|The desolation of the desert was surreal.|
Below are some pictures from our drive between Arica, on the Pacific coast to San Pedro de Atacama in the high plains and passing through the driest place on earth. By the way the drive took us nearly 8 hours to do and gasoline stations are about 190 miles apart so don't start the drive with half a tank at any point or you will run out of gas.
|The land was so dry that it cracked and undulated, creating its own texture.|
|The Geoglyphs, as they are called because they are so large on the mountain sides. This was just outside the driest place on earth which gives this whole area a new dimension of appreciation.|
|The mine tailings of the largest copper mine in the world.|