insisted on speaking ...

Altiplano and The Valley of the Moon (San Pedro 2), San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Altiplano and The Valley of the Moon (San Pedro 2)

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... most interesting part of the caves was the entrance, a tiny canyon of soft sedimentary rock. Approximately six months earlier, heavy rains hit San Pedro, dumping the equivalent of a high-year's total rainfall (just an inch and a half) in a day. In such a ...

Warm in Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Warm in Chile

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... desert on earth'...Seems every single desert I go to has this distinction but....yeah, it is dry and hot here in San Pedro de Atacama. The most shocking thing is we definitely are not in Kansas...Bolivia,  anymore.  First obvious thing....the ...

San Pedro - Altiplano Lagoons, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

San Pedro - Altiplano Lagoons

A travel blog entry by florby

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... small surprise with a brownie cake towards the end. Restaurant guests were cooperative and clapped along. Somehow the brownie didn't end up on the bill as well. Went back to pack our luggages. Final flight in South Am tomorrow! San Pedro de Atacama, ...

Fun in the desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Fun in the desert

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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San Pedro is a small town in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. At 3500m it is apparently the highest/driest combination place in the world.  I don't know about that but I wouldn’t be at all surprised.  Makes you wonder why anyone ...

Multi coloured disco balls in the middle of desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Multi coloured disco balls in the middle of desert

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... the box saying I was carrying in items I shouldn´t be, and we even managed to get an apple through with no problems! San Pedro de Atacama is a really small town in the middle of the Atacama desert, the driest desert on earth.  This also makes it ...

Chile and a slight change of plans!, San pedro de atacama, Chile travel blog

Chile and a slight change of plans!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... two days of well needed chilling out in Chile ...well it was well needed as me and zo were boh ilol out of both ends...Nice! San Pedro De Atacama is a very nice chilled out town.... i liked it a lot, i found it to be the sort of place you could get ...

Friday in San Pedro, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Friday in San Pedro

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... 7/7/2006 With Monday, and my flight back to Santiago, still three days away, I began to take notice of how much money I'd spent in San Pedro-on tours, on hotels, on food-and how much I still expected to spend (on gifts). Luckily, most of my friends had ...

To San Pedro - The long ride, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

To San Pedro - The long ride

A travel blog entry by florby

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... , valley of the moon, and the salt lagoons. They gave us a bulk discount and we paid us68 for all 3 tours. We decided to go on the valley of the moon tomorrow. Made dinner, and proceeded to bed to rest after a long long day. San Pedro de Atacama, ...

In the desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

In the desert

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... I almost felt like I was in a western. We arrived around 10am in the morning, in a small dusty bus station in San Pedro de Atacama, located at 2400m above sea level and with a population of only 5000 people.  After standing around for 5 minutes ...

The Gringo trail., San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

The Gringo trail.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... in some countries and areas, it's more like an eight lane freeway from here and heading north towards Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. San Pedro de Atacama is pretty expensive, as it more or less caters only for tourists, located as it is among some awesome ...

"Adventures in Sand boarding," with Emilio

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... in a hired car on Saturday at 9:45, 15 minutes late. He sat in the passenger seat, and his driver, a chubby, jovial San Pedro Indian handed me a book on the region's history, printed and compiled by CODELCO, Chile's national copper company, while Emilio ...

In the Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

In the Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... (about GBP45.00) each. You'll have to read the next entry to see how we get on! The town of San Pedro de Atacama, despite having lots of tourists is still very beautiful and peaceful. The central Plaza de Armas is surrounded by crumbling whitewashed ...

A quick whizz through Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

A quick whizz through Chile

A travel blog entry by helene

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... the right clothes. And so 25 hours after getting on a bus in Santiago, I arrived this morning in the northern village of San Pedro de Atacama, a little weary and with knees that are no longer speaking to me. San Pedro must be what Las Vegas was like ...

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART I, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART I

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... we were still in the same country. The plane landed in Calama, which is about 90 minutes from where I was staying in San Pedro de Atacama. The drive there was stunning. It was my first taste of how varied the desert landscape can be, not just ...

Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean ...

My Bolivia, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

My Bolivia

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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I´ve been struggling with what to write about "My Bolivia"... To me, it was more a place to have a laugh than anything else... What strikes me the most is probably the great amount of nothingness... but beautiful nothingness... No-one does ...

Weird Landscapes, Part 2 - Chile in 48 Hours, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Weird Landscapes, Part 2 - Chile in 48 Hours

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... asphalt-paved road with paved shoulders, guardrails and even lines! We were in awe. After about an hour we rolled into San Pedro de Atacama, a cute little town in the middle of a desert. We went through Chilean immigration and customs (much more thorough ...

The Atacama Desert, San Pedro De Atacama, Chile travel blog

The Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... the journey. They even give you meals and show movies. It was great!! Better than a plane, and much cheaper too. San Pedro De Atacama is a little village quite literally in the middle of nowhere. Its in the Atacama desert, the driest place on the ...

A day in San Pedro and the amazing luna landscape, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

A day in San Pedro and the amazing luna landscape

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... so after we had sent another parcel home and looked at the handicraft market, etc we then booked an afternoon trip to the Valle de la Luna (valley of the moon). Booking this trip was almost an afterthought but am really glad we did. We left at about ...

El Tatio Geysers, San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

El Tatio Geysers, San Pedro de Atacama

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... will be back to work at my old hospital. Got up very early this morning to join a tour to the El Tatio Geysers, about 70 km from San Pedro. We reached El tatio before sunrise, as they are at their best between 6aqm and 7am. It was a chilly -12 degrees C, ...

We missed the family Yuletide!, Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivia travel blog

We missed the family Yuletide!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  Every year at the start of December my family (on my mother's side) meet up for our family yuletide celebrations.  As the family is now so big and spread out all over the UK, it's a good way for us all to get together and ...

To the driest desert in the world!, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

To the driest desert in the world!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... we are really looking forward to visiting. And so with that in mind, we hopped on the bus and headed back into Chile. The bus to San Pedro took about 10 hours and the scenery was stunning.....as was the altitude! Within a couple of hours the road winds ...

High and dry, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

High and dry

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... , thankfully, I didn't miss this time), I arrived in the fairly unexciting town of Calama, and spent a night there before coming to San Pedro de Atacama on Wednesday. As there wasn't much to do in Calama, I ended up going to the cinema, which was such a ...

San Pedro - Valle de la Luna, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

San Pedro - Valle de la Luna

A travel blog entry by florby

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... . Made our own dinner. Someone stole our pasta that we left in the kitchen. Was also informed that our geyser tour tomorrow morning was cancelled. We switched it for the altiplano lagoon tours, and could sleep in awhile more. San Pedro de Atacama, ...

Salta to San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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The trip was spectacular, but I got acute altitude sickness at the border between Argentina and Chile and required supplemental oxygen. Most of the photos dont do the scenery justice as they were taken from the ...

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART 2, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART 2

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... to talk about, including my side trip to the Green and White Lagoons in Bolivia and my slightly less fearless night walk to the town of San Pedro the following evening. I am heading to my next top secret destination. Here´s an easy hint: Evita ...

Playing the trumpets all night!, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Playing the trumpets all night!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... I'll be sat on my butt for 23.5 hours. Ten minutes later, the girls arrive, all happy and smiling. While leaving San Pedro de Atacama, Jenny mentioned that Lance Armstrong had visited and compared it to the surface of the moon. How would Lance know ...

Gateway to Bolivia, San pedro de atacama, Chile travel blog

Gateway to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Back to the desert, San pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Back to the desert

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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