Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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Heading up into the Andes climbing high... high and higher than we have ever been. First 'port of call' was the Salt Flats, these salt areas have been here fore thousands of years when the sea was part of the landscape, now it is just a flat area with mountains surrounding it. The salt is still running into this valley and the 'salt collectors' gather it up each year to sell. Incredible ...
... Hotter than a bath! The spring is a bit like a waterfall so the water is constantly being replenished and didn't have that horrible sulphur smell that some hot springs have. The best part was that we were in the middle of the desert with no light pollution so looking up could see every star in the sky! It was so special. We could see shooting stars and even the Milky Way! Then, as if that wasn't cool enough, we witnessed our first ever moonrise, which was completely ...
... and quickly made friends with a couple who were also on our tour. One from Spain the other from Argentina. Such a freezing night. -4 degrees, clear skies perfect for star gazing but we weren't prepared. Callantie chocolate to start then dancing around and cuddling like penguins to try stay warm. Funniest thing about the night was probably the guide and his translator. He would speak in Spanish then she would translate to English for us. Although when she would get it wrong he ...
... each other and commenting that it is often the unexpected things in travel that bring the most memories.At my hotel,having said good bye to my friends I look back on a fascinating 24 hours and realize that despite our dissatisfaction with many things in life our ability to come together and protect it,brings out some of our most unique characteristics and the limit of human kindness in such situations reminds you that there is no greater enjoyment in life than looking after each ...
... heated outdoor thermal pool! What they don't tell you is the water is only really hot in one small corner and getting out is far harder than getting in given the outdoor-only changing cubicles. Hypothermia abated, our 90 minute return was interspersed by our very enthusiastic animal-loving guide stopping to allow us to photograph wild birds and animals, as well as a brief stop at a small indigenous village selling fresh llama kebabs for us hungry tourists who'd survived the ...