Wednesday, March 31, 2010

San Pedro de Atacama

We spent a couple of nights in the quaint desert town of San Pedro de Atacama.  The center of town is packed with restaurants and shops.  In the central square, giant trees protect a scattering of benches from the harsh desert sun.

...but literally a two minutes walk from the center is complete nothingness; desert for as far as the eye can see.  This is the view out the front door of our hostel, on the top left you can see the Licancabur volcano.

1 comment:

  1. San Pedro was my favorite spot in Chile, I thought it was the coolest place i've ever been- but I'm a little worried about your hostel. Were there mangy cats creeping around, dust everywhere and did the computer from 1995 not work? I think I may know your hostel.