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Caldera > Socos, 525km > Santiago – A few days in Santiago

Two days of more desert and coast.   We actually came across some trees as we got nearer to Santiago and they were worthy of comment, been a while since we have seen green. On the way we stayed overnight at a retreat hotel in Termas de Socos, was so peaceful.  Not the best photo […]

San Pedro de Atacama > Antofagasta, 480km > Caldera, 510km

Retraced our steps back to the main road then headed for the coast which was way more scenic than the main road.  We had a late start of 11:30 because our body clocks are still getting used to the 2 hour time difference.  It then took us 3/4hr to get petrol because of a queue, […]

Tacna, Peru > Pozo Almonte, Chile – 334km > San Pedro de Atacama – 443km

Today we crossed into Chile – took about 1 3/4hrs to get through the border and for the first time we had to empty out our panniers and put the bags through an x-ray machine, along with everyone else.  We also had to put our watches forward 2 hours. Its over 2000km to Santiago and […]

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