Monthly Archives: May 2012

Last Day in Santiago

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Day Three in Atacama Desert: El Tatio Geisers and A Local Village

The Tatio Geisers are located at an altitude of 4,300 meter (14,190 feet). The geothermal field has close links to the volcanic activity in the zone and consists of huge steam columns which reach heights of 12mts/almost 40 ft. We got … Continue reading

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Day Two in Atacama Desert: Lagoon Cejas

The morning tour was exhausting, so the lunch tasted extra delicious. In the afternoon we head to lagoon Cejas. Pure and transparent water, but, salt water! Just like the Dead Sea, though the lagoon is deep, you are always floating!

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Day Two in Atacama Desert: Salt Canyon

When we walked down from Moon Valley, our tour guide took us for a short side trip to Salt Canyon. Amazing various sale formations. And at some point of the canyon, one can even hear the cracks of the salt.

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Day Two in Atacama Desert: Lookout Point, Death Valley, and Moon Valley

The second day at Atacama desert is packed: We visited Death Valley, Moon Valley, Salt Canyon, and Salt Lagoon called “Laguna Cejas”. Our first stop is the lookout point for the entire salt valley. From there one can view the … Continue reading

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Day One in Atacama Desert

Q: Where is the driest place on earth? A: Atacama Desert in Chile. It took almost two hours to fly from Santiago to Calama. Then the driver sent by Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa spent another hour and half to … Continue reading

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Funicular in Valparaíso, Chile

According to Wikipedia, a funicular is also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway. It is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope; the … Continue reading

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