San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama Travel Blog› entry 74 of 92 › view all entries
Nobody expects to be accosted by a clown when sitting in a restaurat waiting for the meal to arrive. A group of awful local musicians playing predictable traditional music - sure, just tell them ín English, with a smile, that they are ´dreadful´, watch them not understand the ´compliment´and then claim not to have any change. But a clown, as I found, is slightly different.
Nobody I know likes clowns, understands them even, they are sinister evil creatures led in their underground sect by the arch-capitalist Ronald MacDonald. Don´t get me wrong, I´m not afraid of them (incidently the episode of Trisha where she forces another of her victims to confront their fear of clowns is one of my favourites), I just disklike their idiocy.
(Apart from this unfortunate incident, San Pedro is a nice enough place as demonstrated by the photos, but very very expensive compared to ´cheap as chips´ Bolivia).