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... gradually grew drier as we crossed the high antiplano, watching llamas and vicunas from the window. Llamas and alpacas are domesticated but vicunas are wild. They are smaller and more elegant in appearance than their llama cousins. Their numbers had fallen dangerously low as a result of hunters killing them for their very fine wool but thankfully they are now protected and their numbers are increasing. Along the way a dust storm blew up for half an hour or so and ...
... this desert is. Walking up the giant sand dune I met my first fellow South African on the trip. Only to realize after a while I've actually met him before a couple of months ago at a friend's birthday weekend! Such a small world. I didn't feel too bad that I didn't immediately recognize him, as he didn't recognize me at first either! I suppose it was so out of context for both of us that it took a while to put the pieces together. :-) Of course we had to take ...
... but we managed to get there in less than 2 hours. When we arrived in Santiago we had to exit the airport and check back in as you cannot get all your connecting boarding passes in South America, which was a bit of an inconvience. After getting our boarding passes we had under an hour to get food (or rather choke down food!) and to smoother ourselves in perfume (as it is a luxury item that none of us brought) before we boarded our 2 hour flight to Buenos Aires.
... in an insistent way. When we were served breakfast, I stumbled up into the bus and sucked down more coffee and ate a small bar of chocolate in record time. Dawn had fully arrived, the sky looked clear and blue and perfect. We drove a short way to an adjoining geyser field. I stared in amazement at those tourists who were brave enough to strip off and go swimming in the thermal spring. I contented myself with my pictures, happily clicking away as the day ...
... Scooby Doo's chosen transport but for the next 11 days this was for the four scoobless dudes. We picked up the van late on Day 1 and by the time we were on the road it was dark. We went off searching for the recommended overnight spot. We were not warned that our journey would take us properly off road and actually through rivers. At no point were we ever entirely sure we were going in the right direction but when the track ran out we parked ...