Been busy lately and haven’t had the chance to update my travel notes. It’s been almost a month since I visited the Salt Flats. What an out-of-this world experience. A desert of salt, 10,000 sq.km wide, (and it is salty; I tasted it.) I remember the brightness, whiteness, emptiness of the place. You have to wear sunglasses or you’d go blind. We stayed in a hostel made of salt: the bed, the walls, the chairs, tables, the floor…

salt flats and me

3cars and salt flats

salty...
salty…

pringles salt flats

salt hostel
salt hostel

salt flats at sunset

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After visiting the salt flats, we continued driving toward San Pedro Atacama, Chile, and  passed by lagoons, more desert, geysers, and beautiful snow-capped mountains:

snow capped mountains

car and desert

Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree)
Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree)
Sol de La Mañana geyser
Sol de La Mañana geyser
Geysers
Geysers

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San Pedro de Atacama in Chile was a laid-back, dare I say touristy, but very chill small town. I remember the border crossing in the desert: a small building where we got off the trucks to get our passports stamped, hopping into a bus,then driving past the barrier. And just like that I was in Chile.

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