ATACAMA - SALAR DE ATACAMA LAGOONS November 26th 2013 Our last excursion in the Atacama Desert was to the salt flats, and some of the lagoons in the area.
Although the first stop was supposed to be for swimming in Laguna Cejar, there are several species of flamingos living there currently, so we went to Laguna Piedra instead to swim.
This turquoise colored swimming hole has seven times the amount of salt that you find in the sea. The result is ... 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