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The altitude sickness and the coca leaf

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Have you ever suffered the altitude sickness on your trips? It happened to me when I traveled from San Pedro de Atacama -population that is in it Atacama Desert in Chile- to the Bolivian highlands, in Bolivia.

The Atacama Desert is the driest and driest desert in the world. There have been periods of up to 4,000 years without raining a drop of water. From that place depart expeditions to the Salar de Uyuni, which is located in the highlands of Bolivia, to more than 4,000 meters high.

It is a trip that lasts approximately three days. Is relatively cheap and it is very worth doing if you are in the country. It is a very exciting experience.

The first night you will spend in a shelter surrounded by calls, the typical animal par excellence of the highlands. The second night you will spend in the Sal Hotel, a building completely built with salt.

Climbing such a considerable height in such a short space of time sometimes produces dizziness popularly known as the altitude sickness or mountain sickness Do youThe remedy? Do not miss it: coca tea, plant "Healing" mythical in countries like Bolivia and Peru.

If you travel to South America I sincerely recommend this fantastic excursion.

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