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Sunset across the Valley of the Moon and the Atacama Desert (1)  
   

Sunset across the Valley of the Moon and the Atacama Desert (1)

San Pedro De Atacama - Lunar Landscapes and Swimming at 4,000 Metres

April 16th 2014
By the time of my departure from Salta I had begun to take long bus journeys for granted. At worst they were an enervating, necessary evil. At best they were comfortable, an excuse to switch off and read. I had no reason to amend this assessment ahead of the journey from Salta to San Pedro De Atacama (San Pedro). We left Salta in darkness at 7 am and for the first few hours followed the same rou ... 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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