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... it was a gorgeous day outside I managed to drag myself to breakfast and then back to bed for a lazy day! Lucky for me insist feel too bad for staying in as I was preparing myself for the fun evening ahead at out cooking class that we had booked. What a fantastic evening. Learning to make Pisco Sours the Chilean way (Peru and Chile have an ongoing battle as to who has the original/best) making empañadas, and eventually, because ...
... squat red clay buildings. You can easily tell where there has been rapid expansion on the outskirts as the roads are paved and able to take two flows of traffic. It is hot here. Really hot and dry. The atacama desert is the driest non-polar desert on the planet. Most people (and the Lonely Planet) drop the 'non-polar' but I remember hearing there were places in Antartica that haven't had any rain (or snow) fall in thousands of years. ...
... The jeep then managed to drive us to 4200m up. The first half an hour was quite hard as there isn't much air and it was pretty steep. David said though that if you don't stop for the 1st half an hour it makes it a lot easier. We were walking on ask and volcanic rock. It was meant to take 3/4 hours and we did it in 2 hrs 15 mins! The crater was incredible! 2km round so it was ...
... I got my legs out of the bike, admired my new knee cuts, and sat for another little while before setting off. I didn't want to wash off because water comes at a premium in the desert, and it looked kinda cool anyway.
After biking for a little while, I noticed my elbow was royally cut up as well. Unfortunately I noticed when I bumped it on the sandboard. Ow.
The Devil's Throat turned out to be difficult to traverse with a sandboard. I just ...
... it's very hard to get to sleep!! We're getting better every day, though. We can feel the difference as we acclimatise to this time zone. On top of the jet slag effect (Mickey says he's heard about this jet slag but never actually met her?!), we now have to consider altitude sickness, or Advanced Mountain Sickness. We're now at about 2,400 metres altitude. The Atacama desert is the worlds highest desert and one of the driest places on Earth. Above ...