The Atacama Desert in northern Chile may be one of the most inhospitable places on Earth.
“You would have to be mad to live here,” said Fiona Martin of the Tierra Atacama, a hotel in the area. Climatologists call it the driest place in the world, and some areas have not seen rainfall in recorded history. But the sights the region has to offer more than make up for having chapped lips and dry skin.
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