Sunday, January 20, 2008

We're in San Pedro de la Atacama

After a 17 hour bus ride, we have made it to the Northern most point of our trip, San Pedro de la Atacama. The "Atacama" is the driest desert in world! Although, to be honest, I'm not that blown away by the dryness just yet.

The highlight of the bus ride was playing some mad boggle on the last leg (Jessica remains undefeated). The lowlight was the poop smell that engulfed us everytime another wayward passenger decided to venture into the unknown of the bus urinal. I personally made it all 17 hours with no potty breaks! Go blue!

Tomorrow we're getting up at FOUR AM to check out these geysers and hot springs and then doing a sunset trip to this famous valley area in the desert. The NEXT day we're going to Bolivia on a lake tour! That means I get one step closer to Jessica in terms of countries visited (proportionally, at least)

The Internet connection sucks here so no photos today! Hopefully in our next city! We'll be here for three nights, then off to Bahia Inglesa.


Alex said...

I had a sneaking suspicion you would revive this blog with your Chile trip.. awesome pics, keep them coming :)

Jon said...

> 17 hours

Dude, you're a camel! :-)

Were there no stops along the way during those 17 hours where you could get off the bus for a few minutes somewhere and do your business off-site?

Also, just out of curiosity, is there travel by rail available in Chile? I remember that most of the major north-south travel that Missy and I did while we were in Thailand was by rail. It was pretty comfortable; the benches folded down into beds for the overnight part of the trip. I guess travel by bus might be more economical, though, if both alternatives are available?

Keep posting photos, and stay safe! :-)