La Serena to San Pedro
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Decided from there to go to San Pedro de Atacama. A desert town where there are loads of treks. Managed to get a bus with Julian who had stayed in Casa Maria too and we met Melanie so the three of us headed up to San Pedro. What a place!! It was a really small little town that had loads of really nice cafes and bars and tour companys! The roads were all dust roads and we were surrounded by desert. I half expected Jabba the Hut to appear dragging Princess Leah around with him.
I did two day trips from here one to El Tatio geysers and the other to Valle de la Luna
The next night we all did the Valle de la Luna where you go to watch the sunset. Started out doing a walk above the Death Valley. This valley used to be called something else but was renamed. Our guide told us that it was so that tourists would be interested in seeing it! We then ran (or rather I walked) down the sand dunes to get to the bus for the sunset. Walked up the Valle and sat eating "Kuky" biscuits (very nice) with Melanie and we watched the sun go down. Very beautiful.
Ended the day with a nice meal and a chilean wine at Cafe Adobe in San Pedro. Got up early the next morning and left Melanie and Julian fast asleep in the room (lucky them!!) to head off to my Salar de Uyuni trip.