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Bolivia

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Stripping Down in Zero Degree Temps

Saturday, 8 Dec 2007 | Views [1045]

Buen dia!  It's 4:00 a.m., our wake up knock on the door caught us all off guard, as we bumped around in the dark, attempting to pack up our bags, and load our stuff on the roof of the truck.  We speed off to Sol de Mañana to catch a glimpse of the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Flamingos, Colored Lakes & Three Bottles of Vino at 4500m

Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | Views [910]

Up at the crack of dawn, we spend the day traversing the most interesting landscapes in the altiplano.  From bizarre rock formations jutting up from the earth, to colorful lakes full of flamingoes, it's a new view every few meters and the colors ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Adobe Huts and the Chagas Bug

Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [1962]

We checked into our very rustic Hostel Los Lipez, in this tiny Pueblo, home to only 200 residents. We are the only tourists here. Getting settled in our mud brick adobe wall and thatched roof room, thoughts of the discovery channel episode on ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Salar de Uyuni: Freaky Fields of White

Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [914]

After a quick stop on the fringes of Uyuni to visit the Cementario de Trenes (Train Cemetery), we are off in our old 4WD Land Cruiser, all packed in shoulder to shoulder with our diver, cook, Valerie and Bas and two other North American female students ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Four-Wheelin' Bumpy Bolivian Bus

Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | Views [929]

We decided to splurge on our nights bus today, 10 hours, from La Paz to the desolate town of Uyuni.  Todo Turismo has the best reputation, so for $25 per person, we get reclining seats, and a bus with heat.  The ride goes up over 5,000m and overnight ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Biking the World Most Dangerous Road

Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [1082]

Close your eyes and imagine rocky roads, passing under heavily cascading waterfalls, 1000m sheer cliff drop offs, on a road just barely wide enough for a truck to drive it, with no extra space for a slip of the tire or an animal to pass.  Yes, we ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Dried Lama Fetus & Witchcraft

Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | Views [3033]

La Paz is like one huge outdoor market. Locals are selling everything imaginable.  We met up today with our friends Valerie and Bas, who are transiting through La Paz and heading south on a trip through the Salar de Uyuni with us.  On the top of our list ... Read more >

Tags: Markets


Dropping into La Paz

Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | Views [820]

Driving into the city of La Paz is literally like dropping into a huge canyon with sides 1000M steep, stacked high with cubicle mud-brick homes stacked next to and on top of each other. During the day, the thousands of tiny brown boxes blend in with ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Policia and the Virgin Patron Saint

Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [2488]

We are so lucky to be in Copacabana today for one of their biggest festivals for the "Virgin" Patron Saint.  It happens to coincide with the big Police parade, in honor of all policia and those in the academia studying to be policia.  Marching ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Isla de Rain?

Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [926]

We waited until this morning to buy our boat tickets to Isla del Sol, hoping for the cloudy, rainy weather to clear. It rained hard all night, so we thought for sure it would be sunny today. There's a bit of blue peeking through the clouds, so we decide ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Ascending to 3800M: Copacabana

Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [888]

While they call many things in Bolivia as "the World's Highest..." this actually is not accurate for Lake Titicaca, as there are other lakes in Peru and Chile that are higher.  But at 3800M, it's plenty high for us.  Too high to kick our head ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Border to Bolivia

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Views [762]

We take an early morning Colectur bus out of Puno this morning to begin our adventure into Bolivia.  It's a three hour ride, winding through small altiplano towns and dusty villages that look like "ghost towns," until we get to the Peruvian ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

 

 

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