Parina Atacama Apart Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... Mario sets up the breakfast table with all the trimmings and cake (not quite birthday cake) I promptly spill my coffee all over the tablecloth. Mario jokingly miming a slap across the face.
It's time to head back but there is plenty more to see as we journey from our 4300 meters above sea level (m a s l) on unsealed hairpin bend roads.
We stop on many occasions to see vicuna ...
... that looks like snow.
Our first excursion was at 5.30pm and we drove along bumpy roads to the Moon Valley for the sunset. On the way we stopped at an abandoned salt mine where there was a roofless house. My God, did they do it tough!! No facilities, not even nearby water, hot in the day and cold at night. They ceased mining when they discovered the cheaper way of getting salt from saltwater. However, given the current trend ...
... of diminishing quality, quantity must increase by hook or by crook if the god of “growth” is to continue its rootless summit to the heavens in the name of liberty, democracy, free enterprise, and similar shibboleths deemed holy by countless dollar-chasers.) In the foreseeable future these prices will only continue to rise as the local mining - and tourist - industry seems to place revenues before all other considerations. ...
... and not at all what I was expecting. Far from being an endless sandy waste land the dessert surprises you with green and blue lagoons, volcanoes and fascinating rock formations. We cycled around the desert visiting a valley whose landscape resembles the moon and in fact is used to test out the Mars rover and later out to the Laguna cejar. This is in fact three lagoons one of which you can swim or rather float in. The salt content is denser than the Red Sea which creates a very ...
... 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 ...