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Trip Start Oct 23, 2009
Trip End Mar 17, 2010

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Sol Naciente

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yesterday during the aperitif at the lake we  met a guide speaking French, in a roots Land Rover, blurring out French music. Starting speaking and he ended up inviting us for a tour around to an Incan fortress and check out other things along the way,. The price is good, guy is fun so we go for it. This morning 10h30 picks us up in the 1964 yellow land rover where the windscreen pulls down and after picking up a chiliean familly we set off along the ancient trade route between the high boliviano altiplano and San Pedro. The Incans used this road and so did the Atacamanians before them and so did the guys before that I think. So first we pass an Antacamanian fortress overlooking the valley, then after crossing quite a few rivers, and about 5km along the road is an Incan fortress also guarding the road.

Not much left but still impressive. Walked through Chulacao canyon which was very impressive aswell.

Got to the end of the road where peteroglyphs are said to be but after climbing up to the top of the moutain and wandering around half an hour we hadnt seen anything. Last but not least a small but refreshing swim in the river where a small waterfall, also known as the 'jacuzzi' by the guide gives a good massage. After this back to San Pedro and in the shade of the cyber, 40 degrees in the shade but aint any shade in the desert. Its hot hot hot and its not going to get any cooler. Off to Salta tomorrow mornign by bus, still the desert but where heading south and it will cool down maybe too much).

Mardi 12 Janvier 2010

Journée Tintin avec David qui a une Jeep datant de 1964.
Depart 10h30 póur aller visiter les régions plus reculées aux alentours de San Pedro ou tres peu de touristes vont.
Nous verrons sur notre chemin des ruines incas (Tambo de Catarpe), marcherons dans la Quebrada Chulacao a la recherche d´Indiana Jones, longerons un rio qui permet d´alimenter la vallée,  verrons une petite église perdue au milieu de nul part construite par un Italien, et enfin nous baignerons dans le Rio.
Une journée bien remplie et riche en images donc (qui peuvent parfois faire penser aux gorges marocaines)!
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