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Travel Blogs from Uyuni
... out. We didn’t even
bother with dinner, just a picnic in bed with Harry Potter (ooer) then an early
night. We have gone from 100 miles an hour to 0, and two days of this has driven Maddie mad – he will be very pleased to be
moving back to La Paz tomorrow!
... in Chile. We had literally missed it by one day! Apparently it could be felt in parts of Bolivia, but we had not felt it! We had had a great time on the Salar de Uyuni tour, despite the poor quality hotels and the suspicious acts if the drivers, maybe it was just in our imagination as we had heard and read many horror stories, who knows, but we had enjoyed it, and would recommend anyone doing the tour, just be clear what you are getting as part of the ...
... anything to
scrap. It was quite interesting
actually, Bolivia used to be twice the size it is now – about 240,000kmsq, but
in the war of the pacific with Chile they lost 120,000kmsq of land to them,
leaving them landlocked. In a treaty in 1904 Bolivia was given access to
Chile’s ports for exports and imports, but it’s all up in the air again now as
Bolivia want their coast back. Will be interesting to see how it ends up.
From the ...
... area, one’s sense of perspective is bound to become skewed. Because of this fact travellers are able to take some pretty fun photos, playing with toys and food containers and any other props to manipulate perspective.
Lagoons with Flamingoes
As you leave the salt flats and head into the Andes ranges, there is a volcano ring that pops up out of the mountainous desert and in front of these volcanoes are large lagoons. These are quite spectacular to ...
£200, but many earn as low as £120 a month, so what to us is a bargain or a
reasonable tip to leave is a lot. First stop was to the Moon Valley, it’s a
small national park on the outskirts of La Paz which looks just like the
surface of the moon. Erosion is pretty quick here and has led to the strangest
shapes being produced – it was like walking through a star trek episode. The
guide pointed out the fruit of ...