chile

Once again my plans have changed and I´m now in a country I never really planned on visiting - specifically the place I'm right now. But after speaking to other travellers, I was told it was a place of real beauty and there was a lot to offer in terms of outdoor activities. So, I´ve started my  trip to Chile in San Pedro de Atacama, and from here hopefully I'll make my way to  Bolivia, but plans may change again....

6 day trek through torres del paine    (submitted on 9 November 2009 08:22)
6 day trek through torres del paine

At 8am on the 27th of Octrober we boarded our bus to Puerto Natales in the Chilean Patagonian region and about 6 hours later we rolled into Puerto Natales, a small village on the banks of the Seno Ultima Esperanza. We had planned on staying in a hostel pointed out in the guide book, but fortunately it was full and we were directed to another hostel - Hostel Pauletta.....read more >>

 
salt lakes of san pedro de atacama    (submitted on 22 May 2009 12:37)
salt lakes of san pedro de atacama

Yesterday afternoon I joined an excursion out to the salt lagoons in the Atacama desert. The main lagoon we went to is called Laguna Ceja - which I think means the Blind Lagoon - but I have to confirm this as our guide didn't really speak any English. It's consistency is 85% salt which they say is saltier than the dead sea. The guide also says the depth is unknown because they can't get equipment down there to measure it. ....read more >>

 
san pedro de atacama - sandboarding    (submitted on 21 May 2009 10:07)
san pedro de atacama - sandboarding

I've decided to have another go at the sandboarding, this time during the day, with propper boards and no booze behind me. What an experience, although 30 degree heat sweats and sand don't really mix. The cold beer at the end while watching the sunset was perfect for ending the session. The day started in somewhat of a surreal way....read more >>

 
welcome to chile    (submitted on 19 May 2009 19:49)
welcome to chile

This morning, once again I barely managed to get to my bus on time. I'm getting good at these last minute situations. Destination was San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile, on the edge of the Atacama desert. The bus ride was full of canyon scenery, yet different from what I experienced in Cafayate. This was a lot more desert like and in some places looked like a different planet.....read more >>