Hotel Alto Atacama
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... the desert we made in to San Pedro. I had seen a hostel on the way in so we made our way there. We grabbed a couple of bunks and wandered into the town to see what it was like and to grab some food. The town was tiny but really cool. It's made up of lots of old stone and mud buildings with realy mordern looking interiors. Every second store is a tour office.
One thing I had forgotten about is that you can't throw your TP in the toilet here. The plumbing can't handle it ...
... the snow is still sitting there, however we feel like we are getting burnt in the sun. It's the oddest weather. We sat around the fire pit in the hostel courtyard with another group of travellers and drank some wine and shared our travel adventures. One of the guys was from Queensland and walked in wearing a QLD rugby jersey, so Vicki and I discussed the recent loss to NSW in the first state of origin game. Also sad to hear Cronk is injured and out for 12 weeks. We have booked our tour ...
... shrimp salad, Mediterranean cannelloni followed a crime brûlée!! Bizarre in the middle of nowhere. Back at the hostel played the most hilarious round of ping pang pong with Diego (our new Spanish speaking half Peruvian Swiss friend who is a great addition to the salt flats group!). Everyone was crying with laughter and we were shouted at twice by other people in the ...
... is one of the best places in the world to see stars because of it's high altitude, dry atmosphere and lack of light pollution. They have the most incredible night sky I have ever seen. On the tour the we saw (through telescopes and some through the naked eye) saturn's rings which are apparently especially bright at the moment, Jupiter, the craters on the moon, the Milky Way and plenty of constellations and cosmic dust- explained by a funny Swedish guide. Back at ...
... at night so were going from shorts in the day to wearing everything in our bag to bed. We looked around town and had an amazing lunch of stuffed salted pancakes with bacon and corn, and made a purchase of matching bobble hats for the evening. In the evening we went on a tour to an observatory out in the desert and the stars were insane. You could see Mars and the Milky Way with the naked eye and we were shown Jupiter and Saturn and the nebular through ...
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