In desert country
Trip Start Jan 12, 2009
53Trip End Apr 02, 2009
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Didn't do much for the remainder of the day - surfed the net a little at a small, cramped, hot internet café with a nice owner, had a glass of cold mango juice at a café next door, bought some groceries, cooked some dinner. San Pedro de Atacama is a small little town in the middle of the desert and looks like the set of a classic Western movie - one-storey adobe buildings, dirt roads, narrow streets, scorching sun...
Tomorrow, a full day tour is in order of I don't know quite what, but it should be exciting. As members of SAE, we got a 15% discount too which is good. We are also still eagerly waiting for Julia and Andy, and wondering when and even where we will meet up...
On another important note, things are so much more expensive in Chile than in Perú! I am still in shock after 3 days! (edit: also, it is much more difficult to do math in your head since $1 USD = 600 Chilean pesos! On the plus side, one kinda feels richer having thousands of pesos in the wallet.)
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