Tayka - Hotel de Piedra
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Breakfast at the hotel was average. Just the ubiquitous pink yogurt, and toast (with real butter at least) and jam, tea, and bananas. Our non-English speaking guide arrived and we loaded into the tour vehicle, which was a 4 x 4. His fiancee was coming along too; at first they said she was the cook, but it turned out she was actually just coming for …
... a Bolivian cook, who apparently is too traumatised to remember the accident. This was a stark reminder of how dangerous these tours could be, we had been a little suspicious of the behaviour of our guide and driver and was surprised when I saw beer cans in the front seat, I think they had been drinking, I could not say for sure that they were not from the night before, but we were all pretty certain that they were a little tipsy! We were glad that ...
... their valuables. The more valuables you were buried with the more important you were. If the body was buried in the foetal position it was believed you would be re born again.
Our last night was spent in a hostel made of salt and we could have a hot shower woohoo! Again it was an early night because we had to be up before sunrise the next day so we could watch it on the ...
... an enormous boulder field in the middle of nowhere which didn't seem to make much sense. We spent half an hour or so climbing up and around the giant rocks. The journey then continued further into Bolivia and we were served up a pretty good lunch considering it was out the back of the jeep. By the afternoon we started to come across ginormous plateaus which was effectively the start of the salt flats. Due to ...
... men are very
masculine!) so Ed plugged in his I -
Phone so we could listen to his music instead. We all completely ridiculed him
as he kept wanting to put the Lighthouse Family on, which Colby and Dan had
never heard, so we kept playing ‘Lifted’ which we all had to do with the dance
moves. It is now the music of the car, and everyone, even the driver, has to
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTayka - Hotel de Piedra Uyuni
We booked this as part of a private, bespoke tour around Uyuni, the salt flats and the surrounding desert. It was beautifully made out of big lumps of rock, as the name suggests, in a small settlement called ( we think) San Pedro de Queme. Dinner was in their lovely fairly cosy restaurant where we also had a half bottle of Bolivian wine which was very passable. We got soup, chicken then apple and yogurt (that was a bit crap). Our room had big single beds, with loads of cosy blanket, and an amazing view of the village and the desert.Breakfast was unfortunately pretty poor- sugar puffs, porridge but no hot milk or microwave access to actually cook it, teas, a yogurt each, and some more bread. There was of course no internet at all. But it was a nice hotel and we knew it would be remote with limited resources.
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