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Atacama Desert - Day 3

Moon walking

sunny 34 °C
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Well this place continues to impress us. last night we went to the third largest salt flats in the world (Bolivia #1 and Utah #2) to watch the flamingos. WE had a spectacular sunset and a wonderful sundowner (spread of food with beverage selection watching the sunset). We were the only tour company who offered this service. It was a great night.

Back to our hotel and then off early this morning to hike the ridge along death valley (valle de muerto). This was by far our best excursion. It almost compares to our day seeing the blue footed boobies in the Galapogos. The scenery was outstanding. We saw fabulous sand dunes, craters, hoodos and it was shared with 3 other people (our guide and a couple from Brazil who have been on all our hikes). We had a blast moon walking down the sand dune. Wait until we can post the pictures.

We got back to our hotel and had a message from Kim that our travels to Macchu Pichu have been interupted. We had sent her a note earlier asking about the weather and we found out there are floods in the Peru area. So total world travel has done a great job finding us a contingency plan......www.totalworldtravel.com
they are the best agents in the world. We are not sure what we are doing yet, but in case you heard the news, we are safe and won't be travelling to Peru this trip....oh well. must have been in the cards.

We are relaxing in this great desert area and enjoying the scenery. so no worries. Will keep you posted when we know our next destination.

Posted by winmouse 13:58 Archived in Chile

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I was wondering about the flooding in Peru. Din't know what your plans were, but there you go.

by Monica

Thought about you guys as well when we saw the flooding on tv. Happy to hear you are both doing well and avoided the area. Pictures are beautiful. Very cold here.

by Ann Moore

Photos are just amazing. Just catching up as we just got back from Antigue.Hope all is well as we haven't seen a post since the 26th. I have numerious things I need to talk about with you and Darwin.Talk with you soon. Keep enjoying and keep us posted.

by Doug & Pat

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