Valley of the moon
San Pedro de Atacama Travel Blog› entry 11 of 129 › view all entries
Well the bubble had to burst some time. I had trouble sleeping during the night and woke up with a major cold. Had a big breakfast and then went into town. Museum was interesting. ATM was out of money so had to go to a moneychanger; nasty little man. I know they’re robbers anyway, but this one tried to give me half the money that was due to me. Needed suntan crème but the pharmacy had closed for lunch. Went down early to the tour office and found everyone but me on the bus. My watch said 2:09, but the time was actually 2:40ish, no time to buy crème or a snack. So much for buying a cheap watch to travel with. They gave me a couple of minutes to buy water.
I saw some ominous signs yesterday when the guy in the office wasn’t at all helpful when I asked if he could change 20.
So I saw the valley of the moon, but not much else and felt pretty crook all arvo. Now having another lovely dinner at Altiplanico while I type this. Tomorrow around 9am Fremen Tours picks me up for a four day tour through to Uyuni, Bolivia.
You probably won’t hear from me for a while as the Tayka hotels where I’ll be staying the next three nights (and they’re the luxury ones), only have power from 4pm until 10pm, so not expecting any internet there. Next post should be from Uyuni 20/21 May.