Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... during the day, with an intense sun beating down on you since you are at altitude (we ranged between 2,300 meters and 4,300 meters). But it's always a little chilly in the shade, and it gets downright frigid as soon as the sun starts to set. We dressed in multiple layers on top and on bottom, but could never get warm when it was dark outside. Add to that our hostel room's very subtle heater and lack of hot water, and it made for a very cold four days. ...
The gurgling lines of boiling pots and pans in the freezing desert kitchen.
In a rancid poisonous pool chocolate globulous mud bubbles and slops,
Pools of steaming water invite the brave to bathe in ancient heat waves,
Scalding sprays of water surge from the lifeless fathoms showering the sky,
The steam dances on the high plateau ,the volcanoes watch,the desert sighs.
Recognising that we hadn't explored much of Santiago, we decided to cram in a few things before our long bus journey up to San Pedro de Atacama. While this was the plan, I had other ideas. I saw and then wanted Taco Bell and a dulce crepe! Nayan promised me that we could have both after checking out the viewpoint, accessed by another funicular (we didn't fancy the 1 hour hike uphill!). This quick ...
... before going in. One of the boys we'd met was trying to sneak around the barrier in the dark and ended up falling into a 10 ft deep hole... With a stray dog that was following him. This was followed by a long struggle to get the Alsatian and himself out of the hole (all successfully!). The rave was hilarious with a bonfire and a DJ just in the middle of nowhere until sunrise and we managed to get a ride back to town in a pick up too which saved us a long ...
... and re-wrapping in all the clothes I own! The guide asked me what I ate and drank the night before. I explained that I drank a bottle of red, ate a huge meal and smoked several cigarettes. It seems these are the 3 worst things you can do the night before a high altitude excursion!
We had the best breakfast with bread, avocado, freshly made scrambled egg and tea. Literally a warm welcome in the bitter cold. After breakfast we had a dip in the hot spring ...