From Uyuni to Valparaiso November 25th 2009 Our final stop in Bolivia was, a more or less compulsory, visit to the Salar de Uyuni and the surrounding area. This salt flat, which was once a giant lake, is the largest in the world and roughly the size of Lebanon. Admittedly Lebanon isn’t perhaps the most impressive country for size comparison purposes, but you get the picture, it’s big. As well as a tourist destination, the area is als ... read more
South America » Bolivia 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
Having taken a one year "career break", we've finally decided to travel the world.
We start in Kenya and then have six months to make our way (via quite a lot) to Hong Kong. From there it's on to Australia for a couple of months, before rounding off the year nicely with four months in South America.... Can't be bad!
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