Lat/Long: 22° 54′ 39″ S / 68° 11′ 59″ W
Weather Conditions: 52F (11C) Sunny
DAILY AUDIO UPDATE
We reached the Atacama Desert today after a long night of travel from Lima to Santiago and then on to Calama and finally San Pedro de Atacama. The landscape here is captivating and unlike anything we’ve experienced before (see tweets from @chasingseals (Aaron) and @design2research (Charlie) that captured images of the Atacama from the air). In San Pedro, we visited the Linkan Antai School, where we had the opportunity to interview several teachers and a student. Listen to the full audio update to hear some of the insightful thoughts they shared with us regarding education and sustainability in this desert land known as the driest place on Earth. Tomorrow we head to Salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile, which is located about 34 miles (55 km) south of San Pedro.