The Southwest Circuit trip
Trip Start Nov 28, 2005
45Trip End May 05, 2006
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Later that day I was enjoying beers with Jo and Roy around the pool, sunburning my knees, when it started to hail! Weird weather.
The next day we all piled into our 4X4, which thankfully was much nicer than I thought it would be, and set off for four days of exploring the most diverse, amazing, beautiful, desolate southwest corner of Bolivia. Words can't do the trip justice. You will just have to look at the 8 million pictures that I (selectively) uploaded (oh, yes, there is more).
We went up to around 5000 meters (approx 15,000) feet and luckily I didn't feel any altitude sickness other than shortness of breath. We saw geysers and boiling mud, threw snowballs in the mountains, watched thousands of pink flamingos, baked in the sun, pointed out wild vicuņas (like small llamas), met other travelers, sat in hot springs, visited ruins, stayed in three places without heat, climbed on solitary rock formations in the desert, saw smoking volcanoes, forged rivers, licked hotels made of salt and had a fabulous time!