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Valley of the Moon (Pic du Jour)

Chile's Valley of the Moon

Chile’s Valley of the Moon

This is the Valley of the Moon, or, Valle de la Luna, a valley about 15 kilometers west of San Pedro de Atacama that admirably lives up to its name. It’s one of the driest places on the planet – some areas haven’t felt a raindrop in hundreds of years. I didn’t bike it, but now I wish I did.

Today I’m off for a three-day trip to a somewhat similar setting in southwest Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. It’s also one of the most other-worldly landscapes on earth. Looking forward. :)

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  2. [...] I felt very much alive staring over that stunning landscape. The shot below was taken at the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), also near San Pedro, a valley that admirably lives up to its [...]

  3. […] areas haven’t felt a raindrop in hundreds of years. I posted a few times briefly on the area, here and […]

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