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Provincia de El Loa

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  • Ich durchkämme die Wüste - mit dem Mountainbike.

    Atacama war definitiv ein Höhepunkt, ich bin sehr froh, dass ich hier dich noch hin gefahren bin! Und das Wetter soll jetzt schlechter werden, also Gewitter nicht mehr nur am Nachmittag / Abend - Zeit abzureißen!

  • ... immer noch drisselig. Ich musste aber auch um 4 Uhr aufstehen und alles übereinander anziehen, es ich mit habe - hat sich gelohnt!
    Die lange Unterhose muss jetzt aber schnell wieder weg 😌

  • Um 4.30 ging es los um die Geysire in Tatio aktiv zu erleben. Diese liegen auf 4280 m und so früh morgens ist es sehr kalt. Aber es hat sich gelohnt und ein Fussbad im heiss-warmen Wasser hat mich wieder aufgewärmt. Auf der Weiterfahrt gab es jede Menge Tiere zu sehen: Vicuñas, Lamas, Vizcachas - eine Mischung zwischen Hase und Chinchilla, Enten und tatsächlich Flamingos. Ich war echt erstaunt, über so viel Leben in dieser kargen Natur.

    It was an early start at 4.30 to see the geysersin El Tatio active. They are located on 4280 m and it was freezing that early in the morning. It was worth it and I could war up bathing my feet in the hot water. On the way back we saw a lot of animals: Vicuñas, Lamas, Vizcachas - a mix between rabbit and chinchilla, ducks and yes Flamingos. I was really surprised that there is so much life in this scarce nature.
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  • The airport where we catched the airplane to Santiago de Chile was in a town called Calama.

    That's why we decided to stay one night there even though there wasn't much to see. But we booked a nice hotel with swimmingpool so one day relaxing was our purpose right until we found a shoppingcenter... After more than two months of seeing stores with just local gifts & clothes we were in paradise! We spent almost half a day in there and after Chrigi bought a winterjacket for only 50$, we finally could enjoy a few hours at the swimmingpool.Read more

  • Our first stop in Chile was the lovely town San Pedro de Atacama. This town is supposed to be a holiday place for Chilenes. Exactly at the weekend when we stayed there was unfortunately a public holiday in Chile, so every hostel was fully booked and the prices were insane. We neither couldn't find a cheap hotel nor couldn't book a flight or bus to escape.

    But one good thing was, that we could finally buy good wine! 🍷In San Pedro de Atacama there were plenty of good restaurants, the food was great and we discovered another good beer brand called "Kunstmann".

    But of course - we didn't only drink & eat, we also did some great tours: There was the Rainbow Valley, the Moon Valley and we were also taught about the universe and its stars.

    After a few days we could finally book a flight to Santiago de Chile. (Ok we have to correct this statement: actually WE weren't able to book it by our own because the internet was to slow in the whole town... Fortunately our friend Reto which we went to visit in Santiago de Chile helped us along. Thank you!)
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  • Gritty, dusty, crusty, dry, windy, and cracked. The Altiplano of Atacama is a weird and interesting place. It sits at 2400m (8000 feet) and is surrounded by volcanos, some still active. The landscape is filled with strange rock and dirt formations that have maintained their odd shapes and stature solely due to the fact that this place only receives 15mm of rain per year. Plant life is non existent for the most part.Read more

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Provincia de El Loa