"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.
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
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