The plane took us from Chile‘s capital Santiago to the Atacama Desert in the north of the country. We flew in over the desolate desert and landed just before dark in Iquique, our starting point for our exploration of the Atacama. Iquique is located right on the Pacific coast, but it hasn‘t seen a drop of rain since 1987! Cars have no need of windshield wipers and there‘s no sight of storm gutters anywhere to be seen. Continue Reading..