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... Bolivia. The first thing we did was find a hostel and then explored the town to see what was what, a particular highlight being the first pizza that we had eaten in a long time which we splashed out on! Most things in San Pedro were geared towards tours, whether that was for the salt flats or for other activities. We decided that we had had enough of viewing landscapes on tours and wanted to venture out ourselves, therefore the following day we ...
... employs locals but it has health consequences. In the past, the people lived healthy lives. They drank water containing many minerals, had no stress, ate basic unprocessed foods and walked everywhere. Now that has changed and their longevity has dropped. Our guide said his grandmother lived to over 100 years old.
The weather here is changing dramatically. Global warming maybe, but the bigger effect is the clearing of the ...
... and promising them a comfortable, more prosperous life taking lithium from the earth. (As usual, conquering Nature is promoted over cooperating with Her, while pushing irreplaceable plant and animal species towards extinction is considered a small price to pay - when considered at all - for giving the inanimate gadgets that hypnotize us a longer battery life until we discard them for the latest model.) Swallowing the corporate pitch ...
... a sunken forest caused by a tsunami. This has created a haunting landscape where tree tops rise out from the river and are perfectly reflected in its surface. We were on the hunt for river otters but unfortunately nature does not always play ball so we didn't have any sightings. We did see a seal fishing for dinner having swam the 7km's up the mouth of the river from the sea. The river is also home to lots of birds such as herons, and parakeets. We also heard what sounded like ...
... night and relax some more!
Surprisingly we bumped into many of our fellow travelers from Peru Hop and elsewhere and it was great to have a PINT! together and catch up.
So Chile has proven to be good so far, lets see what the rest of the country will bring us!
Back to the coast, away from the altitude for the next stop. See you in ...