La Petite Porte
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Our 4WD safari of the Bolivian altiplano and salt plains finished on Easter Sunday in the town of Uyuni. Driving into the town, it was shocking to see the amount of plastic bags and rubbish scattered over the land. There was also quite a bit of building rubble dumped on the sides of the road. It looked terrible. The outskirts of the town had lots …
We had our 4.45am wake up call which was hideous, and we were given an equally hideous takeaway breakfast. It consisted of sugar puffs in a bag, jam in a bag, some margarine as opposed to butter, some little dry breads, some powdered milk in a bag, some hot water in a flask with teabags but not 'classic', just herbal etc. No fruit, no yogurt, no …
... on from our ipod playlist in the Jeep the man came alive, singing and dancing along to the music, drumming on the steering wheel and chomping on his coca leaves. It was a transformation.
After all the earlier confusion, we were able to enter the national park, and in fact didn’t even end up paying an entry fee (more soup karma). And one of the best surprises was that we did not have a negative reaction to the altitude. The highest ...
... point de vue.
Petite aprèm d'attente dans la disgracieuse bourgade d'Uyuni, après séparation avec Charlotte et Max qui rentrent sur Tupiza.
Direction la frontière chilienne et San Pedro de Atacama, en compagnie de Julie, une montpelliéraine, Anne So, une bruxelloise, Eva et Florian, un couple hollandais et JB, of course.
C'est reparti pour un jour et demi de traversée du désert, en sens inverse, avec un pilote de rallye au volant.
... a safe but fun driver and looked after us very well. The drivers are expected to not only drive but be a tour guide, mechanic and chef throughout the trip. He had been doing the trip back and forth 6 days a week for 4 years.
We set off over bumpy and rocky terrain and arrived at our first stop, Laguna Verde, with amazing emerald green waters due to the mineral content. Next stop was the hot springs where we decided against a dip today given we braved taking our clothes ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Petite Porte Uyuni
We stepped through the tiny door into this lovely French run place. Christophe the owner was very personable and friendly. Our room was warm, the beds were comfy, the bathroom was beautifully tiled with ample scalding water. No internet to speak of but we are in Uyuni so this is to be expected. e had a horrid early flight so Christophe offered to make us a takeaway breakfast, which turned out to be excellent egg and bacon sandwiches, yogurt and nice juice, and some biscuits. Would definitely recommend this place. Just on the edge of town and quiet.
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