Lodge La Aldea
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... dropped us off at the door.
It was still morning when we checked in at the hostel and fortunately our room was ready, but Carlee and Andy's wasn't. Having at least one room though meant we could drop the bags off and change into some lighter clothing before heading, the 10 minutes, into town.
We didn't have any local currency so our first need was an ATM. There were only three ATMs in the whole of San Pedro and according to Lonely Planet they had ...
... heavy metals in the ground. There was some weird foam on the lake edge that was being whipped up by the waves, perhaps something to do with the minerals & metals.
We were told that it takes about 6 hours for an experienced climber to climb Volcán Licancabur and can only be climbed from the Bolivian side, the Chilean side is too steep. Many people don't make it to the top - Juan Carlos had been to top twice but other times he had to return from the half way ...
Today was an early start as we had our trek. So we quickly layered up against the cold and packed our breakfast package and waited outside for our guide. He arrived in short order with his puppy Lua (approximate spelling but it's Portuguese for moon). So we jumped in the cab and all 5 of us set out. We headed to cactus valley to do a 2 hour trek and our guide told us along the way that San Pedro de Atacama could also be called San Pero (Spanish for Dog) due to ...
... drugs). Then we went to the bar. We reacquainted ourselves with Patagonian Chile's cervezas, which we had fallen love with on our trip to Patagonia last year. (The heavy German influence in southern Chile means superior beer.) We returned to the restaurant we'd eaten at on our first night for a leisurely dinner. At last, we went back to our hostel to quickly pick up our bags and meet our bus, the last overnight bus of our trip (hurray!!!).
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... the corner gave me a clue - even some restaurants, of which there are trillions, refuse to serve just booze. Also, given how cheap the wine is and how cold, it would be silly not to, though had to have an Escudo Negra just to get going!
Too tired and cold to go out for dinner so just mopped up the wine with a tube of Pringles – had made myself a good lunch of Caesar salad and had 2 breakfasts, one at 5.30 and another before the shuttle at ...