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Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
I suppose we are all searching for paradise in one way or another. Well part of our search is complete. We are in Hotel Awasi in San Pedro de Atacama, in the high desert of the Atacama in northern Chile. It is everything we thought and much more. I stress that we are talking about the hotel not the town. We arose in Santiago at 4:30 to catch a …
... an under armour shirt, long sleeve t shirt, hoodie, fleece jacket, gloves, ear warmers, and a hat, and I was still kinda cold. We drove about 2.5 hours to an altitude of around 11,000 feet, on not the greatest quality of roads, to see some steam coming out of the ground. I wasn't very impressed.
Valle de la Luna - This tour in the afternoon definitely made up for the lame one from the morning. We started off this tour going through a cave. This ...
... best way to get to Uyuni in Bolivia. Apparently some of the tour agencies are shonky and she had friends who highly recommended Estrella Del Sur so we went and checked them out. They need 4 people in the car before they will go so hopefully that works out. We tentatively booked in with them.
In the afternoon the wind blows up bringing with it flying dust that sandblasts you into the closest building so it's ...
... some great meat and a nice bottle of Chilean wine. In order to at least start the tour into high altitude and the salt desert in Bolivia well rested we caught an early night. But not until after being told by the hostel lady that if ever South America has a rough winter it is known as the "crude Bolivian winter" as the freezing cold and strong winds typical for Bolivia are a testing experience for both locals and travellers. Uh oh what did we get ourselves ...
... and ask for Philippe.
That afternoon I looked into getting to Pucon from Santiago. I decided to bus from Santiago to Pucon to save some money. My flight from Calama gets into Santiago at 12.50 am so I'll have to book one nights accommodation in Santiago as well. I'm looking foward to getting out of here as it's a bit lonely in this dorm as I've got the whole thing to myself. I suppose I should make the most of it as I'm guessing it's going to be a pretty rare thing in the near future.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service