"They call this Death Valley because of all the people who don't make it out alive," our tour guide, Steve, whispered in a haunting voice.
Staring at the enormous sand dunes and unworldly rock formations, I felt fearful of what I was about to do. Of course, Steve was joking. The name actually comes from a mispronuciation by a Belgian priest, Gustavo Le Paige, who thought the landscape looked like Mars, or Marte.
April’s photo contest had the theme “Shadows”. This picture “Desert Shadows” is from Jason Castellani of twobackpackers.com Jason says: Taken on 2-28-2010 in the desert at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile during the sunset. We turned aro... Read Post
Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is located 8 miles west of the beautiful town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, in the Atacama desert, considered one of the driest places on earth as some areas have not received a single drop of... Read Post