Today saw the end of my tour of Salar de Uyuni, and surrounding area; it also saw the end of my backwards tour of Bolivia. We made some beautiful stops in the last four hours of the tour, as follows:
Random chance put Tom and Thurid, as well as their tour mates Niklas and Doerthe on the same transfer bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Our intention was to check out a well-recommended hostel called Sonchek, however, a set of very persuasive ladies waiting at the bus drop off point convinced us to consider other options. While we didn’t end up staying at their hostel, it did result in our browsing some of the other options. As a result the five of us are staying at Hostel Corvatsch, which is quite fancy, for 8000 Chilean pesos a night. And the wifi rocks! Woot! I admit I’m pretty pumped to be back in Chile again. It is a psychological relief to be out of the overwhelming, pervasive poverty of Bolivia.
Making decisions with cinqo personnes is mui difficile y lente, but eventually we mastered the recalcitrant repas, and boy did we do it well:
And look what Tom found while reading the newspaper:
Desierto Florida: proof that it’s happening THIS year!
I was hoping, since I read about it in my Eyewitness Chili book, and was pretty sure, since Eli had mentioned it. But here is proof! I’ll figure out how to stop in that area for a day on my way to Santiago. ..somehow.