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Chile -
San Pedro de Atacama  

Carnet of Pollux and Titus

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July 2005



Crossing the border do not change the landscape. We keep the same kind of fauna and flora...

...with a first night in Chile near the great volcano Ollague which will smoke all night...
There are some train between Chile and Bolivia, mainly to carry the salt from the Salar de Uyuni.


Near Calama, there is the biggest copper mine in the world. The trucks are proportional to the size of the mine
                                                           Titus toy in front of a truck wreck
La Gazelle is ridiculous in front of those monsters

  to carry the back of the truck use
                                                           3 lanes on the highway

San Pedro de Atacama (2350m) :
              wonderful village, very near Bolivia, Salar de Atacama...

on the way to "valle de la muerte"
              with the lack of snow, we use the local slopes... the sand with the sand boards !!

play ground of the afternoon
the ascend are long and the surfs heavy !!!
Titus, who do not surf, stop first to climb. He throws his truck which roll in the slope and follows it rapidly
view from the top                                          view from the bottom

panorama from the top of the sand dune
                ready to go !!!

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Moon valley
  cellar of a restaurant

After the Salar de Uyuni, the Atacama's one is not interesting. It looks like a mines' field...
  petrol station near the salar de Atacama


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