Don Raul Hotel
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... oasis it was big news and news to be talked about for months,already the facts were being distorted and the stories were becoming unbelievable.
I met an old Australian couple in the hotel at dinner who had been travelling South from the Salar DE Uyuni in Bolivia,who on reaching the border with Chile were told to turn back as it was closed.They had to fork out $550 for the privilege of going to another border further West.En route the front right wheel of the van ...
... to Luna Valley. It was absolutely incredible. Lots of climbing sandy mountains and getting to see some breathtaking views. Still acclimatising as we're so high up, but feel like I should just get on with things and not moan! We did this tour with the guys we met in our hostel (Juriques), Freddie, Tom, B-Ri and Steve. Really lovely and funny guys who went to Birmingham Uni together, making things a lot of ...
... a start most are not just made from mud but combine adobe with whatever more substantial material is around. In San Pedro this means the cobbles from the nearby river so the the mud mainly acts as mortar holding the cobbles together much like conventional brick laying. Normally the surface is skimmed with more earth which, when dried, leaves a flat finish that can be painted and protects against wear. The design has more than ...
San Pedro de Atacama is a smallish touristy town located right in the middle of the driest place on earth. It's smallish streets and typical desert like architecture gave it a very friendly feel. Our hostel was just off the Main Street which worked perfectly for restaurants and general browsing. George and I took a walk around the town and eventually found ourselves on an open plane looking down at the town and the rest of the enormous desert. Huge mountains are ...
So, feeling really good about having finally arrived in Chile, an almost-first-world country, our high was immediately taken down a notch or ten. At midnight on our way to San Pedro de Atacama, in a small city called Iquique on the northern coast of Chile, I watched a young boy run towards our bus, open the luggage compartment that hadn't been secured, take out someone's backpack from the bus and start running. When the bus arrived at the bus station (which was why we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking