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Sam Climbs The Steep Dunes

Atacama Desert

June 10th 2010
From Iquique, we headed south and east into the great Atacama desert. This marked the halfway point in our trip in both time and distance. We had traveled nearly 3,000 kilometers north from Bariloche to Iquique. The first leg of the second half of the trip took us us east through the desert to the Tourist Mecca of San Pedro de Atacama. We had been wondering if San Pedro would be able to live up to ... read more
South America » Chile » Atacama » Caldera

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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