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... Eduardo Frei Montalva - who defeated Salvador Allende in 1964 by a narrow margin thanks to covert donations by the CIA - that expropriated almost 1500 properties totaling 3.5 million hectares held by latifundistas and purchased other holdings of fertile land at low interest rates, compensating owners in all cases. (Land ownership in Chile has been highly concentrated in few hands going back to colonial times when the Spanish created huge estates on lands of ...
... The landscape is very similar to
the rainbow valley outside Atacama but on a much larger scale particularly in
length. The next stop was our turn around point, the village of Humahuaca. We
saw the most bizarre site here. A large crowd of tourists and the associated
hawkers were standing outside the main church waiting for the midday bells to
strike. Then a small alcove was exposed when the doors opened to reveal a
statue of San ...
... to find somewhere decent to stay, especially after hearing that there are only cold showers in Bolivia... We got there to find it's a small rich suburb of Salta, with no other gringos in sight, and found one of the only hostels there, which was probably the most random place we've stayed - it was just a huge function room with some bedrooms in another little building. But it did the job and we had a lovely evening, although it did feel like one of those American suburbs in horror ...
... it further, combining it with a trip to Argentina’s answer to the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia: the Salinas Grandes.
It’s nowhere near as big as Uyuni, though it is technically the second biggest salt flat in the world, and trying to get any of those fancy perspective shots that Uyuni has become famous for is a little trickier. But we weren’t too fussed about that and just enjoyed ...
... made all the better by a rooftop terrace with an unobstructed view of the mountain.
Once fed and watered we worked our way to the edge of town to find the track that led up to the mountain itself. The morning's drive had plunged us deep into valleys, high into the hills, down again up again, and at this point we were above 2500 metres so the air was thin. We made slow progress along the gravel trail but everywhere you looked were startling colours, bright orange ...