San Pedro de Atacama

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San Pedro de Atacama, on the Chilean-Bolivian border.

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The white-washed adobe cathedral.

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Crazy party in the desert!

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Cocktail with pisco and coa leaves, a traditional remedy for soroche (altitude sickness) and fatigue.

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Towering volcano Licancabur looms to the east.

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Exploring one of San Pedro’s many cave formations.

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Friendly Chilean smile.

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Following the light.

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Blue sky, red rock.

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Looking out over the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon).

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Blistering desert sun.

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The municipal government arranged a dance presentation in the village square.

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The cueca, Chile’s national dance.

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Chilean girls.

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Poem by Antonio Heerlein: “He Who Sings Doesn’t Die”

 

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