Living it up with some salty celebrations May 6th 2007 Recipe for a memorable birthday: Take 3 jeeps, 15 travellers, 3 drivers, 2 cooks and a guide. Transport to 5000 metres above sea level in Bolivia. Add one guitar, two packs of cards, several bottles of wine and of course a pinch of salt and mix well. This recipe was followed to perfection three days after arriving in the country. The border crossing was somewhat less officious than we're used to ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Salar de Uyuni Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
Now finished our year long, round the world trip, during which Carolyn was able to carry her backpack and we both became experts at packing and unpacking in double quick time.
We saw some amazing sights and met loads of interesting people. The best of both should appear in what we've written from Russia, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico.
To answer a few of the questions we heard regularly from fellow travellers and those at home alike, we don't have a favourite country, no w... full info