San Pedro de Atacama

14 May

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We’ve spent the last two days hanging out in San Pedro de Atacama, a cute little Chilean town close to the Bolivian border. Yesterday we went to Laguna Cejar, some swimming holes about 20km outside of the town with a salt concentration of 28%, which means that you float without even trying. You come out and instantly dry with a layer of salt all over your body. Delicious.

We also headed to anther sink hole filled with freezing cold water and then another huge lake that’s only about 5cm deep with a thick layer of salt on the bottom, which means that the reflection kind of makes it look like you’re walking on water.  The sunset there was pretty spectacular with the last light shining on the volcanoes and mountains behind the lake.

This afternoon we’re off to a city called Iquique, which look like the Gold Coast (boooooo) but is supposed to have some good surf. Apparently the swell is going to be 6 or so meters so not sure if Liam will be in there or watching happily from the sidelines with me.

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