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
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
11h20: I’m slowly becoming an intrepid traveller: thinking nothing of arriving at a [seemingly random] street corner with my bags, asking around until I find the hole in the wall from which tickets are sold, signing up for a seat on a collectivo/minibus that I hope is going where I want it to, and then … More Day Twenty – Toro Toro Ho!
I breakfasted with a group of young French girls, who have been inhabiting the same dorm as me for the last three nights, then hopped in a cab with Margarit and Bauke to the airport. My flight went beautifully in a clean, relatively comfortable Boeing 737 with BoA Airlines. I’m not sure how Margarit and … More Day Nineteen – Cochabamba: On Purpose This Time!