Thursday, 28.08.2003 20 o'clock:
Actually I have at all still no happyness, on the forthcoming trip to San Pedro de Atacama. A
little desireless I begin, mean backpack to pack. Wild... which one carries forward there so? After one hour then also am I and go sleeping. I am nevertheless fetched on Friday very early.
the machine rolls to the Flight. It goes loosely. The
airplane has additionally still 2 grades on board, which are very loud. Still no holiday mood. Only, when I look to hours from the window after 1 ½ and see this wonderful desert landscape, little
holiday mood arises. In addition, only a little.
After a scarce hour of drive, we arrive at San Pedro de Atacama. The place is small and consists only of sand ways. Slowly holiday mood comes. We keep still short with the travel agency to deliver and the routes plan over the Voucher and already continue to
go it also into the hotel. There everything is clarified. Unfortunately we can refer the rooms only at 14 o'clock. Thus I still another little do not explore the place give much it to see there.
There is the Plaza and a church. Well, I think... and went back to the hotel. On the way I bought still another poncho in one of the innumerable small shops. Really beautifully. At the "main
street" is a tavern. Outside I am addressed whether I do not want to eat or drink something. I do not want however. I have vacation and want to relax.
It is so far. I may refer my room. I got the number 7. Apart from the 13 my favourite number. Well, if which one does not have to mean anything! It has... The room is very beautiful. With 2 beds and an extra sofa. I ordered a single room nevertheless.
Well... is not also further wild. In the bathroom I discover a sticker of the NDR with Antje above in the corner. Am I at home?
We arrive in the Valle de la Luna. Before us is an
enormous dune. Actually it does not look at all so largely. But with the climbing one already notices it. After the first station I make stop and sit down on a small rock. The others lift-off still the
remainder. Together with hundreds other tourists. No, which I must not have. Between so many people stand and the sunset look at. No thanks, as romantic. I remain on my rock and do not regard the play not from next proximity. Nevertheless it is very moving. Primarily the silence pleases me. Until I see the colors. The more the sun goes down, the more multicolored becomes everything. The rock shine in all possible red tones and become gradually green and blue. Thus are enough, until the sun disappeared perfectly. Simply class...
I arrive in the hotel. The day was simply class. Dead
tired case I into my bed and reads still another little. On Saturday it should also continue.
I am fetched from the Tourguide. A young man named
Guillermo. He speaks very well German. The today's group looks a little differently. We are 7 Americans, 2 Malaysianerinnen, 1 Spaniard
and I. Guillermo gives itself very much trouble. He explains everything on 3 languages. That is a very good training for me. Our first stop is Toconao. There we can go walking little. That does also
completely well, because so we can get accustomed already once to the height. San Pedro lies on approx.. 2400 m. Guillermo shows us different plant types and tells us very much about Lamas, Alpacas and
sheep. Interesting to know...
Unfortunately we had to drive further. I wanted no
longer away. Meanwhile we arrived to the Laguna Tuyajto. It looks like an oversize Swimmingpool. The water is light blue to white. It is not a normal lagoon. With this lagoon it concerns a salt lagoon. The soil is from salt and lime. Thus the water works so brightly. It dazzles already nearly in the eyes. The wind becomes stronger, so that I mean myself pulli again tighten must (the same from yesterday). The mountains and volcanos do not have any longer completely so much snow. They look, as painted. In many different colors.
We drive on. It goes to the last point of our trip. To the Salar de Atacama. The Laguna Chaxo. An enormous salt desert.Center in it a few flamingo stands and between them runs for tourists
long. Nevertheless it is impressing. Guillermo means, I am to wait, thus he to me the thing with the flamingos (why those pink are) also for German explain can. Well, I understood the English version
already very well and then also still the Spanish version. In addition I before already knew that. Nevertheless I wait. I said also, honestly, no desire, walk. But I got still information over the
Inka time and the volcanos. Guillermo is very nice. I like it.
I am tired, but I sit down nevertheless a little on the Plaza. However already because of the headache. I smoke still another cigarette and suddenly stand for Guillermo before me. I legend it that it is to visit me, if it comes to Santiago. It is pleased and says that we will still times see ourselves before.
I go sleeping.
I am fetched. It goes to the Tatio tatio-Geysirs. Completely tiredly I fall asleep in the car. I do not receive, who in our group is.
It continues to go to the thermal baths. The people
spiders. Those go nevertheless actually bathing. Surely the water has 27°C. But that is nevertheless no reason. The two Americans are by the way totally nice. They asked me whether I can translate
them, which the driver said. Hui... that even folded. Well, the most important information.
After a very beautiful and partly also sleepy travel am I again in the hotel. Am I sleeping to go? No, but I am not tiredly enough. I set myself after for few outside on the terrace.
It becomes me a little too hot in the sun and I states that I got a sun fire. Thus I go to the Feria opposite. There very beautiful handmade things are sold. I slam shut and buy 2 caps. Simply class. Afterwards I make still another small walk. I am addressed by a man. A Chilene. He is very nice. We go still another one while. After a half hour approximately the disappointment comes. As I it legend that I work at the embassy, want it a visa of me. I legend no, and go.
The sun is away and it becomes cold. He asks me whether we in the evening still which drinking and eating want. Clearly, there legend I not no. I nevertheless find it beautiful to talk with it.
3 musicians come into the tavern. They make very
beautiful music. We buy both to CD. I can not differently and ask the musicians whether they can mark me the CD. Nevertheless a beautiful memory is, to a very beautiful short vacation. They are very nice and we converses certainly still another one hour with them.
Monday, 01.09.2003 0:15 o'clock:
We arrive in the La Casona. Err. The bar is outside. Humans dance to the music around the fire and all this under clear starlit sky.
After long back and forth we land on a birthday party. Outside. All laugh, dance and sing. In the garden a barrow with fire is located. Err. Meanwhile the man of the bank and I came us a little
more near. We kiss ourselves. It is simply wonderful.
Nevertheless are we us united that it will be only for these one night. I nevertheless fly today also back to Santiago.
He goes back into the youth hostel. I go to me under the shower, seize the clothes from yesterday and begin, mean backpack to pack. Exactly the same discourages, as on Thursday. This time however,
because my holiday mood reached the high point...
We found one. A "meadow" directly behind the hotel.
Beautifully calmly, beautifully warmly and very romantically. We simply only lie down. After a half hour it takes my hand. Thus we lie there. Times we put ourselves. We converse about all possible things.
It is so beautiful.
I get into the bus and it goes loosely. Direction airport. I do not turn17 o'clock:
17:55 o'clock: It goes loosely... Back into the reality... Tears run down...
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