Monthly Archives: January 2015

Chile, Atacama Grande

We arrived late in Antofagasta on the coast after experiencing our first taste of the real Atacama desert. Another large city! We went just north to Juan Lopez, a small coastal resort, to look for a place to stay. Arriving … Continue reading

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Chile, The Atacama Chico

The region north of Santiago is known as the Atacama Chico which literally means the Small Atacama, not quite true desert yet but more like Namaqualand in summer. We left Santiago late so stayed overnight in a truck stop again. … Continue reading

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Chile: The Central Valley

We were longing for the sea again and detoured to Conception on our way to the Central Valley. Quite frankly it was a total waste of time. With roadworks the whole way from Ruta 5 to Conception and lots of … Continue reading

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