Hotel Geiser del Tatio
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... afternoon and returned the bikes. Because we returned the bikeds early we managed to bargain with the company to hire them again for free the following day! This time we attempted a slightly longer journey through the desert to some lakes that were full of salt. In fact, they were soo high in salt content that we were able to float when swimming, like the dead sea! It was a surreal feeling floating unaided in water. The long ride back through ...
... go around this time. Plus it was about 20km each way! That plan was now out of the question but we managed to return the bikes and keep our remaining half day for tomorrow which was really good! Upon returning to the hostel we rested for a few hours. We then walked back into town to books bus to Santiago tomorrow night. I also booked to go on a Star tour tonight, I couldn't go to the possibly the best place in the world to see starts and ...
The desert has clear night skies with little visual distortion so the area is popular with amateur and professional astrologists alike. We went on a tour run by a Canadian who had moved to Chile for the night sky - as he said, in Canada there are 300 cloudy days per year. On the tour he pointed out stars, constellations and planets with snippets of information and anecdotes. An interesting ...
... There is barely any life, just a few small plants dotting the surface of endless miles of nothing.
SPA is also apparently a great place for star gazing and i had booked myself onto a tour but it was cancelled as it was too windy and there was too much cloud cover. The sky though, even to the naked eye, was incredible - the most stars i´ve seen (as in Gulmarg, 2690m elevation).
I had booked a 3-day 2 -night tour ...
... having my **** together I wandered around aimlessly looking for a hostel through the dusty streets, you may have thought the tourist money may have gone into improving some of the roads here, curiously have a great football pitch though.....priorities.
there is a veritable **** ton of things to do here in this desert oasis, but it is ******* expensive so had to pick one which was sandboarding which was far better than my Moroccan effort ...