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It used to be an island when this was a sea

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Flocks of llamas ( pronounced yamas )

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Vicuñas- of the llama family but they live in the wild while llamas are domesticated

 

 

 

Picnic in the desert and some unexpected visitors

 

Stone tree and stone condor 😊 Or so they say……

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Laguna Colorada and its flamingoes

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Some red algae gives it its name (colorada)- it’s the food the flamingoes feed off.

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It was cold

 

Live volcano spewing smoke

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Other worldly landscape at the geisers

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The mud was boiling

 

And last before heading for the Chilean border…. the hot springs – at 7 am and after a poor night sleep, I wasn’t in the mood for a swim.

 

 

 

And last step….. San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)

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Amazing UFO clouds
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San Pedro de Atacama – view from the hostel

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