We must hold the record for the longest stay in San Pedro ever, but after watching others come and go finally our time has come! The hole in the tooth is filled with infection busting wading, the gum sprayed with antiseptic stuff, antibiotic course nearly finished and antiseptic lozengers in the pocket. Marie must have … More Finally – Adios San Pedro!
We had planned to only spend 4 days in San Pedro, but on the second night Marie developed toothache which by the third night made signs of swelling (although this was probably contained by the freezing cold temperatures at night and our room being like an ice box). My self diagnosis was a dental infection … More Desert dentists – not one for the squeamish
The journey to San Pedro was an 11 hour bus to Calama then another 2 hour bus. For the first time two other gringos got on our Calama bus (god knows where, it was sometime in the middle of the night). Of course they were also heading to San Pedro so we teamed up in … More San Pedro – An oasis in the desert
The 11 hour bus journey to get to here seemed to fly by, we’re obviously getting good at this bus malarkey. Just as well really as we’ll be on a fair few more yet! Copiapo is surrounded by big mountains on all sides and has a dry desert feel to it. It’s a relative sized … More Copiapo
Having arrived at Vina del Mar unexpectedly we remained optimistic and decided to suss out some digs and base ourselves here. A tout approached us at the bus station and in my usual pessimistic style I (Emma) believed we were going to get ripped off but accommodation was on offer so we decided that we … More Vina del Mar & Valparaiso