Death Road Photos

Death Road

I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through the photos that our tour group, Altitude, sent me after we biked Death Road with them in La Paz, Bolivia. It was a pretty bright day so most of them were a tiny bit over-exposed, but I’ve given them a tweak to bring…

Keep reading

Uyuni Train Cemetery

Uyuni Train Cemetery

Our four day trip from Tupiza to Salar de Uyuni ended in the centre of Uyuni at about 1pm, so from there we headed straight to Uyuni’s second biggest attraction, the Train Cemetery. About 3km outside the town, surrounded by a dusty wasteland filled with loose rubbish and stray dogs,…

Keep reading

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day One – Wind and Snow

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day One - Wind and Snow

The Salar de Uyuni tour is easily the most popular tourist destination in Bolivia, and it’s easy to see why. The salt flats themselves are breath taking, and the three day tour from Uyuni takes in a ton of incredible sights around that part of the country. Being so popular,…

Keep reading

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Two – Lakes and Mountains

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Two - Lakes and Mountains

The four day trip from Tupiza to Salar de Uyuni was a constant journey. Most of everyday was spent in the jeep, with our guide Andres and awesome cook Dolores, watching the landscape slowly change outside the window, sliding from one scene from the next like a picture book, changing dramatically…

Keep reading

Quebrada de Palmira in Tupiza

Quebrada de Palmira in Tupiza

On our second day in Bolivia’s Wild West town, Tupiza, we got up early and headed out to find the Quebrada de Palmira. Preferring to hike alone, without paying for a tour guide, means that we often get lost; especially as maps and helpful directions are hard to come by in…

Keep reading

El Canyon Tupiza

El Canyon Tupiza

From our old-fashioned mine experience in Potosi, we headed down to Tupiza, a small town set in scenery that looks almost exactly like the Wild West. After the mine, it was like being in Disney’s frontier-land around the Runaway Mine train, although the mine experience was in no way similar…

Keep reading

Potosi Mine Tour

Potosi Mine Tour

20th May 2014 From Sucre, we began our journey south by travelling down to Potosí. At 4090m above sea level, it’s one of the highest cities in the world, so after the warm sunshine of Sucre the colder air and freezing nights were a bit of a shock. The site of an…

Keep reading

Bolivia Spanish School, Sucre

Stopping in Sucre

Sucre, the gorgeous, white-painted capital of Bolivia, is very popular amongst travellers for some oh-so-useful Spanish lessons. Maybe it’s the huge number of schools throughout the city, or perhaps it’s the super low prices, but I think it’s more that Sucre’s sleepy, peaceful atmosphere is so conducive to learning. A…

Keep reading

Siete Cascadas

Siete Cascadas

13th May 2014 I’ve already mentioned all the things we got up to in the beautiful Bolivian capital of Sucre – in between Spanish lessons, that is – but there is one place I left out of the previous post. On the Tuesday, we got up early and caught a…

Keep reading