Hotel Cristal Samana

Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia | Hotel
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Cold, dry, high, more cold and a mute tour guide

A travel blog entry by coco89


... is known for being bright red but that was only shimmering slightly red when we saw it. We also saw some llamas and the first of many more flamingoes at the Laguna Colorada before getting to our accommodation for the first night. Although it was an incredibly cold night - we realised at breakfast that the windows were frozen on the inside - but the majority slept considerably well. There were some cases of altitude sickness including the unbearable ...

6 people and a bus

A travel blog entry by hadleykmcc


... I have met and I want to be sure to see some certain places within this time limit, so I haven't been able to make travel plans with people to continue on my journey. So for the most part I make friend for the town and move on from there. And sometimes am lucky enough to run into them again on another part of the journey. So here is the break down of the group: 1 guy from Austria, 1 guy from California, 1 guy from France, and 1 guy and 1 girl from Japan. I ...

Salt and Antique Trains

A travel blog entry by ashka_dane


... President believed Bolivia would flourish with a good transport system, but it was constantly sabotaged by the local indigenous Indians who saw it as an intrusion into their lives. In the 1940s the mining industry collapsed, due to mineral depletion, the trains were abandoned thereby producing the train graveyard.

The food in Bolivia, we were warned about, fried chicken and pizza, they weren't wrong. We went to a ...

The Altiplano Desert

A travel blog entry by ashka_dane


... a local desert guide with you when driving through the Altiplano, because there are no roads and you wouldn't survive if you got lost. The Altiplano is nothing like the Sahara desert. It's extremely dry yes, but the scenery is extraordinary. Snow capped volcanoes that tower over mineral lakes. The volcanoes extract the minerals from the earth's core and when they erupted spewing out lava (and minerals), the minerals remained. ...

Cold & White But It's Not Snow

A travel blog entry by tdv95


... to be fighting hangovers with much the same symptoms). The locals swear by chewing coca leaves to help, and although they do relieve the symptoms, as a finely tuned athlete I was worried about failing a drug test which might eliminate the possibility of the Rio Olympics. We stuck to the legal (probably) substances provided by Kristie, our drug store friend from the Grand Cayman, and outside of a few involuntary twitches and an inexplicable desire to yodel, we ...

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