“sand/salt/ice in ears/shoes/hair, yucky hostel bathrooms, 4:00am wakeups to go on tours, altitude sickness, intense cold and heat in the same day, and the resulting flu = the most amazing and interesting 3 days ever”.
This sums up my experience in the Atacama Desert in Chile, renowned as being the driest desert in the world (the cracked skin on my lips and hands prove it). I spend one last night here before flying back to Santiago, Chile’s capital, tomorrow morning.
Remember when I had to choose between going to Colombia, Ecuador, or Chile using my frequent flier miles?
When I heard about Chile’s Atacama Desert and looked up pictures on Google images, I just knew that I had to visit.
I don’t have time to do a full write-up on my desert stay at the moment, but I will. Soon.
However, in the meantime, I think these pictures speak for themselves.
I love Chile
even though I still don’t understand a darn thing people are saying.