Farewell to Chile March 9th 2011 I am proud to say that we have conquered the Atacama desert with little more than the help of knowledgeable tri lingual guides, big vans with competent drivers, a hotel with a pool, good restaurants, and our own steely determination.
It's a low key day here. We have checked out of the hotel but are camped in the lobby with our luggage catching up on email, writing postcards and Abbey is workin ... read more
South America » Chile » Atacama 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