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The Desert

November 8th 2006
On November 2 we left for a trip to the Atacama Desert. The Atacama Desert is one of the deserts along the Tropic of Capricorn (along with Australia’s and Africa’s deserts), but it is the driest desert in the world. It only gets 1-2 inches per year. After our trip to La Serena, we decided no more overnight buses. The bus ride from Vina del Mar to the Atacama is over 20 hours!! Not wanti ... read more
South America » Chile » Antofagasta Region » San Pedro de Atacama

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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