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... dry, remote and rocky conditions made it perfect for test driving the Mars rovers, and the similarities to the Moon in certain parts of the valley are spoken of near and far.
Upon arrival, the scenery didn't strike me so much lunar as Tattoiine-y, and I half expected Tusken raiders upon the cliffs. Climbing the oddly-shaped rocks and creeping through the sometimes pitch black tunnel caves was great fun, but an uneasy feeling descended soon. Sand people, or worse? It turned out ...
... After getting a flat tyre and changing it we headed for our accommodation which was a salt hotel that is 2hrs away. The salt hotel was pretty impressive, it overlooked the salt flats and the floor was completely made out of salt. We have just had a last dinner of steak and chips and are now headed to bed as we are up at 4:45am to go and see the ...
Lots to see and do here. San Pedro is a small town in the middle of the desert but it's like and oasis. Surrounded by green until you move just a few meters out then it's rock, sand and further out salt lakes, geysers, volcanos and hot springs. The town is very chilled, with a hippy vibe, all built around tourism but not in a bad ...
... stretch my knee out. After some hysterical laughter and my new nickname of 'hobbles' we have boarded the plane and now sit at the very front enjoying the fact no one can lean back and be a space invader. Being the first to get off the plane was an interesting experience, however, we quickly found a cab, had some hotel dinner (spaghetti bolognese for me as it had been a tough day) and hit the hay. Buenos nanchoes and here's to hoping my knee recovers by tomorrow!! ...
... this was still really fun, as Dennis and I held hands and war-cried en route to the bottom. After walking along the valley floor for a bit, we met up with our van and headed out to Valle de la Luna, named for its crater-filled lunar landscape. We walked the length of the valley in the waning sun, then hopped back in the van to drive high above both valleys for a spectacular sunset that turned the mountains and valleys brilliant oranges, pinks and purples. ...