On the Way to Chile

Our group set off easily before dawn today, as we had shared a dorm, and a third of the travellers had vomited or fainted through the restless night due to altitude sickness. I was fine even though we drove up to 4900 metres this morning.

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On the way to the border post, a tiny shack in the windy desert, we passed colourful, mineral rich mountains and lagoons.

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Bubbling mud pools surrounded geysers.

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Some soaked in the hot springs on the edge of a flamingo filled lake, but at -5 degrees, I was not tempted.

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