Lodge La Aldea
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... the dust and the cameloids, to be replaced by vegetation and cattle. Rather than almost exclusively seeing indigenous people, the streets were a mixture of hispanics, indigenous, gringos, what have you. There's a much more western feel to Chile than Bolivia, and a less off-the-beaten-tracky. The main difference would be the foods and beverages, though. From stringy, often overcooked llamas and beef from very old cows served with a pile of cold potatoes and colder rice, to tender ...
... you from feeling ill from the altitude. We loaded our things onto the 4x4 and our Bolivian guide who is very unsociable and doesn't speak a word of English took us to our first stop of the day which was a Laguna Blanca. We stopped at another two lagoons before lunch, each one a different colour. We went to the hostel for lunch which was literally in the middle of the desert and we arrived to sausage and mash which was a great treat. ...
I've made it to San Perdo Atacama in the desert of Northern Chile after a rather gruelling 24hr bus trip from the nations capital of Santiago, which while it is generally described as a little boring or that it was a necessity due to their flight path by people I've met on my travels, I think it's a tad harsh as a critic.
I actually enjoyed my time there as far as the city goes although the hostel was not the most social, which cut me deep ...
... then a short 5 hours into Calama, Chile. We didn't know what to expect after Uyuni. Would it be another dusty mining town? Would it even have 1 ATM? Could we stay here, or was it more of a pit stop.
The best way I can describe Calama is that we felt like we were in Phoenix or Albuquerque. It's a place in the middle of the desert, with spraypainted walls and lots of large stores. The streets were lined with adobe-ish houses, and nearly everyone was ...
Today we ventured out into the salt plains to view the salt lakes and have a swim. We are staying in the driest place in the world with only 4mm of annual rainfall. So you are not only coping with the altitude but your skin, lips, hair gets really dry and itchy. So to say that we swum in the saltiest lake in the world, salter than the dead sea it has a salt concentration of 5 to 28%, means I am turning into a wrinkled old prune with ...