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... our cards and the dollar exchanges - as with in Peru - were refusing to change our dollars as they had tiny rips in them. So frustrating. We therefore needed to get to La Paz ASAP to withdraw cash. We also needed to buy fuel for the stove and supplies for the Salar salt flats crossing, and we were worried that shops might not be open on Sunday. In addition, we weren't even sure if we could catch a bus from Tiquina, which would mean falling behind on our ...
... who studied the stars and planets by observing their reflection in a huge basin of water, which sat atop a sacred pyramid. Many of the stoned structures, that have been uncovered, are astronomically aligned, and it is thought that the Tiahuanaco's successful agricultural methods were supported by an intimate knowledge of the seasons. It was sobering to learn that it was severe drought, over a period of only fifty years, that eventually decimated this ...
... the side, arranging and organizing or whatever it is that they do. It was here I found out that the race was going to have a major center in Uyuni -- that all accommodation in that town was taken, and that, most difficult of all, the roads to and from Uyuni would be closed down for the duration.
Oruro is high and hot and the color of brick. The town is all up an down as mountain towns are, with an enormous amount of construction underway.
... as we get toward Potosi, the look of the American West without
conveniences like fast food restaurants and modern service stations. We passed
through one significant city along the way, a rather grim dusty mining city
named Oruro, where we stopped for lunch.
When I was young my family had a World Atlas I used to study
intensively. On the topographical maps ...
... were on the main road, the traffic was fairly light and gave us as much room as they could as they passed us. We had room on the hard shoulder and rarely had to go on to the actual road with the traffic. We hoped that the road kept up for a long time in Bolivia, and didn't deteriorate too much as it got further away from La Paz.
We stopped numerous times for snacks, we had roasted chicken and chips from a street stall vendor and then ...