It’s 365 days since we stepped out of our empty London home onto the early morning streets of Peckham and made our way to Rio. Twelve months and twelve countries later, we’re in Mexico with no … [Read more...]
Our time in Chile was brief but full of adventure. From glimpsing Saturn to trying out sandboarding, San Pedro de Atacama was a town that took us by surprise. Next time we hope to get to Patagonia. Here are some stories from our time there.
San Pedro de Atacama is surrounded by surreal, other-worldy landscapes. In one direction, you can head towards Bolivia's salt flats and a land of coloured lagoons and striped volcanoes. Travel to … [Read more...]
This time last year, our journey was still a dream. I had another couple of months at work, we needed to find tenants for our house and the number 2012 was still synonymous with the Olympics. Now, … [Read more...]
There was something familiar about San Pedro de Atacama from the moment we arrived. We struggled to put our fingers on it until suddenly it became clear: the oasis in the middle of the desert was a … [Read more...]
We journeyed to San Pedro de Atacama partly in search of its promised cosmic vistas of our local neighbourhood galaxy. One night we took a guided 'star tour' out of the town to gaze through a dozen … [Read more...]
Sandboarding in San Pedro de Atacama is one of the most popular activities in Chile's oasis in the desert. I wasn't keen – my co-ordination is abysmal and I've never done anything like it before, but … [Read more...]