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  • Day144

    We spent our last day in Argentina visiting the falls. Very impressive and mesmerizing to watch. Watch out for our final update, the journey is almost at an end!

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  • Day141

    We have enjoyed a few days relaxing in Salta. We have walked around the old town centre, took a short trip up to the village of San Lorenzo (where I finally ate some Argentinean steak 😋) and managed to get out for a jog after 3 weeks of inactivity!

  • Day138

    We woke up at 4:30am and drove to see some Bolivian scenery. Quite a spectacular landscape again as we decended into the valley full of geysers and boiling mud pools. No health and safety barriers here (I need to find out if anyone had actually fallen into any of the holes). All members of our group returned safely.
    After that it was a quick dip in the thermal waters further down the road before we finished our flying visit to Bolivia.Read more

  • Day137

    A long drive through the desert today. Our driver likes playing Bolivian pan pipe music and speaks no English. Sun is extra strong even though we are at 4000m above sea level. Surprised to see so many llamas and flamengos.

  • Day136

    Early start to avoid any police road blocks before heading out onto the salt pains. Quite spectacular landscape with nothing to see for miles around. When we did spot something it was an island full of cacti. We took the typical backpacker photographs but results ain't that great 😉

  • Day135

    The curfew is stricter than imagined. We arrived into town with half the restaurants closed and practically all bars shut. There were a few people rushing around to catch the last bus out of town.

    Fortunately we found a tour company that is willing to break the curfew. The only catch is that we need to out of town before the police wake up. So another early start tomorrow!

  • Day134

    The bus was probably the worst journey so far (on a par with the Indian 6 bed cattle train) but we made it to our destination in one piece.

    It turns out there is an election on Sunday which means the country goes into lockdown, i.e no buses to anywhere. Likely to be protests as well seeing the current president / dictator recently changed the constitution to allow him to run for another term. They also impose impose strict alcohol ban for 3 days before the vote to ensure judgment isn't impaired!Read more

  • Day133

    A day spent wandering around La Paz. The Witches market sold potions for all sorts of ailments, although I'm not sure of some of the ingredients used. Calle Jean is a street with some old colonial buildings. The public transport is quite unique in this part of the world, a number of cable car lines are built throughout the city.
    Tonight we take our last night bus, splashing out with a full flat bed!Read more

  • Day131

    The Uros are a group of 90 man made islands that float on Lake Titicaca. They are made of reeds and can last up to 35 years before being abandoned. About 2000 people live here and have their own language that pre dates the Incas.

    We then visited another island where men wear red and white hats if they are single and knit items of clothing to sell to tourists. The women wear black dresses to show they are married. It's a different way of life out there!Read more

  • Day128

    After wandering through the Inca city we hiked up the mountain. The views gave us a good perspective of the lost city. The staircase up was very steep and altitude left us breathless. Hiking in the heat made us sweat and Phoebe was reluctant to have her photo taken at the top.

  • Day128

    It was another early start as the mass of tourists started queuing for the bus at 4:30am. Thankfully our hostel was close to the bus line and we made our way out at 6:30am.

    Its rainy season here but fortunately it stayed dry as we made our way to the ruins. When you arrive you can see why this city was lost for hundreds of years.

    A lot of the ruins have been reconstructed but some of the original walls are quite impressive.Read more