Action, drama and border crossing
Trip Start Apr 24, 2006
50Trip End Apr 20, 2007
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So the next morning we embarked on our 8 hour bus to La Quaica, which is in Argentina and on the border with the Bolivian town of Villazon, from where could get the train to Uyuni. La Quaica is a small, dusty, sleepy but quite pretty town with a crazy and crowded bus station and very little else.
On arrival in La Quaica we immediately set off to get out train tickets in Villazon
The train journey to Uyuni was great, the scenery amazing and we even got to eat in the dining carraige which was a novelty! that was until the train did an emergency break and everything went flying but it was still worth it. We arrived in Uyuni at midight and were quite relieved to locate our hostel after roaming around in the dark for a while. The country was in the middle of celebrating their carnaval so there were lots of parades, music, dancing and kids skirting each other (and us!) with water pistols, water bombs and foam.
Next we´re going to head off on a 3 day tour of Salar de Uyuni (the Salt Flats) and the surrounding area which will take us into northern Chile. Its certainly challenging travelling here, especially as our Spanish is anything but good but its all experience!