Laguna Miscanti, in the Atacama Desert (Northern Chile) I'd say definitely go visit if one day you get a chance - never saw the atmosphere so pure, the air so clean (it's at 4000m altitude, without any towns nearby, and mostly no clouds either cause of the height). And the night sky is nothing short of totally amazing
Wow! That must have been a wonderful place to be, especially when its like what you had described (: were you able to stay there long? i'd totally go there if i had a tent and a camera, even to see the night sky
Well, it was one month of running all across South America... few days in Atacama, some ten days in Peru (Cusco, Machu Picchu), and then traveling all the way down to Patagonia (and *that* is the most amazing part of the Earth I've ever seen).
Went there with a photographer friend, we also had no tents, no knowledge of Spanish, no transportation or place to stay prearranged... just went there with backpacks and enjoyed a different world. Lessons learned for next time: I'd take a month for northern part and another month for Patagonia alone, cause trying to go north (Peru) and south (Patagonia) in one month is way too fast. Also, a rent-a-car would often be much better than joining various tourist groups.
If you decide to go some day, feel free to ask for hints (or - if you have time to spare - check out the travel blog: [link] )
No it wouldn't! Seriously, the moment you go up you forget all about it I get fear standing on the edge of a building, or being in a high place, but this is different, there is a feeling of security in the wing above you, and the only thing you get is an adrenaline rush and you just want to scream "wooohhhoooooooooo!!!!" and have fun
Al pazi, nije to tak užasno skupo... dva ljetovanja na Jadranu su jedan put na drugi kraj svijeta (meni je to takva neka računica pa onda žrtvujem more i sl.), pogotovo sad kad su avio-kompanije u problemima i daju ogromne popuste (a onda još ako završiš u nekoj jeftinoj zemlji ispadne da dok si tamo štediš ) Samo nikakve agencije i aranžmani, oni te uvijek oderu...