Hostal Sumaj Jallpa
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... br> Air leached of wind bites deep with numbing fangs into sinews and bones,
Tufts of straw grass grimace in magma ash,parched and regretting life,
The volcanoes brood in circles puffing on sulphurous cigars.
Steam emerges twisting and turning with ghostly white fingers into cold air,
Hissing like snakes escaping from bottomless black pits ,
Round bacterial reptilian eyes ooze with rust ...
Although I felt like rushing through a big part of the country, I decided to travel directly to San Pedro de Atacama as there was simply not that much to see along the way. Despite having to spend 18 hours on a bus heading north, the bus ride was actually not too bad after all and I managed to sleep for most of the journey.
The city of San Pedro de Atacama is ...
... to see some stars and planets including Saturn with its rings. The sky alone though was so full you could watch it for hours and be mesmerised. On our final day, we did another tour, this one to to see the geysers. We has to get up at 4am and it was minus 9 degrees so a bit painful; but they were also pretty cool. After we had frozen, we went to some hot springs. It was a small river and was so hot it was wonderful!!! Atacama has been one of the top places we've visited. Really recommend ...
... for all ability levels.
Ecuador – I'm not entirely sure what the route is for Ecuador but we'll be arriving in Quito for the 16th June as I have an online work contract to complete starting on the 17th. Prior to arriving in Quito I wish to climb volcan Cotopaxi and volcan Cayambe. After my work contract is completed we'll be flying out to the Galapagos for two weeks or so for some top level scuba diving.
Colombia – By the time we arrive ...
... have booked them onto all our tours for the week to save them some organisation. In the evening we went for dinner with our 5 new recruits to a Llama restaurant. Shona, Louise and the boys all ordered llama meat and we all tried it - tastes like lambish beef to me - and opi had a huuuge steak and frankfurter burger! Stuffed with food we all headed to our night time sand boarding tour which was so much fun. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free parking