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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – the moon

Going for a star-gazing tour is a highlight of a visit to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. I was about to take a photo of the moon through the telescope when someone bumped my elbow. I like the accidental effect. The Sea of Tranquility, where the Apollo11 landed, can clearly be seen (the middle of […]

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Hiking through the Valle de la Luna in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Valle de la Luna

Valley of the Moon, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Read the accompanying post ‘A desert full of wonders‘ See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina The […]

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Plane views: Atacama desert

The Atacama desert in northern Chile is the driest desert in the world – it’s so dry, even bacteria find it hard to survive here (the place is virtually sterile). I flew over the desert on a flight from Santiago to Calama, a mining town close to the Atacama desert. The views throughout the 1.5 […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Laguna Chaxa

Reflections in the Laguna Chaxa, San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile. Read the accompanying post ‘A desert full of wonders‘

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The Spectacular Bus Ride from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta

‘The Spectacular Bus Ride from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta’ (a page from my Travel Journal) “Hurry, hurry…,” the man said to me, “the bus is leaving in a few minutes”. I was sure I was going to miss my bus to Salta. I arrived at the travel agency, as instructed when I bought […]

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A desert full of wonders – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

A desert full of wonders – San Pedro de Atacama (a page from my Travel Journal) A very good friend of mine persuaded me to visit northern Chile. I was quite hesitant at first because it’s a desert region and I’m not a big fan of deserts! They’re very dry and extremely hot; elements which […]

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