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11 hours. 11 hours on a bus, broken only by a tortuous stop at the Argentinian/Chilean border where a strange queuing ritual commenced. Now, I love a good queue like all Brits, but this was chaotic, lacked any semblance of order, and no sooner had you completed one queue, but you joined another. All very unnecessary - my passport is signed by the …
... bus to collect us at 10.30 to bring us to Calama airport. The bus arrived on time and it took a little over an hour to reach Calama airport where Ash had the privilige of sitting next to a Chilean lad who maintained that he wanted to practice his English skills although I think it was his flirting skills that he was more interested in practicing! Lucky you Ash!! The flight to Santiago was of course late taking off, punctuality is a serious problem here ...
... realised over the course of millennia. The industry of humanity seemed to me irrevocable and sinister in that moment, and I started to shiver for another reason altogether. To my gloomy mind, the headlights of tour buses penetrating the wisps of vapour looked like the cars of gangsters who were busy burying a body in the desert, except the corpse was nature and we were all victims. I was mostly numb, but certain parts of my body- my toes, my fingers, my knees- ...
So despite our best efforts at negotiating a discount for a one way vehicle hire from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago we failed and so the cheaper option was to craft some sort of circular route in this long thin country collecting and returning our vehicle to San Pedro. Wicked Camper Vans apparently started life in Oz and Nz and offer very basically converted panel vans for the budget traveller. Our unique van was to be the Mystery Machine which ...
... of the enormity of the Atacama desert. The pools were set in amongst a deep valley with pampas grass providing more shelter. They were nice and warm and much to Angela's liking. Wherever she goes, a spa or hot spring is never far away... With time now against us, we put the foot to the floor and headed back to San Pedro and the salt flats beyond. Think we topped 90 km/h at one point - woohoo... The plan was to see the salt flats at sunset and then camp there overnight. We ...