Category Archives: Bolivia

Photos of Lima, Peru, Bolivia and Chile

A sampling of photos are now posted on the blog of our trip to Peru, Bolivia and Chile. I am trying something new – a link directly to the photos! Click below for the Lima photos. Lima, Peru 2016 And below … Continue reading

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Homeward

I am sitting in the Calgary airport and we have just passed 24 hours on the road home from Santiago, Chile. It will be about 30 hours by the time we get in our door. We have an afternoon flight … Continue reading

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Tour Friends

Just when you think you are a world traveller you end up on a tour with 6 others and amongst us all we have most likely been to 90% of the countries on earth. If you pin the places Debbie … Continue reading

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Bolivia

We blow into a village, not much different from any of the other villages. Car turns off the main four wheel drive track and there is a non descript building ahead. The driver says ‘hotel’ and we pile out onto … Continue reading

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Real 4 Wheeling in Bolivia

We are off the bus, not even figuratively. The bus took us as far a Uyuni and we traded it in for 3-4 wheel drives. Yesterday was across the salt flats. Just shy of 4000M. We get on the salt … Continue reading

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Salar de Uyuni

We start the day learning how the people of Colchani harvest and package salt from the salt flats. They scrape salt loose by hand or machine. There are three grades of salt: construction salt which has lots of dirt in it, cooking salt … Continue reading

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Salar de Uyuni

The group is excited about our destination for today. It is the Salar de Uyuni, or the salt flats of Uyuni. The salt flats are Bolivia’s biggest tourist destination. It is a great expanse of flat salt terrain. There are … Continue reading

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Bolivia Politics First Hand

Last night at the briefing we got a bit of a warning. Real life Bolivia might be in the way of our progress along the intended route. We are headed to Potosi and it seems the folks there are a … Continue reading

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Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre is a city of about 500,000 people set on hills surrounding a colonial center. The colonial center was built during the time of the Spanish. Most of the buildings are still intact and it is a joy to walk … Continue reading

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Candelaria to Sucre

Today is market day. Anyone travelling in southern Bolivia has heard of the Tarabuco Sunday Market. Most towns shut down on Sunday. Tarabuco opens it doors. It is our first intersection with the tourist trail.  We have not seen this many … Continue reading

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