My Bolivian adventure is very difficult to define. I joined a group of about 20 people for 3 weeks for the journey through Bolivia, Argentina and Chile in a converted truck organized by a company that I don’t want to name here, however seasoned travellers might know who I’m talking about. I’m reluctant to name it because due to the guide that we had it was an awful experience, I know I shouldn’t make the company responsible for that but they did hire her. Luckily people in the group were quite all right, I did have a good time despite the ridiculous woman and I got to see amazing places. My intention is to stay objective (ha ha) and not let the negative experiences overtake.
December 19, 2013
The full name is Nuestra Señora de La Paz, the de facto capital of Bolivia (the constitutional is Sucre). Situated roughly at 3650 meters above sea level makes it the highest capital in the world. I only had couple of days there and was battling the altitude sickness so my experience is limited, to say the least. But it still made an impact on me.
Potosí and Uyuni
December 23, 2013
Potosí was for me more interesting from a historical point of view rather than "what's there to do in town". Uyuni on the other hand has more than one ace in their pocket. One is of course the Salar de Uyuni and then we have a very interesting train cemetery. Also somewhere on the way you can have a peak at the place where Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid had their final battle.
December 25, 2013
The Altiplano in Bolivia, especially the not so frequented part is a paradise for photographers. I only had two days and we didn't have time to stop everywhere, the landscapes however have left a long lasting impression in my mind. Here are my notes and an attempt to show you on some images what I have seen.