Bolivia
Bolivia

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  • Day35

    To Uyuni - Tag 2

    April 13 in Bolivia

    Abfahrt um 08:30 Uhr zu einem anderen Mirador Laguna Colorada. Weiter zum Arbol de Piedra auf 4'350 m.ü.M. mit "vielen" anderen Touristen. Fotostopp bei Montaña de 7 Colores und enge, holprige Fahrt duch den Canyon del Paso del Inca. Hier konnten wir Viscachas füttern, was für ein Erlebnis. Vicuñas und Lamas sehen wir mittlerweile ständig. Es folgten mehrere Lagunen mit Flamingos - wir haben eine kleine Überdosis und können uns nicht mehr wirklich ab jeder Lagune erfreuen. Picknick war wiederum ausgezeichnet und so futterten wir alles leer. Die Unterkunft ist auch hier ein Abenteuer für sich - so landet man im kleinen Dorf bei irgendwelchen Einheimischen, die ein paar Zimmer zu vermieten haben.Read more

  • Day36

    Uyuni - Tag 3

    April 14 in Bolivia

    Nach dem ich die Nacht nicht ausser Reichweite der Toilette verbrachte, war ich am Morgen nicht wirklich transportfähig. So gings zu einem Hospital, wo sie mir wieder einigermassen auf die Beine halfen - zu mindest konnte so die Autofahrt in Angriff genommen werden.
    Kurzer Fotostopp bei einer tollen Kirche und beim Eisenbahnfriedhof in Uyuni bevor es dann zum Highlight- Salar de Uyuni - ging.
    Der Wind verhinderte die bekannten Reflexionen leider, tolle Bilder gibt's trotzdem.
    Gegen 18:00 kommen wir im Hostal an - ab in die Federn :)
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  • Day38

    Uyuni - ¡Adiós!

    April 16 in Bolivia

    Heute war mal wieder ausschlafen, entspannen, lesen und hemmungsloses WiFi nutzen angesagt.
    Seit langem gibts mal wieder richtig leckeres Essen :)
    Später suchten wir dann den "Busbahnhof" und begaben uns auf die lange Fahrt nach La Paz. Der Busbahnhof war eher eine Strasse, an der gefühlte 100 Busse standen, wo man nur rasch den Richtigen finden muss. Mit einer halben Stunde Verspätung fuhren wir mehr als pünktlich los. So machten wir es uns bequem - man konnte fast ganz liegen - diesen Luxus wünschte ich mir für den Rückflug :)Read more

  • Day39

    Nach einem perfekten Frühstück im Cafe del Mundo schlenderten wir durch den Hexenmarkt und dann vià Plaza San Francisco durch die Strassen von La Paz zum Mirador Killi Killi. Die Stadt hat viel Charme, so gibt es wieder mehr Bilder als vom Ort Uyuni. Die Strassen sind stets mit vielen alten, klapprigen MiniVans und Bussen gestopft und überall sitzen alte, dicke Damen in traditioneller Kleidung am Strassenrand, die ihre Sachen verkaufen wollen.Read more

  • Day44

    Salar de Uyuni: part 1

    November 18, 2017 in Bolivia

    We went for a 3 days tour, starting in the city of Uyuni, one of the most important minery cities of south America. We were in a 4x4 car with our great guide Jaime, a couple from Tunisia, Juultje, Ross, Nacho and me.

    The first day we drove through a salt desert for hours were we took of these funny pictures . We passed part of the route of the Dakar rally, went to a cactus Island in the middle of the salt dessert, see a beautiful sunset and sleep in a salt hotel to finish the day!! Nacho felt sick due a food infection, that is why he was mainly in the car and not in the pictures!Read more

  • Day45

    Salar de uyuni: part 2 - the other world

    November 19, 2017 in Bolivia

    We started the second day visiting couple of blue lagoons (situated 4200m above sea level). There we saw different species of flamengos and birds.
    After an amazing lunch seeing one of the flamengos lake we drove to "another planet". We visit the national park of "Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa" were we found amazing landscapes like a huge red lagoon, geisers inside of an old volcano's crater . It was so cool to see all these things.
    We finished the day in the best possible way , after dinner we walked from our hostel to some hot springs were the water was at 39° meanwhile the outside temperature was around 0°!! From the hot springs we could see the sky full of stars. We saw falling stars and got a lesson from Jaime about the sky constellations ,it was amazing!!

    Luckily after a good night of sleep Nacho felt better and he enjoyed the day a lot.
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  • Day43

    Bolivia

    November 17, 2017 in Bolivia

    We are so sorry that we have been so disconnected from the world the last couple of days!

    Thursday we arrived to La Paz, really late in the night. You can see that Bolivia is a poor country. There are barely paved roads. We didn't knew that we would arrive so late, we took lunch at 12:00 and arrived at 23:00 without any food! We didn't had snacks with us haha.. oopsie!

    Then we arrived and since La Paz is a big city we decided to go straight to the hotel, cause it was night and probably dangerous.

    So we went to sleep without food, diet day for us haha!

    The next day we visited the city and did a free tour. There is a big Dutch community in La Paz, quite funny. Friday night we flew to Uyuni, the south of Bolivia. We met with two friends of Iris, Juliette and Roos. They are from her study period in Utrecht. This picture is of Saturday morning before the tour starts.
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  • Day46

    Salar de Uyuni - day 3

    November 20, 2017 in Bolivia

    On the third day we woke up early and drove a lot of hours. We visited a lake and some interesting rocks of volcano stone. They got shaped by wind, water and sand.

    The picture of the flamingos is from the day before actually.

  • Day47

    El Alto

    November 21, 2017 in Bolivia

    We arrived at 6am in La Paz on Tuesday, after a 10 hour drive from Uyuni (the south of Bolvia, where we were on the border with Chile). Nacho and Iris didn't sleep much, because they were used to better buses (and Iris had to pee but the toiletdoor couldn't open haha). Roos and Juul slept good because their previous bus was even worse than this one. So when we came to the Wild Rover Hostel (which is a crazy party hostel), we decided to sleep some hours. We rested and felt ready for the day.

    We already did a free tour in La Paz, so we decided to make one in El Alto, which is a city next to (almost connected to) La Paz. It has 2 million people (La Paz only 1 even though it looks huuuge). It is really high, therefore called, El Alto.

    We went to the witch market, where they sell dead baby lamas for sacrifices, they read your life by coca leaves and many more creapy stuff.
    They really believe in a lot of things. When you "destroy" pachamama (mother earth in Quechua language), you need to sacrifice something. Small houses, animals. What do you think they do for skyscrapers? Yess, a human. Freaky right? They intoxicate a homeless person and when he is so drunk, they will burn him alive and put his ashes under the ground of the building, that is going to be built. It is so scary, but true. Superstitious in Bolivia! Pachamama.

    We took the telecabine up to this city. There are 5 in the entire city and transfers thousands of people daily. It is their way of transport, a metro is not possible to built in this city that is built in a valley.
    The telecabine is a present from the government and offcourse built by an Austrian company. Sometimes bit scary for Iris, but in general really cool.

    The cemetery is in La Paz, it is the biggest in Bolivia.
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