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... vegetables, potatoes and rice - all cold - is quite normal and in fact very enjoyable.
We reached our first Tayka hotel, built completely of salt, except of course for the plumbing fittings. Inside, as with all the Taykas, it is very comfortable but unfortunately their oxygen had run out and they had not been able to replace it as there seems to be a shortage. The elevation was around 4,500 metres. I did not ask Marcos for the supply from the car as I knew we were going ...
... who's name I can't remember) marks the border of 3 countries - Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. After a slow walk (the lake occurs at an altitude of 4500m), we enjoyed a very sumptuous lunch with our German and Brazilian colleagues. As we prepared to depart, we were treated to the site of a tuco tuco popping its head out from its burrow. We'd noticed numerous small burrows along the lake foreshore and had just been asking Marguerita about them, when the super cute ...
At 3000 square metres in area, Salar de Atacama is the third largest salt flat in the world. Our journey today would see us visiting the highly saline Laguna Chaxa, home to 3 species of flamingoes and probably a billion tiny Artemia shrimp that form the diet of these fabulous birds. Firstly, however, we would climb to 4200m to take in spectacular views of the antiplano (plateau) Laguna or lakes, namely the smaller Laguna Miniques and the larger Laguna Miscanti. On ...
... desert in the world) between some large cliffs and the Andes. There is a lot to do here but having just seen many of the same sort of sceneries on the tour out of Bolivia, we took the time to rest and recuperate – plus Christine had her share of illness so we chilled. Our hostel had a nightly bonfire and also one night a delicious BBQ which added to this general relaxation.
Saying that, we did do one new activity which was a night out with some ...
... markets selling woollen goods, jumpers made of alpaca and hundreds of wooden ornaments perfect for souvenirs.
After a while we settled into a cool open air pizza restaurant with Chilean flags and decorations in every corner. Whilst the restaurant was extremely touristy and overpriced it had good vibe, so we decided to splash the cash and have a nice meal to start our adventure in the dessert.
The next day we woke up to ...