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... was brutal however. That afternoon was spent relaxing before we boarded a bus in the evening to the Chilean capital, Santiago. When looking on Google maps at the journey from San Pedro to Santiago is 1300 miles! Thankfully the roads in Chile are similar to Europe so the bus only takes 24 hours. I say 24 hours but in reality that's a whole day just on a bus! Before travelling this amount of time on a bus would seem ridiculous to me but now it's not that ...
It's a 20 hour bus ride from Santiago to San Pedro. We flew instead.
San Pedro is a small town in the desert at 2,400m altitude. The buildings are made of red mud (adobe clay) that keeps them cool inside. With its dusty roads and primitive red buildings, the whole town resembles a film set from a Western. There isn't much to do in San Pedro itself but it's full with backpackers who use it as a base for desert adventure.
... these lagoons were so concentrated with salt that you could float in them similar to the Dead Sea. We had so much fun with this! Coming out from the water your skin had so much salt left on it after the water dried, that we were both just white. Hung around a little while and had ice cream and empanadas for lunch. The food here is real ...
... to watch the sunset. Plus there were no sand dunes to run down. We watched the sky change from clear blue to shades of pink, orange, purple and red. Once the sun had set, the show was not over. Looking over to the Andes, the sky and shades changed again. It was a truly wonderful way to finish our time in Chile. We headed back to San Pedro with glimmers of the sunset lingering and after stopping for a pizza dinner we went to bed.
San Pedro was definitely my favourite place in Chile to date.