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Individual Bungalows, nicely appointed, beds and linnens new, very quiet, very confortable. Good breakfast. Lovely people..
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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.
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 …
... grunts of a warthog but which we later found out is in fact the call of a cormorant. About an hour down river Alex decided that the call of nature was to urgent to ignore. The river has sunken trees on either so it wasn't safe to moor up on shore. It was a long way to head back and our options were limited. We tried and failed several times to moor up against a tree stump with me clinging onto a branch to steady the kayak whilst Alex attempted to kneel up and relieve himself over the ...
... we went to Geyser Sol de Mañana which was much more active than the previous geysers yesterday, unfortunately these ones were at 5,000m and Jessie started feeling the effects of altitude sickness and became dizzy with a painful headache. After this we headed back to the hostel/hotel around 5:30pm and were greeted with tea and crackers as dinner wasn't until 8:45. We taught everyone how to play monopoly deal which is difficult in ...
... as it sounds. Later as the sun began to set we drove further into the desert to some salt flats and enjoyed the scenery whilst drinking pisco sours. It was highly enjoyable and the Chilean desert is definitely more stimulating than the dusty deserts of Peru. After a night in a room constructed of plywood we commenced with a 24 hour bus journey to Santiago, on this occasion better prepared by having downloaded The Godfather ...