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It was a hot day. To visit Valle de la Luna I left the bike and the discomfort of the gear at the park entrance and followed by car with an Argentinean couple. The visit was conducted in a caravan of seven or eight cars in a row and the ensemble rose a trail of dust that the wind carried across the desert. The guide went in the first car, and the explanations were given at each stop, with the group gathered in front of the main points of interest. Valle de la Luna is a piece of desert filled with interesting and unique geological formations. It has been underwater, it has been a swamp, and along a number of years beyond imagination it kept accumulating different sediments lost in the depths, according to dry or wet periods. Then the mountain formation happened. Two gigantic masses of land in opposing movements forcing the huge wrinkle of the Andes to rise, shattering everything around it, bringing colossal blocs to the surface, whose laminated surfaces are real historical abstracts. In this area, due to the type of sediments and the way they were layered, erosion got creative, acting at different speeds on the different layers according to the materials resistance and generated whimsical sculptures. The valley is also home to the most ancient dinosaur fossils ever found and is considered Human Heritage. The sun scorched and the shades were crowded. I hitchhiked with Claudio, a thin guy, badly shaven, blue eyes, a good sense of humour, and Ana Maria, an exuberant blonde born in Zaragoza that was having fun commenting on the other ...
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