bolivia

I started off my trip to bolivia with a 3 day excursion through the salt plains of Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni). The altitude in this place has been hitting me hard and I'm hoping it doesn't take me long to adjust - being out of breath after a flight of stairs is no fun....

copacabana and lake titicaca     (submitted on 11 June 2009 13:55)
copacabana and lake titicaca

On Sunday the 7th of June we flew back to la Paz from Rurrenbaque in a 25 seater plane. Trip was pretty exciting, but I'm not sure Heike enjoyed it too much. Our plan now was to get to Copacabana on Lake Titicaca as soon as possible. Lake Titicaca is at 3812m above sea-level which makes it one of the highest navigable lakes in the world and is the largest lake in South America.....read more >>

 
bolivian amazon basin - the pampas    (submitted on 6 June 2009 16:59)
bolivian amazon basin - the pampas

On Monday the 1st of June, my 3 German travel buddies (Heike, Jochen and Hannes) and I were meant to fly out to the Bolivian part of the Amazon - a jungle type area known as the Pampas where you get to see anacondas, swim with river pink dolphins and fish piranhas. We booked our flights out for the Monday afternoon but due to bad weather conditions in Rurrambaque our flight was cancelled. Only other way to get to the jungle would be to take an 18 hour non-tourist bus that happens to go through the World's most Dangerous road that I recently did on a bike....read more >>

 
the world's most dangerous road....on a bike    (submitted on 31 May 2009 21:52)
the world's most dangerous road....on a bike

On the 29th of May, me and my travel buddy Jochen from Germany, booked ourselves onto a bike trip going down the world's most dangerous road on a bike. We searched around La Paz to find the bike company with the best track record as rumour has it that a couple of weeks ago an English adrenaline junky died, doing the trip, so we didn't want to take any risks.....read more >>

 
the crazy town of la paz    (submitted on 31 May 2009 21:23)
the crazy town of la paz

I've been in La Paz for the past 4 days and all I can say is this place is crazy. Chewing coca leaves, buying gifts in the witches market, , partying with locals, drinking coca tea, visiting the coca museum, dealing with crazy taxi drivers that remind me of the taxis back in South Africa, waking up to the sweat sound of cars hooting, and people shouting...this is the capital city of Bolivia - La Paz....read more >>

 
salar de uyuni - the salt plains    (submitted on 28 May 2009 09:30)
salar de uyuni - the salt plains

At 8am on Sunday I met up with the other people that would be on the 3 day excursion through to the Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt plains). The group consisted of Jochen and Heike, a German dude and German girl I met in Cafayate, and Harriette, Tanya and Jane, 3 Irish girls from Dublin. None of us had really spent much time together before and now we were going to spend the next 3 days in a Toyota 4WD and sleep in the same dorm room. A bit daunting, but we all got on real well....read more >>