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... got here, and decided bolivia independence eve would be the perfect time to climb up, have some beers, watch the sun set behind the city and mountains, then let off some fireworks in celebration of tomorrow. As we started planning we recouped more and more amigos to join, in the end we had gathered a group of ten for the treck. We got labelled the kiwi tour guides and took charge of the hike, taking about an hour of intense up hill climbing through grass ...
... Then we began the high speed decent. The beginning is paved and is part of the new road that replaced Calle de Muerte. It was freezing! Laura and I were 99% sure our fingers were going to fall off. But eventually we hit the traditional dirt road which slowed things down. In addition to the lower altitude, things warmed up quick. We zigged and zagged through waterfalls and rivers, and dodged numerous cliff sides. It sounds scary, but when you're as pro ...
... you will find some Aymara families living on the island, advertising their homes as hostels, which do not have beds, or restaurants which do not have food. Pigs, sheep, donkeys and cows roam the sandy streets. Things move at their own pace here and it is chilled beyond chilled.
We arrived at the town of Challapampa on the north side of the island and found ourselves a modest hostel with a great view.
We then took a long walk along ...
... the top floor so after a quick look around we headed up stairs. At first we came across people cooking up what looked like soups and stews so we carried on until we found something that took our interest. We all ended up with something that looked like a huge cheese puff, full of air, and an interesting drink that tasted like mulled wine. The drink was called Api and a couple of us had ordered a mixto which was the Api with corn and something else in it. The mixto ...
... facts anyway.
The noon tour involved being kitted out with hard hats and
goggles for the walk down to the wall – the cement workers unearthed the
massive long wall of limestone full of Cretacic dinosaur prints, including the
longest continuous stretch of them in the world. The round ones of herbivores
like diplodicus are the clearest deepest ones and it is harder to see the 3