Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
Started this morning early with a briefing then left at 10:30 for the crossing of the Atacame Desert.
350 km of lunar landscape. Nothing grows here but, in some places there is lots of garbage, left behind by the miners. This is one of the biggest copper mining places in the world but they also mine silver and a variaiety of other …
The hotel is very nice, all little bungalows in a garden, the beds are comfortalbe but still we didn't sleep well, must be the altitude (2600 m). Woke up at 5am with a giant headache.
There was a bowl of coca leafs on the breakfast buffet, everyone is chewing them.
Beautiful day, we are going to take it easy today.
... Atacama I a cute little town. It is apparently one if the driest places on earth. The city itself is right out of something that you can imagine the a movie set designer would create. However there were good bars and restaurants. We had a free day in Atacama, so it was nice just to relax. In the evening we went to the valley of the moons for sunset, and the later ...
... 3 places in the world to see stars - South Island in New Zealand, Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Atacma Desert. We've done the first 2 so we had to do the 3rd :) . We learned a lot from the guide and saw different colours of stars. It always amazes me that the light we see started it's journey hundreds of years ago. Apart from seeing lovely shooting stars the best bit was seeing Saturn and its rings really clearly through the telescope.
It was very nice to have a lie in ...
... along well as the rustiness is wearing off but there's still plenty of
scope for improvement. It's also fair to say I've been eating well...my cheeks are starting to pad out and my stomach a beginning to develop a rotund edge. No dieting out here though, just a need for some more exercise. And lastly my liver....to be honest the less said the better because the poor guy has taken an absolute battering. When drinking is the most social activitysomeone has to take one for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Individual Bungalows, nicely appointed, beds and linnens new, very quiet, very confortable. Good breakfast. Lovely people..
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