Hotel Cumbres San Pedro De Atacama
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With a better pool of staff to select from, this hotel could be excellent, but it appears that due to the remoteness and desert climate in a high altitude, there are issues with this (& probably most others) hotel that are hard to resolve. Still worthwhile staying despite expecting more.
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... nice car. Welcome to Chile, apparently.
Before we could get food or a hostel or anything, we had to get money, so we tried 6 different ATMs over a 2 hour period and got messages ranging from "Can't do it" to "I'm out of money" to "Use the Foreigner option." The Foreigner option worked, and this was in a mall parking garage. We decided we would explore the mall and grab some lovely food court chinese food.
Whether it was the chinese food or ...
... where the turquoise water has so much salt that swimmers float effortlessly like the Dead Sea. This spot also has a diversity of native bird species. Our tour guide was a lovely lady called Rosa. We didn't bother swimming. We'd read that the salt crystals on the lake bed could be painful so tu mar puculo to that idea!! Back in the mini bus and a short drive to the curious Ojos de Salar - theseare two small extremely deep fresh water ...
... the chagrin of our (by that point blacked out) hostel manager/roommate.
The next morning, tired of being hassled by El Borracho, I went looking for a new hostel for us and found Casa Corvatch. We headed over there around 11 and it was lovely. They had a nice big kitchen for us to use and a family room with clean couches and a tv. We found some CSI reruns in English and parked ourselves there until it was time for our tour at 3. ...
... wine with the group from our tour. We played some hilarious games of 7/11 and Ping Pang Pong where Diego's semi English provided amazing entertainment ('errrr Diegoo' 'ponggg') to the point where we were all crying with laughter. Our German room mate was very unimpressed with us all rocking in noisily and turning the lights on at midnight, and even less impressed when we all got up again at 4am to leave for our ...