Published: July 3rd 2006June 20th 2006
On the move
Walking down the train track
From Salta we went North, North, North on to Bolivia. What a change of scenery! Bolivia, Bolivia Bolivia. Very little infrastructure hot during the day and extremely cold at night. This is one of the highest countries in the world. We walked with our backpacks over the border, got a couple of stamps in our passports and suddenly there we were, tired hot and hungry with absolutely no Bolivianos. (Cash)
We rested in a typical Bolivian restaurant with random pictures on the wall. When you ask for a menu they look at you like you´re an alien. Most of the time we just pointed at what the locals were having as this seems to be the only thing there is. Meat and rice with a water.
We needed to make a sharp exit with our Israeli friends from this border town asap. We travelled on to Tupiza. Tupiza was also pretty 3rd world style but the place really had character. You really began to think Bolivia. Bolivia is famous for being robbed by ´Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid´ and just 5 minutes from the town you can see spectacular scenery. Our chosen mode of transport was the horse
Waiting in line
galloping into the unknown. Cacti, dry desert and huge red rocks.
As it was Nadja´s birthday and our one year anniversary we decided to take a jeep with our newfound friends and an irritating Scottish girl for a four day tour travelling over 1000 kms over the rough desert terrain. We reached heights of almost 5,000 metres and altitude sickness was inevitable. It gets pretty hard to breath and very cold at night. Hot, Cold, Hot , Cold. Best part of this trip was Salar de Uyuni the largest and highest salt desert in the world!
Stay Tuned for Bolivia PART 2.
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