Save Uyuni and the Salami

We got to Uyuni at midnight, and the temperature was -15º­C. Apparently that is the coldest city of Bolivia. Waking up the next day, we had the brilliant idea of hand washing some clothes – outside. The guesthouse owner took us to the rooftop, where we could do our laundry using a bowl and tap…

Welcome to the Real World of Tupiza

World of Marlboro: that is what always come to my mind when I remember horseback riding in Tupiza. Earthy orange cliffs, dirt roads – or paths, since I don’t think cars could go through where we were – and real tall cactus, all very dry, but very ample. Like looking at the infinite, from the…

Tupiza, Bolívia: unexpectedly good

from dark days at La Quiaca y Villazón to here: (with notes from my diary) 15/05/05 “We got to Tupiza at 5:30am. Our plan was to get a 6PM bus to Uyuni, but we found out that there wasn’t one. The next departure was at 10am next morning. We checked the possibility of getting a…

La Quiaca y Villazón

Although in general people get happy when their flight/bus/train arrive earlier than scheduled, it wasn’t the greatest thing for us when that happened. We were supposed to arrive at 6am in La Quiaca, on the Argentinean border with Bolivia, but we actually got there at 3:40 – the middle of the night, and customs wouldn’t…