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Altazor travels in a paraglider

Paragliding over desert plateau near Patillos launch during Copa Altazor 2008, Atacama Desert, Iquique, ChileWe just have had a fun paragliding competition in Iquique – Copa Altazor. Good flying conditions drew to Iquique over sixty thermal hungry pilots for a weekend of desert flying – pilots of all skills from beginners to experienced competition pilots. The weather did not disappoint and we had two tasks: one from Patillos and another flying above the city. How much good fun was it? Everybody wished they could stay longer.

Photo: Pilot Mike Christiansen flying his paraglider over desert plateau near Patillos launch 60km south of Iquique during Copa Altazor 2008 competition, Atacama Desert, Iquique, Chile

Hot in the water (I wish I was)

Hot springs of Termas Geometricas, Conaripe, ChileSo it is winter in Iquique. It means it is around 15 degrees Celsius during a day. Nevertheless I dream about hot springs full of vapor. Especially after my recent expedition to the land of cold where marrow of my bones froze – well almost. More about it later.

Photo: Hot springs of Termas Geometricas, Conaripe, Chile