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127 hours – in San Pedro the Atacama

Posted by on May 20th, 2011 in Chile, Photos, South America | Comments Off on 127 hours – in San Pedro the Atacama

[Not a valid template] It was like that movie, 127 hours. I went biking to the desert with some girls. It was great, there was no one else around. We found some interesting mountains we climbed and admired the views. We found some great caverns to explore. But we couldn’t find an underground lake into which to dive, so we decided to head back and I didn’t have to cut off my hand, which was good. The end. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] I haven’t seen the actual movie, just the trailer, but at least according to that, I’m pretty sure that’s all that happens in the movie. But it really was a great day out. We rented some mountain bikes from our hostel in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, bought lunch (bread, avocados, tomatoes...

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Road trip through the Salar de Uyuni

Posted by on May 12th, 2011 in Bolivia, Photos | Comments Off on Road trip through the Salar de Uyuni

[Not a valid template] On a cold Sunday morning me, the six girls, and our driver boarded our land cruiser, and thus started our road trip to Chile through the Salar de Uyuni (Salt flats of Uyuni). It was time to leave Bolivia behind us, as we said bye bye to civilization (well, relative civilization, there wasn’t wifi anywhere in Uyuni). [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] We heaved our bags on top of the car and climbed inside. First stop, Salt flats of Uyuni, worlds biggest salt flat. This is where your table salt comes from, well probably not, but if you eat any salt in South America, my feet have probably been in it. Big industry here, plenty of trucks being constantly filled with salt. It’s a place that’s hard to...

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Paracas, the bird shit paradise

Posted by on April 18th, 2011 in Peru, Photos, South America | Comments Off on Paracas, the bird shit paradise

[Not a valid template] You can call it white gold; you might export it by the ton and you might had even fought wars over it in the past. But bird shit is still bird shit and it still stinks. But I suppose that is the price you pay for having all those birds around. And there are indeed lot of birds at Islas Ballestas. Pelicans, penguins, different seagulls, and various other birds fill all the islands and the skies. All the islands then having a white coating after all the birds. Besides the birds, you have thousands of South American sea lions basking in the sun on the beaches and on the rocky islands. Seems like a pretty good life to me, swim around a bit, catch some fish and then just lay in the sun rest of...

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Sandboarding in Huacachina, Ica

Posted by on March 23rd, 2011 in Peru, Photos, South America | Comments Off on Sandboarding in Huacachina, Ica

[Not a valid template] I carved down the big dune on my sandboard. Keeping the weight on my back leg I was making sure the tip of the board didn’t dip into the soft sand. It wasn’t quite like riding on powder, but it would have to do. Then I saw someone fall in front of me, and tried carving heavily to the left to avoid him, but the tip of my board caught the sand and I somersaulted head first into the dune, I kept on rolling back to my board and continued riding down. You should had seen it, it was awesome. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] Carrying about a kilo of sand in my clothes and at least half a kilo in my ear (getting sand out of ones ear is a lot...

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