San Pedro de Atacama.

February 2011.

We spend a few nights near San Pedro, with a wonderful view over the Licancabour, enjoying good temperatures.

Children update their roadbooks, and we do school.

They have no holidays, no weekends and whenever possible we do it, except when the weather is too bad.

The Salar of Atacama is a great salt plain.

We bathe in a laguna of water saturated with salt.

What an incredible feeling to float like a cork !

Children, a little wary at first, do not want to leave.

Once dry, we are literally transformed into pillars of salt.

A few miles away, we discover the "eyes of the Salar", two freshwater lagunas in the middle of a desert of salt.

What a strange phenomenon !

The children, who dreamed of a ride on horseback, are all excited.

This is a good means of transportation to explore the oasis and its surroundings.

Children are doing very well.

But after two hours, Beatrix is getting tired and ends on the horse of Matthieu.

As for Charlotte, riding a horse for the first time in her life, she is very proud of not falling down, but nevertheless she swears never to do it again !

All this events made us hungry and we take an ice cream in the restaurant of Valerie.

We find Mark, Laura and the girls who just arrived in San Pedro.

Before leaving Chile and on the good advice of Valerie, we pass by a very small store, selling only imported products.

We rebuild our stock of Dijon mustard and other delicacies rather difficult to find.

When quiting Chile, we meet at the border Philippe and Rosy, two Swiss, who have just crossed the Bolivian altiplano by bike.


We stop a few miles away to dig up our treasures.

Everything is there, and we are very proud of our trick!

Here is the majestic volcano Licancabur which stands as the guardian of the Bolivian Altiplano.

Off we go for the great adventure!

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