An early start, 08h00, let us bike around for four or five hours in fresh cool breezes under a friendly sun. We chose to head north in the morning, biking past Quitor to Catarpa and then stopping at the Garganta del Diablo on the way back. Admittedly this could be done as a loop, but … More Day Thirty – Quitor, Iglesia de Catarpa, Garganta del Diablo y an attempt at Aldea de Tulor
It was an interesting day. The morning was glorious. I got up when I felt like it, [8AM it turns out], took my iPad outside and sat partially in the sun, managed to ignore the impressive racket produced by the patio parrot, [photo to come tomorrow perhaps], and got almost caught up on my computer … More Day Twenty-Nine – Bicycling in a Group
Today saw the end of my tour of Salar de Uyuni, and surrounding area; it also saw the end of my backwards tour of Bolivia. We made some beautiful stops in the last four hours of the tour, as follows: Random chance put Tom … More Day Twenty-Eight – Bye Bye Bolivia
Day Two of the Salar de Uyuni tour involved very little salt flat, and a very lot of salt lakes. Essentially we hopped from Laguna to Laguna, greedily snapping photos of flamingos while our guide importantly announced the name of the lake, and how long we were allowed to stay. … More Day Twenty-Seven – Laguna Loco!
The tour did not start until ten thirty, so I spent my morning first, trying to force functional wifi on to my hostel. Failing that, I relocated to Camel Restaurant where they graciously turned on their wifi for me, as I sipped a delicious mango blender drink. I got mostly caught up with the blogs … More Day Twenty-Six – Salar de Uyuni At Last
Hola Amigos! I’m heading into the Salt Flat today for a three day, two night tour today. I will be incommunicado until arrival in San Pedro in three days. Hasta Luego!
I spent a good deal of time yesterday deciding how to get to Uyuni. My options were: fly to Sucre, and either sleep in Sucre and catch the direct bus to Uyuni at 6:30AM the next morning or get on the next bus to Potosi and hope that there is space on a Uyuni bus … More Day Twenty-Four – Wrestling the Road
Funny how things work out. If I’d known, coming into Bolivia, what I know now, I would have started my exploration in Cochabamba, and worked my southwest. Likely I would be heading out on my Uyuni tour today, San Pedro bound. Skipping Oruro would have been for the alright, and who knows, maybe I would … More Day Twenty-Three – Back to the Beginning Of Bolivia
Day Twenty-Two started as early as Hump Day. I like that the tours in Toro Toro start at 07h30; it fits better with my internal clock. Cecile, Hughe and I paired up with another French couple to make a fivesome for the Ciudad y Caverna tour. Even so, it was a pricier tour at 119BOB … More Day Twenty-Two – Ciudad de Itas y Caverno Umajalanta
Officially Halfway through mon voyage! Our group combined two tours this day: the standard trek to Vergel Falls, (which includes a little tour of some of the hundreds of dinosaur tracks in the area), and, after an enjoyable splash in the idyllic waters below the falls and lunch, the hike up the river bed that … More Day Twenty-One – Dinosaur Footprints, the Canyon, Vergel Falls, and Ancient Pictoglyphs – Or – Humpday