Good morning everyone. Today you’ll notice I’m not traveling with Audrey or my parents.
Yesterday we did a marathon session of 13 hours of tours. So understandably they are
back at home resting. But today I’m going to go out and show some different areas in
and around San Pedro de Atacama. And these are different from what we did before. We’re
going to be focusing on lagoons and the altiplano and we’re also going to be visiting a Salt
Flat. So lots of cool stuff planned for today.
Something else I’ve really enjoyed about the tours here is the fact they’ve all left really
early in the morning. That’s been awesome for photography because of the nice soft light
in the morning and also great for spotting wildlife.
饱啦 早餐太棒了 肚子里都塞不下了 今天的早餐有煎蛋卷
Ah, estoy llena. Breakfast was awesome. I’m totally stuffed. Today we had omelettes and
we also had bread and we had Carlitos again so it was a really good meal and now we’re
ready to move on.
这两天我们出行选择的交通工具都是Grado diez – Grado 10
On both days of our tour we decided to go with a company called Grado diez – Grado 10.
And I thought I’d share the thought process behind that.
So number one the vehicles are a lot bigger than the typical ones plying these roads.
A lot of the vehicles that you’ll see on these tours are little minivans and they tend to
have problems sometimes on these off-roads. So taking a big truck was really good. And
the other reason we decided to go with this company too was because of the awesome windows
on this vehicle. This is like a safari truck so you know the tour cost a little bit more
and we did get a few extra things. Like we had a really nice breakfast, we had on the
第一天我们吃了薄煎饼 非常美味的果汁 咖啡 面包 今天又吃了煎蛋卷
first day we had pancakes, we had really nice juice, coffee, bread. And today we had omelets.
I’ve noticed on other cheaper tours you get a lot more of a simple breakfast. It is just
一般就只是面包 或者加点果汁 没有其他的了对我们来说这样的选择还是挺好的
like bread and maybe juice and that is it. So this was a really good choice for us. It
只需要多花一点钱 但能换来额外的舒适 其实很值得
cost a little bit more but you know sometimes the extra comfort is worth paying for.
Next up is the flamingo reserve. Time to go spot some flamingos.
Something about the tour today to really keep in mind is that the elevation does go above
4000 meters above sea level. So that means that altitude sickness can be an issue and
also getting a sunburn is very common in this type of weather because you’re up so high,
so you really really need to slather on that sunscreen.
Alright, so that marks the end of the tour. The highlight was definitely the flamingo
reserve and the salt flats.