When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are several countries that check off these boxes. Naturally, the larger … more »
Welcome to the driest place on earth!
The Atacama desert is the driest place on earth. Scientists from NASA studied it before the US led Mars mission as the climate is supposed to be quite similar to the red planet. What’s more, there are few deserts with such dramatic landscapes as this. Sun scorched earth with cracks … more »
Would you like some salt with that?
Welcome to Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. At a breathtaking altitude of 3600m on average (that is almost 12,000 ft!), it’s a wonder that this place is also one of the FLATTEST PLACES ON EARTH! Uyuni is so very flat that satellites use it to calibrate their terrain sensitivity. … more »
The dunes in the Atacama
During a tour around the Atacama desert we stopped at this massive fluffy dune. The sand was so soft that it got in our shoes. The Atacama desert is dry. So dry that it carries the title ‘Driest place on earth’. Your skin will crack, your nose might bleed, but … more »
The dry road that leads nowhere..
In the middle of the Atacama, the only thing that the wind can rustle, is the texture of the sands. Welcome to the desert!
The Atacama Milky Way!
The Atacama desert is one of the best places for star gazing. Step out at night and you’ll find yourself confronted with infinite diamonds in the sky. I used to think that I was good at spotting constellations. Well, not anymore! The sheer number of stars confounds me! This is … more »
Licancabur – As seen from San Pedro de Atacama
This is the Licancabur volcano, visible from all over the town of San Pedro de Atacama. The volcano’s last eruption date is unknown however there are some interesting stories behind the history of this mountain. Part of the volcano lies in Bolivia and the summit lies in Chile. There is … more »
On the way to San Pedro de Atacama
Welcome to the Atacama Desert! The driest place on planet earth. The environment is totally inhospitable but the views are mesmerizing! The desert air is so dry that your lips get chapped the moment you step out into it. However, the combination of vast barren desert and snow covered Andean … more »