Hotel La Chakana
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... us. It got freezing cold as soon as the sun set, but we bundled up and walked back into town for a dinner of alpaca steak, a soup made with seaweed from the nearby altiplano lakes and the biggest wine pours ever. The restaurant was rustic and cozy and prides itself on exposing visitors to Andean cuisine, with everything grown or raised in Putre, though there were several locals dining there, as well. It was all delicious. We had a brilliant breakfast ...
... before heading back down. We were out in the hills for about 6 hours. Exhausted from altitude sickness, we shared a bag of crisps and went to bed. After 13 hours sleep, we were more hopeful and armed today. We downed 2 cups of coca tea, the recommended antidote to altitude sickness and set on our travels by car up the pass towards Bolivia to the Parque Nacional Lauca. The combination of the thin air and pot holed and bumpy highway ...
... duvets. - It has at least one excellent restaurant that would stand it's own against some of London's better eating places. - 3700m above sea level. While not obviously a plus point, being this high is sufficiently challenging to make every activity an effort and so seem more worthwhile, without being so high that you feel continually ill. - Southern constellation are visible and the sky is brilliantly ...
... in Chile is good compared with Argentina, with drivers overall being more tolerant and patient but indicators are still used infrequently and hazard flashers are popular. Stop at a junction and they will almost always wave you through, or even as a pedestrian at a crossing, they will stop for you! Taxi drivers aside, they are probably better drivers than in the UK.
We have seen amazing scenery and met some ...
... what the next month and a half will hold as its mostly at altitude!
A proper full on storm, hailstoning and everything, greets the village in the afternoon and the feeble electricity supply just can't hack it. This puts paid to the idea of having a warm shower and, generally, means that we are in for a boring evening.
La Paz tomorrow, and to be honest we are ready for ...