Friday Photo: Shadows in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is, to me, one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Snow-topped Andean peaks, vast sandy plains, mirror-like salt pools, one of the best spots in the world for stargazing. But it is one of those mysterious places which is somehow more than the...

Stargazing in the Atacama Desert

I’ve had travels far and wide, but this is the most Starry-Eyed of them all… The night was pitch black and freezing cold. We huddled in a semicircle, stamping our feet and hugging ourselves to try and stay warm, shivering even beneath our thick layers of...

Cycling in the Atacama Desert

The feeling was one of incredible freedom and tantalizing adventure. Sure, the tours had been good, the guides informative and the fellow tourists friendly, but being out here, just two of us on bikes, surrounded by mountains of orange rock, the desert took on an even...
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