Tagged: Desert

Skeleton Coast National Park – Lions and Testing Idiocy

April 12 I had a pretty restless sleep, but considering it was in the back seat of a very compact car, I should be respectful enough to qualify it as a ‘good sleep’.  It was 07:17 when I checked the time and as soon as I moved, there were three Namibian police officers standing not far from my car and they watched me get dressed.  They seemed to have nothing better to do.  It annoyed me that they were so...

Salar de Uyuni Salt Falts: Day 3

Salar de Uyuni Salt Falts: Day 3

Salar de Uyuni Salt Falts: Day 3. April 25.  I slept a lot better last night as we approach the Salar de Uyuni Salt Falts.  I was not afraid I was going to die of altitude suffocation last night…. Actually, considering I was sharing a room with Roberta, I slept much better than I would have liked.  She reminds me so much of Fabiana in her mannerisms.  That mold of girl that comes out of the machine is just not...

Salar de Uyuni Pink Flamingos: Day 1

Salar de Uyuni Pink Flamingos: Day 1

Salar de Uyuni Pink Flamingos: Day 1. April 23. I slept terribly last night.  Two nights in a row like that.  Am I stressed?  Weird… I joined 11 others and we rode a bus and drove through a little of Chile until a sign showed an arrow to the right and said ‘Bolivia.’  That was were we drove off the highway and onto a dirt road that was no better than a farm access road that we have on our...

Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama: Goodbye Girmante Sangrialatte

Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama: Goodbye Girmante Sangrialatte

Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama: Goodbye Girmante Sangrialatte. April 20. I got up at 6am with Irmante and walked her to the bus station.  It was not a sad goodbye at all.  I think we were too tired and still too drunk.  So, we made a quick ‘Take Care’ and I headed back to the hostel to sleep for another hour.  At 8:30am I got on a bus for 10.5 hours from Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama.  I...

Santiago to La Serena: A Gorgeous Drive

Santiago to La Serena: A Gorgeous Drive. April 18. Irmante woke me up and I was hung over.  It was a really fun night.  I sure would have liked to have had sex, but it was really nice to make-out with a girl last night.  That is fun!  I would have liked to have spent a couple of days with Annette if her and my travel circumstances were different as I found her very interesting.  An attractive woman who has...

Backpack India - 42 Hours of Transportation Hell

Backpack India – 42 Hours of Transportation Hell…

Backpack India 42 Hours of Transportation Hell… Arambol, Goa, India. April 9 Before Vova left yesterday, he found my snake-charmer friend.  Vova wanted pictures of the snake-charmers and their cobras, but he did not have any money.  So, he gave the snake-charmers the shirt he was wearing.  Russians always seem to make due somehow.  They backpack India on nothing and have a blast. When I came back to my guesthouse after lunch, my next door neighbor had a king-cobra locked...