Awasi Atacama - Relais & Chateaux
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Oruro to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile - 2nd to 9th November
We left Oruro by train and it was a lovely journey, partly due to the standard of comfort of the train itself but also to the scenery. The train leaves Oruro twice a week and is quite an event. We checked our luggage in, as on an aeroplane, and did not see it again until it arrived in the luggage office in Uyuni. People were allowed on the train an hour before departure time so it was very relaxed with many ...
... power wasn't as effective. After spending a small fortune back in the day on these trains they managed to make them work by adding salt to the water. The result however was severe rusting, hence the sudden abandonment of these trains, still on the tracks in the middle of nowhere. From there we ploughed on in our land cruiser with guide Juan and his ridiculous play list - everything from 'Love lifts us up where we belong' to 'backstreets back alright'. We soon hit the ...
I spent the morning getting settled in San Pedro, and ended up talking to other travelers for quite a while over breakfast. Breakfast, incidentally, was a lovely fresh baguette from the French bakery on the premises. How awesome is that? After breakfast I walked into town to organize some trips for the next couple of days. I decided to do the moon valley trip, as well as the altiplano lakes and piedras Rojas, and then take the 3-day/2-nights 4-wheel drive trip ...
... for the pit stop (on the side of the road) – Christine had to wait until we stopped in some small town in the middle of the night, but not before hopping back on the wrong bus and having to endure possibly the worst toilet on the trip (at least it was free).
Back to Sucre… it was a nice city to visit which we could easily walk around and see the sites. We didn’t have much planned here and used it as a place to relax. There’s not much ...
However the main attraction of the day, and indeed the reason for the title of the blog, was a night-time visit to an observatory in the hills that surround the valley – the first time either of us had been to one. It was fascinating and we were given a guided tour in English. We got to look through their GPS telescope (you type the name of a planet or star and it automatically moves itself and locks onto it) and viewed some of the key stars, clusters ...