Published: May 13th 2006May 13th 2006
We´re now in San Pedro de Atacama. It´s like an oasis in a desert, a little touristy town in a vast dry desert and salt plain area. Visited Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) and Geysers El Tatio. The terrain in Valle de la Luna is supposed to be similar to Mars wor. Suppose to catch sunset there, but in the end, we caught the full moon rising instead. Think it´s more appropriate since it´s called the Moon Valley. For the geysers, we had to wake up at 3.30am. It was freezing cold at -10degree. And worst, we have to combat the high altitude at 4,320 m.a.s.l. Managed to survive that though I felt breathless and stomach churning occassionally. But poor OSM, puke again.
Will be going to Uyuni, Bolivia on a 3 days 4 WD trip tomorrow. Very excited about being able to visit Bolivia, after hearing so much from other travellers. Will have many photo opportunities. But at the same time, very worried about the high altitude in Bolivia. Keeping my fingers crossed now!
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