Day 29: Tupiza

Published: May 30th 2011
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our m&m lip balm find!
We started our day not too early today and headed on our drive to Tupiza. Our last stop in Bolivia. All looking forward to heading down to lower altitudes in Argentina we boarded the bus. Unfortunately there wwere 3 more ppl that were sick today. Almost everyone now has been sick with the same bug - bleugh!!

It was meant to be a 5 hour drive but when we stopped for a firewood collection in some random bolivian lady's backyard (it was big and could have been mistaken for free land) she lost it! we had sticks bashing the truck, rocks being thrown at it and a lil lady swearing her head of with our driver throwwing rocks at her and swearing back at her! Very entertaining until a guy who could speak english turned up in a BMW and lost it at us also then followed us as we drove away! hilarious!!

We then had to have a blow up stop where the boys who bought dynamite at the mines wanted to blow up a pumpkin on top of a cactus! unfortunately the cactus wouldnt hold the absolutely gianormous pumpkin they bought! it was a very impressive explosion

the boys setting up their pumpkin!
and the boys were very excited from then on.

We arrived at 5 and went for dinner to a pizzeria where I swear the cook was like 8 and the waitress was about 12 with no one seemingly in charge! But great food!!

Good day all in all. Long day driving set for tomorrow.

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