Grounded by the weather
Trip Start Jul 28, 2012
34Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Patrick continues with the paper work when the weather person corrects his earlier report. That 'opening' to the west was actually the Andes rising above the cloud cover. Duh! It will be a day of rest regardless of what we want.
We return to the hotel and our same rooms
The surrounding area is arid. We drive into the picturesque village of El Valle in nearby La Valle de la Concepción. The driver suggests we go into La Casa Vieja, perhaps the oldest winery in Bolivia. It is a unique tasting experience. The host pours a glass almost to the brim and presents it to us to taste and pass on to the others who happened to enter the winery at that moment. The last to taste is then admonished to finish the glass. After the second glass has made the rounds, the petite woman on the end trades places with her husband.
While the wines left a bit to be desired, the winery was beautiful and the experience well worth the trip.
Post your own travel photos for friends and family More Pictures