Bolivia

Wanderlust once more

The Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year award winners are announced this Friday (UK time) and they’ve put the shortlisted entries up on their website. You can see all the entries from this page: http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/photography My photo is shown under the Icon section, mine is sixth in the gallery. Hopefully Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Day 111 : Bush Camp to Salta

We crossed the border in the morning and soon enough found ourselves on the nice roads of Argentina. We drove for most of the day to reach Salta and arrived in the late afternoon. We were staying in a hostal in the center of the city and had to park Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Day 109 : Uyuni to Potosi

We left Uyuni in the morning, just before the barracks next to the Hotel came alive with marching soldiers. We drove for most of the day, arriving in the city of Potosi with only a short while to spare before we had to join a tour of the local co-operative Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Day 108 : Uyuni

The main reason to visit Uyuni is to take an excursion out onto the salt flats and this is what we did today. In two jeeps we were taken from the hotel and first to a few artisan shops where we could buy textiles and also salt carvings. There was Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Day 107 : La Paz to Uyuni

Once we were away from La Paz and heading to Uyuni we started travelling on some pretty rough roads. The dirt roads were covered in layers of fine dust and the bumping and sliding causing a few people to feel unwell. I kept expecting us to come over a hill Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Day 106 : La Paz

Much of today was spent simply wandering the markets of La Paz looking for Christmas presents. We were all doing a secret Santa gift and also buying a joke gift to be distributed on Christmas day. We had a budget of $10 US for the secret Santa gift and $5 Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Day 103 : The Jungle Lodge

After breakfast we were taken out onto the plains for a nature walk. The experience felt very similar to the walking we had done in the Okavango Delta in Botswana; a large flat area of dry and cracking mud underfoot with low green vegetation and lots of empty snail shells. Read more…

By brendon, ago
Bolivia

Part 8 : Day 101 : La Paz

There is a road near La Paz called the death road. It’s a single lane dirt road carved into a mountain side and at many points there are steep drop offs of up to one hundred meters. For years it was one of the main routes towards La Paz but Read more…

By brendon, ago