Tupiza is where you should live....

Trip Start Aug 23, 2006
Trip End Dec 23, 2006

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

So after my little four day adventure aboard a land cruiser, 4 of us decided to make Tupiza our home for a few days. We check into the Hotel Mitru and two of us (Mike and I) are able to secure a room discount for 40 Bolivianos a night...or about 5 bucks a night. The hotel rocks...free breakfast, sattelite TV and a pool that was a welcome relief after 4 days without a proper shower. We got here around 4PM on Saturday the 18th and pretty much immediately passed out after a couple of beers and detox in the pool. Sunday was spent exploring the city, updating travel blogs, sleeping late and pretty much recovering from the Salt Flats tour. I have to say that Tupiza has been my favorite place so far...not just for the relaxing nature of our stay here...but also because the city is just in a magnificant spot...hopefully my pics will do it justice. On Monday the 20th, Lara wants to go horse back riding...so we sign up for a five hour tour of the surrounding country side via horseback. My ass still hurts just thinkig about it. The scenery was amazing, but these horses are damn competitive. Andrew had some experience and was enjoying the fact that he could gallop right along...but little did he know that my horse didn't appreciate the fact that he and his horse were leading...so everytime he runs, I run. I know have a greater appreciation for what it takes to ride a trotting and running horse. My ass feels like it's been to Rikers Island for a weekend. Anyway, it was a great tour, we saw some amazing scenes and everyone was glad we peeled ourselvers away from the hotel for a few hours. Tomorrow we are all off to Argentina! Tonight however is drinks at a local Tex mex place (who had no Tex Mex) and then to a local Karoke bar (sorry Dallas friends...no Neil Diamond). Up early on Tuesday the 21st to catch our bus to the border and cross into Argentina.
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