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Jan 23, 2018 - Tuesday now 2 months on the road and going out on Uyuni Salt Falts

TToday is Tuesday and I have been updating the blog for the past three hours,, it is now 08:00 Alison now ready for breakfast. Today is our two months on the road and we start the day at the largest salt production facility, which consisted of a wood heated plate 2m X 1m , a mechanical grinder and a plastic bag sealer using gas. We also learn that because it is so pure that they have to add yoyo. Now yoyo is either iodine or translated to urine. I hope it is the former and not the latter. Anyhow they produce over a ton a week, who uses or...

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Jan 23, 2018 - Monday 21st Bolivia Day 2 heading towards Uyuni

woke at 5am feeling slightly dehydrate and light headed, expecting to be frozen but was surprisingly warm in our room. Today's adventures took us through the inca trail pass down to three more lakes, each exceptional beautiful with volcanic backdrops everywhere. We saw a number of southern Viscacha through the rocky valley a local cross between a rabbit, rat and small kangaroo. On the last lake there were 100,s of flamingoes Andian, Chilean and Jame's, after there we're 100's of photographs. We travelled through breathtaking scenery...

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Aug 30, 2017 - Sol de Mañana

Up early this morning at 4.30 to leave at 5.30. No need for a shower as there isn't one! Breakfast is cold pancakes and warm coffee, a good combination. As we come out to pack the vehicle, Freddie is warming up the 4x4 with a tarp over the front grille. It got down to minus 17C so special care for the car as there are no service stations out here. Looking up we can now see a perfect sky without the moon or any artificial light interfering. We can see all the stars, including the southern cross and the Milky Way. The stars are so bright and...

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Nov 25, 2016 - Les Grands Salar(Grands Lacs salées)

Bonjour à Tous, On en entend parler, on les voix à la télé sur dès canaux comme Évasion ou National Géographique et autres. Ils sont mythiques, on ne peu aller en Bolivie sans passer par les Grands Salar. Dont, le plus grand au monde, le Salar Uyuni. Il y a aussi le Salar Coipasa, pas très loins du plus grand, moins de 50 km au Nord. Il est lui aussi pas mal grand si vous regardez une carte. Comme je disais pas très loins !!! Par contre, le traverser et en ressortir pour atteindre le plus mythique demande une patience et une bonne dose...

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Nov 24, 2016 - Premier tour de pédales en Bolivie

Si près du Lac Titicaca, je me devais d'y faire un tour afin de me baigner... La route a bien été, 65 km plus loin et me trouvant un peu trop charger au sortir de La Paz. Cependant, de El Alto sa descend en majorité jusqu'à mon objectif l'île Cojata ou un petit chemin de terre la relie avec le bord. Alors que je pensais me saucer, bien voilà ma surprise que des quenouilles, que des grenouilles, que de l'eau rouille... pas possible de se sauver, se laver ou patauger !!! Par contre, un comité d'accueil m'attendais si l'on peu dire. En ce...

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May 13, 2016 - Back To Uyuni

This morning is a very early start we are up at 5:00am a bit of breakfast and load up the 4x4's and are on the road by 5:30 and it very cold and dark, LOL. We are now at 4900 m (15,680 ft) and there is snow in drifts on the road as it begins to get light we can see areas of more snow our first stop for the day is at the Sol de Manana geyser basin at 4950m it has hot stream coming out of the ground and boiling pots of mud. Here we see the sun rise with the early morning sun coming through the stream. Then off to the Termas de Polques a hot...

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South America 2016

May 12, 2016 - Southwest Circuit

Up early this morning still no power so again breakfast by candles, packed up our 4x4 to head into the high plains, today I switch 4x4 and travel with the 5 people who joined our group 3 young men from the UK and 2 young women one from Canada the other from Aust. Now we are traveling in the high treeless Andean desert south of the salt flats heading toward the Chilean border lots of volcanos are in this area most are not active but we could see smoke coming from one of them, we lots of vicunas (a wild llama), lots llamas, and a couple lakes...

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May 11, 2016 - Salar de Uyuni the salt flats

This morning was a later start from the hotel so after breakfast it was out for a little shopping, got big bottle of water and some snacks for the trip into the salt flats, and also got a wool poncho as it is quite cold here in the mornings. Back to the hotel and take my bag down to lobby check out and load into our Toyota land cruiser for the trip each one has 6 people plus the driver, as we are a group of 13 people we pick up another 5 people, we are now a group of 18. The first stop is the train Cemetery on the outside if the town, this...

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May 10, 2016 - Uyuni

This morning after breakfast we are off to the town of Uyuni and a trip to the salt flats will be about a 9 hour drive to get there, and for the next few days will not have much internet so will be up dating we I can. see on the flip side. The trip to Uynui took about 8 hours driving across the high plains of Bolivia see lots of small farms along the way raising llama, cattle, sheep and growing some small grains. Along the way we saw small heads of vicuña a wild llama, and watched the changing landscape before reaching Uyuni around 4:30 in...

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Jun 26, 2015 - Salt Flat Tours - Our Amazing journey to Bolivia

We had an early morning wake up call to be picked up for our 3 days salt flat tour, which takes us from Chile into Bolivia. The minibus picked us up at half 7 and we were joined by Tom and Tom, 2 English guys from Sheffield and Stephan from California. We would now be together for the next few days everyone seemed really nice. We drove to immigration and then the Bolivian boarder. At the Bolivian boarder we were met by a Bolivian guy, Nefi in a 4x4. As we went to get stamped into Bolivia, he set up breakfast for us and it was so nice. We...

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May 15, 2015 - Uyuni, Bolivia

Made my way from La Paz to Uyuni yesterday included 2 1/2 hour bus ride and 8 1/2 hour non stop train ride. Scenery was amazing and monotonous. From the near desert plains to seeing flocks of pink flamingos and heards of llamas, passing many nearly deserted mud brick, small towns stradeling the train tracks. My hotel, La Jardine (probably the nicest hotel in town at $60 US) is very nice but not very warm. Still slept good under comforter, alpaca blanket and my coat, wool scarf and sweatshirt. Didn't notice until this morning that there was...

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Jul 17, 2014 - Bolivia's highlights - Salt flats,Deserts & Mines

Our last entry was on Saturday 5th July and we were in La Paz. We joined Scott, Herma and Sebastian and went to a Dutch owned restaurant where the Holland v Costa Rica football match was showing. Unfortunately the room which had a large projected screen was very full and airless. We decided to say our goodbyes and abandoned the restaurant at half time. We watched the remainder of the match in our hotel room which defiantly turned out to be the right decision as the match went to penalties. We would like to congratulate the Dutch team on...

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