Published: January 8th 2009December 6th 2008
It was one late afternoon in late November... fed up with everything, in desperate need of vacation... Started browsing my world map in the office, and thinking where to go...
So, i immediately found a few spots in the world, where would be nice to go in this time of the year... Northern Laos, central India,... Unfortunately, there was a blockade of the Bangkok airport, there were terrorist attacks in Mumbai... What if I find some other location... As i would be going alone, what part of the world i would love also to see... New Zealand... ah, too far and too expensive... And then it hits me... what if I do the ride on the world most dangerous road in Bolivia... yep, that will be it... so, Chile and Bolivia it is, and the flight tickets with reasonable prices are still available for next week...
All this decision making was done in approx. 1 hour, and 2 hours later (without any real planning or checking the weather conditions) I already had booked a flight to Santiago, Chile... Departure... less than one week... and in 3 hours i got my holliday request signed at my work :)
Just before the trip, my plan is something like that: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro - (enter Bolivia) Salar de Uyuni - Potosi - Sucre - La Paz (& Coroico & Copocabana - Tititaca) - (enter Chile) Arica - Santiago
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