Chile
Cerro de la Guacha

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  • Day6

    The devil's throat

    November 12, 2019 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Due to a national strike in Chile on Tuesday, our tour of the day got postponed. Only hearing about this on Monday evening from the operator, we only just managed to rent mountain bikes in the town center so that we could take them out for a spin on Tuesday morning. Besides the bikes, we received some fancy vests and helmets. We planned to leave right after sunrise to avoid the heat in the afternoon. In combination with the heat, the humidity (or lack of) is actually what makes it so tough to adjust to the climate of the Atacama desert. It hovers around 15% and is a killer of our hands, noses and lips. We're going through creme like crazy.

    So after a bit of predictable delay we set off to 'Gargante del Diablo' . It was a gorgeous gorge with an excellent biking trail. It was also deserted, we only came across 2 other bikers on the trail. We took longer than expected, but that had more to with us stopping every 100 meters to take pictures and losing the way at one point, rather than anything to do with our mountain biking skills (we were awesome and did some rad stunts).

    Having lunch back in town we saw quite some footage of protests going on in various cities. Pretty shocking to watch.
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    Lida Schönbeck

    Cool

    11/14/19Reply

    Kind of funny how you had to wear those fluorescent vests and you only ran into two other people. :)

    11/15/19Reply
    Sanne Van de Voort

    That was a mesage from me, by the way, hopefully you can see my name now?

    11/15/19Reply
    Susanne and Machiel

    @Sanne, yeah the vests were a bit precautionary, but you know, safety first 😉

    11/16/19Reply
     
  • Day49

    Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)

    October 19, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Mittlerweile bin ich schon mit dem Flieger in Santiago de Chile gelandet und habe nun Zeit noch meinen 2. Fotoprint hochladen von den 3 Tagen:

    In zwei Tagen fuhren wir 500 km auf schlechten, ja eigentlich auf keinen Strassen, permanent zwischen 4-5000 m ü.M. mit Übernachtung am höchsten Punkt in Ojo de Perdiz. Dort sind wir zwei junge Leute begegnet die an der Reception an der Sauerstofflasche hingen. Der Körper und die Atemwege kamen schon an Grenzen😬🙏🏼. Aber vom feinsten auf dieser Höhe so schön zu essen....
    Und was ich landschaftlich sehen durfte von Lagunen, Flamingos, Vulkane, Windhosen, Geysire, 36 Grad Quellwasser, Gesteine, Farben, Dinosaurier😉 war einmalig.

    3 Tage Abenteuer pur. Wobei die ganze Südamerikareise empfehlenswert ist selbst zu erleben......Ich könnte noch zig Fotos hochladen.
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    Michael Attinger

    De bart isch scheisse 🧐

    10/20/18Reply
    Michael Attinger

    Gnüss d ferie🤗

    10/20/18Reply
    Andrea Kopajtic

    mega was du alles gsehsch und erläbsch 👍... gnüsses witerhin 😃🤗

    10/20/18Reply
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