Hotel Diego de Almagro Calama
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... the rain started and the temperature dropped along with the light.
The border was two sheds and a fence we quickly handed over our documents got our passports stamped and headed towards Chile.
The crossing at Ollague was slightly better and after 30 mins we were through and even got a glimpse of the mountain through the rain, but ...
... Calama, I had a bright idea, the chug chug geoglyphs were only 12km on a dirt track off the main road and our guide said there were over 300 of them and quite spectacular. So we rocked and rolled down the bumpiest road we had yet had the pleasure of. The sun starting to set as we arrived with not a soul around for miles. It may be because the sun was in our eyes and obscuring the view, it may be because we were tired but I can honestly say they ...
It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. This is a tale of two Bolivians. Our flight to Calama was on time, our connection in Santiago was tight but we made it, but our experience at the Budget rental counter lasted until dark and resulted in our car not being available. All they had was an El Camion, (a truck). Annette was less than impressed by both the wait and the vehicle, even more so when she saw the truck! I was imagining the brochure ...
... man at reception told me to keep going to the river then turn right...hmm what river...but then I remembered that deserts are prone to flash flooding so it's just the river is dry at the moment so looked like a road! I'm going stargazing tonight at 2330 but have to walk into town which is 15mins away...a little nervous about that but the man assures me there are no criminals and it is safe. You need a torch though because it's pitch black. ...
At a more civilised hour we set off back to Calama, crossing the now familiar barren landscape. The mining town was quite large, with a newly built estate of houses, some of which had Christmas decorations. We flew south back to Santiago. I had a window seat on the right, so I could see the Pacific Ocean and miles and miles of barren landscape, criss-crossed by parched valleys and the odd mine or installation. On board LAN you had a choice of two snacks from four. The ...