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  • Day57

    South to Salar de Surire

    November 25, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Laguna Chungará is just 5 kms from the border of Bolivia. We managed to inch forward among the trucks and take the right exit to go South. We could see the queue of the trucks going all the way to Bolivia.
    We didn't have a booking for any place for that night amd there were major villages in this region. It was about 5 pm now, so we had about 3 hours of driving before it became too dark. The nearest town where we knew we could definitely find a place to stay was at Colchane, another border town about 200 kms away with the drive all the way through in the altiplano.
    We knew we would be quite late to reach there, so we decided to try staying at one of the Conaf (road and tourism authorities) place near Salar de Surire about 100 kms away. I had read about it in one of the blogs and we also found it on the gps. This would be perfect for us since we had Salar Surire as our next destination in the itinerary, so basically, we could just get up the next morning and drive around the Surire salt plains.
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  • Day57

    Suris and vicuñas

    November 25, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    A few kms on our journey South, we saw Suris, also called Rheas or Ñandú, a flightless bird like the Ostrich. There were heards of Vicuñas also nearby. It seems they seem to enjoy a symbiotic relationship since we had never seen the Rheas without the vicuñas being in the vacinity. The route was quite scenic but we were a bit hungry as well. We had had biscuits and some juice but no proper lunch and it seemed that we might not get dinner as well since we had started late in the morning and wouldn't be able to make it to Colchane as planned.Read more

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