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Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
After living in luxury for the past few days it was time to leave our amazing heated floor and beautiful view. We packed our bags and chilled in our room a bit longer. I'd gone downstairs earlier to order us a cab. Translation issues again...I don't think he understood that we wanted to go to Santiago airport and not the bus station in town. We got our taxi and she drove us to the bus station. My bag (also known as nug) did an swine job at chilling in the front seat, as no taxi in ...
... that sandboarding probably wasn't a good idea for me given my track record with things such as skydiving and skiing, and with the way my back has been recently. However, it just sounded like too much fun, so I changed my mind at the last second and went on a nighttime sandboarding adventure. It definitely was fun, but I kinda psyched myself out worrying that I would injure myself, so I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I had hoped. And, I didn't get hurt, ...
... for the dreadful moment of having to get out of the water, which meant trying to climb out if the lagoon to then dry off with freezing winds around us. Luckily the salty water dried quickly so that we could take some typical tourist pictured before walking to the showers before realising that taking a cold shower wouldn't be particularly pleasant. So the decision was no cold showers but dry clothes. At that point I had a chance to look at the pictures ...
... of everyone that went through. Thank you, thank you for pulling all my **** out of my bag. San Pedro is a cool, chilled out town. Every house is one storey, looks like all the houses are getting renovated but there not, that's just what they look like. Checked in at Puritama hostel. The rooms are set up like a hotel room. Coming back from dinner and we all see this dog sitting down. Amy says out of nowhere, "that dog ...
... car.We get to the hotel which is top notch and doubles as a casino.Checked in we head to our rooms to get some sleep and to reflect on our experience.
In the morning and not prearranged we all meet up again at mid day in the lobby to check out.I am still waiting for news about a transfer to San Pedro from Gloria,but it is taking time.Mark and his wife and our Brazilian friend,Augusto are heading off by taxi.I decide to cut my losses and join them ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet