Monthly Archives: April 2013

Salar de Uyuni, Part 2

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On our sec­ond day, we drove. Nearly every fif­teen min­utes there was a dif­fer­ent post­card view in front of us.  Sur­round­ing the salt dessert were moun­tains and vol­ca­noes, includ­ing some active ones.  There was the odd vicuña along the side of the road. We saw herds of llama, and let’s not for­get the stray dogs.  The high­light on day two was the flamin­gos.  I’m not sure why Con­tinue read­ing

Salar de Uyuni, Part 1

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Billed as the quin­tes­sen­tial tourist activ­ity for most trav­ellers going through Bolivia, the salt flats were about all we knew of Bolivia a cou­ple months ago.  Of course, after almost a month here we’ve seen and learned a whole lot, but the salt flats con­tinue to be one of the high­lights so far and here’s why.

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Another Day, Another Protest.

Another Day, Another Protest. by tf_82
Another Day, Another Protest., a photo by tf_82 on Flickr.

Democ­racy is healthy in Bolivia. In vir­tu­ally every city that we have vis­ited there has been a protest. In the city of Trinidad, cap­i­tal of Beni Depart­ment, folks were cam­paign­ing for basic ser­vices such as access to water for the poor.

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle by tf_82
Wel­come to the Jun­gle, a photo by tf_82 on Flickr.

I had been lob­by­ing Helene to do a jun­gle tour for 30 days and it was only after we met Annie and Stephen when Helene agreed to go on the tour. You see, Annie and Helene both share the same pho­bia of spiders.

Luck­ily, we saw this lit­tle guy about an hour after and not before Helene agreed to accom­pany Annie on a jun­gle tour.