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The Internet disappeared so I didn't finish yesterday's blog. We spent a brief time settling in when we got here, then had a meal in the hotel restaurant, which is very good, before being picked up for our first tour from San Pedro. Once again it was a shared tour but our guide Ivan,(Eevan), was great and the other four people were a group of …
... as we waited in the queue at immigration which turned out to be very routine. We didn't even get questioned on our visit, we just got our passports stamped and waived through to the customs hall to have our luggage x-rayed.
It was only a short drive from the immigration office to a parking lot nearer the centre of town with a little market set up. This is where we were unloaded but on asking the driver which way to Hostel Mamatierra, he told us to hop back ...
... other side of the pass, we saw Laguna Blanca (white water) and Laguna Verde (green water). Blanca lies at a slightly higher altitude than Verde and takes its water from underground. If it gets too full, it overflows into Laguna Verde.
Laguna Verde with Vulcán Licancabur standing at 5,918m behind it normally makes for a perfect reflection photo but it was blowing a gale today. The lagoon is also very toxic, the green colour coming from Arsenic, Lead, Copper ...
... half as scary as expected, in shops for instance, where I had to buy an adaptor as didn’t know they had round 2 prong plugs here, for less than £1 and a bottle of decent Chilean red for less than £2!
Was hoping, after all chores done and money changed to lie in the hammocks outside and enjoy a cold beer but even at only 3500m it was too cold by 4pm for shorts and t shirts and took a while to find the one beer shop – the drunken ...
... via the salt flats with Chris, Lauren and now our fifth new friend Pete from Kazakhstan. He seems like a nice guy, has a month to get to Columbia. I'm really looking forward to it even though all we hear about is how cold it's going to be. After dark we went and did an astronomy observation in the desert. We ran out of time to do it last time so we made sure we fit it in this time. It was unreal! We loved it! We got to look at the stars through 2 huge telescopes, close up. ...