Friday Lens Affair #165

El Tatio Road, Chile

Today I’m featuring a picture taken on “El Tatio Road” by Ana Pimenta from Konigi Blog. Konigi means “share” in the universal language of Esperanto.

I chose this picture because I myself been in Chile very shortly and really missed a lot of beautiful sites. I guess there is only one thing that can be done about it, I need to visit again very soon!

Ana Pimenta and Joao Alexandre are a Portuguese couple living abroad since 2013. They lived in Spain, Ireland and they are currently driving across South America since January this year. Do follow their adventure on Facebook and Instagram.

Photo Story: El Tatio Road

This photo was taken after more than 4 months driving across Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. Expectations were high when we crossed (again!) the border from Argentina to Chile. After all, Atacama is the driest place on Earth, the oldest desert on the Planet and it is used to test instruments for future Mars missions – what can someone expect from a place with all these hits?

The Atacama didn’t disappoint us and one of our favourite places was to drive this road: from the El Tatio geysers to San Pedro de Atacama town. A mix of desert, mountains and wildlife. And the best part?

We were the only ones driving it, the only ones crossing this beautiful landscape. All the tours were already gone and they left the place incredibly lonely. Just for us. So after exploring the geysers of El Tatio for more than two hours without other tourists, we still had to drive this road.

Another highlight of this trip where we saw absolutely gorgeous landscapes! Volcanoes, mountains, green fields, lakes, salt flats… and on top of that: vicuñas, flamingos, ducks and other birds!

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4 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #165

  1. Rosemarie Driscoll

    I love the picturesque vibe of the photo, a desolate land filled with adventure!

  2. Such a beautiful photo and back-story to it! There is always so much more to a place than meets the eye! Love this post xx

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