Lodge La Aldea
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minibar in room
- Swimming pool
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... from view but it soon passed over.
We checked into our hotel in Uyuni (elevation 3,600 metres) and went to bed. At the end of the last blog I said the altitude had not affected our sleep. I spoke too soon! The first night in Uyuni I fell asleep easily but woke up at 5am and found that I could not get back to sleep even though I was still tired. The second night I awoke at 3am with the same result. Jim slept through but found it was a disturbed and restless sleep. We ...
... at a time, but the views from the car for the whole day were magnificent. I think this is where the photos should do the talking, although they are just my iPhone ones so may not do it justice. My favourite part of the day was visiting the red lagoon which, due to its high concentration of copper and tin shone red. It also had a special form of red plankton that attracted over 30,000 red legged flamingoes. Again, can't describe what a site to see it was. That was shortly ...
... together to prove that we really did meet up in northern chile, in one of the most dry places in the world. Getting back to town I had a lovely dinner, and then walked back to the hostel. Getting to my room, I saw a note which said that my tour for the next morning was cancelled! Oh no! So off I went again, back into town, to try and find the agency to find out why, get a refund and book another tour. As it was quite late already, the agency was closed. ...
... the same size as it was 300 or 400 years ago – they didn’t diversify the economy too much. Because of the low yield the mines have now been handed over to collectives (of people) after the government gave over control 30 or so years ago. The mines were our main reason for visiting this town.
We organised a tour of the mines, which ended up being only the two of us and seven mining blokes. We boarded a minibus that drove us (and the blokes) to ...
... in the beautiful Chilean night sky. It was so clear and you could see so much, including the Southern Cross which is not visible in Northern hemisphere skies.
Perhaps most impressive was seeing Saturn through this telescope where you could easily make out its rings and moons – that is how powerful it was. It was truly something we enjoyed and has peaked our interest in astronomy as a result. We of course also watched the lunar eclipse occur at around 11pm. ...