Buenos Aires

Biking Buenos Aires

This is just a short round-up post for Buenos Aires, since I’ve already published reviews of most of the things we did there. We arrived on a rainy Tuesday and spent the first two days trying to enjoy the city in spite of dark skies, thunderstorms, and ceaseless rain. The…

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San Pedro, Chile

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day One - Wind and Snow

28th – 31st May 2014 This post is just a very short round up of our very brief four days in Chile, and an excuse as to why we didn’t spend more time there! Originally, our plans hadn’t included either Chile or Argentina at all, as we wanted to spend…

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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,…

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Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Four – Sunrise and Salt Flats

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Four - Sunrise and Salt Flats

It was five in the morning and we were racing through empty darkness, cutting across a blank desert of unlit white, the headlamps of our jeep flitting on tyre tracks in the dust which were the only road we had to follow. Overhead was a bowl of stars, still dazzling even as the…

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Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Three – Rocks and Bones

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Four - Sunrise and Salt Flats

26th May 2014 After the fiasco with Sam falling through the ice the day before, we woke up on the third morning of our Salar de Uyuni trip to find his wet hiking boots frozen solid and stained white from the minerals in the hot springs we’d washed them in.…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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