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The Atacama

The Atacama part 1 (La Serena - Antofagasta)

May 4th 2011
After leaving La Serena we reached the Atacama desert region where the vegetation dissapears altogether and there's just sand and rock for hundreds of kilometers. The first 3 days from La Serena took us to Copiapo and were still pretty well populated so we didn't have to carry too much food and water. After leaving Copiapo we began the proper desert part, which was a 570km ride to Antofaga ... read more
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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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