After a harrowing 8 hour bus trip from Sucre to Uyuni, I was relieved just to be off the bus and on firm ground again. Our bus driver literally raced another bus the entire trip, jockeying for position and momentarily overtaking before screeching to a stop to pick up passengers and then we rocketed off … Continue reading 3 Day Jeep Tour: Salar de Uyuni
When I found out that just outside Sucre was a Parque Cretácico (dinosaur park), my inner 6-year-old took control and all of a sudden I was spending a hot afternoon in southern Bolivia clambering down into a gully to get up close to fossilized dinosaur tracks. Across a limestone slab 1.2km long and 80m high, … Continue reading Walking With Dinosaurs
Nuestra Señora de La Paz, more commonly known as La Paz (the peace) is the highest capital in the world at 3,600m above sea level. Obviously it also claims to have the highest Irish pub, golf course, soccer stadium, hospital and pretty much everything else. However Potosi, the mining town some 9 hours away by … Continue reading The Chaos Of La Paz
Lake Titicaca is shared by Peru and Bolivia, and at 3,812m above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest lake in South America. According to Andean legend, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun, with Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna both accessible from the Bolivian side … Continue reading Island HomeStay On Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu is 2,430m above sea-level, situated on an 'eyebrow' between the Andes and the rainforest. Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, although the Spanish never found Machu Picchu. It was rediscovered in 1911 and since then has been … Continue reading Machu Picchu!