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Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... as well. On the bus from Salta we met Pete, a guy from Kazakhstan who joined us at our hostel in San Pedro. Today Lauren and I wanted to head to the Valle de la Luna (valley of the moon) and Pete decided to come along. Leaving Kerrie and Vickie in town because they did the trip the last time they were here, we hired bikes and got on the road. The valley is close to town and even the ride out there is pretty cool. Because ...
We have come to San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile. The bus journey here was long but very beautiful, first going alongside the Andes for hours and then winding our way up the desert mountains on roads surrounded by cactus and Alpacas. The town is wonderful, small and very isolated and we love it. The backdrop of mountains and volcanoes is just breathtaking and the place feels a lot more Bolivian than the Chilean we've experienced but we are getting close to the Bolivian border. ...
It's been a while since I provided an update on our future movements. South America so far has seen spontaneity rule over careful planning but we're now at a point where careful planning is required to see everything we wish to see. I write this in Northern Chile from the tourist town of San Pedro de Atacama. I procrastinated for many days over a visit here but in the end the climbing options persuaded me, in particular the volcanic peaks above 5,500m (perfect for testing ...
... as we hoped everywhere, but you occasionally got a wave of burning water which was strangely nice. Getting out was horrendous and freezing until you were dressed again - my feet have never been so cold! On the way home we visited a tiny village with only 10 families living in it to see their church and market, and visited a cactus field with hundreds of huge cacti on a big hill. Fred entertained us with hilarious stories from his ...
... point. The whole valley is red and orange rocks and is supposedly like walking on the moon. It was amazing and we took lots of photos before walking back to the van. We carried on to a view point over Death Valley where we sat on the edge of the cliff over the valley. The tour finished with a view of sunset over the whole valley which was bright orange all over the sky. We got back in the van and started ...
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