Bolivia
Chuvica

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day16

    Uyuni Roadtrip II (Bolivien)

    October 7 in Bolivia

    Die Nacht war glücklicherweise doch nicht so kalt wie befürchtet, aber auf 3.500m zu übernachten setzt meinem Kopf ordentlich zu: Koka-Blätter kauen und viel trinken!

    Aber auch heute hat sich das frühe Aufstehen und die Höhenkrankheit gelohnt. Kakteen und Lamas so weit das Auge reicht und angenehme Temperaturen um die 25 Grad.

    Der Canyon war dann aber doch ein wenig zu hoch für mich und nicht ganz mit meiner Höhenangst zu verbinden, aber dennoch ein traumhafter Ausblick. In der Geisterstadt gab es dann nichts außer zerfallene Gebäude und ein Kiosk mit Kaktusbier: schmeckt :D

    Morgen früh geht es dann schon um 4 Uhr zum Sonnenaufgang in die Salzwüste, vorher übernachten wir aber im Salzhostel: Wände, Böden und Treppen sind aus Salz, aber das beste ist: es gibt warme Duschen!

    Ich treffe hier auch alle Leute aus den Hostels in Valpariso und La Serena wieder, scheinbar haben wir alle die gleiche Route!
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  • Day10

    Salt hotel stay

    October 9, 2017 in Bolivia

    Riding the luck wave.. Here we go...
    Just at the exit of the salt plains where the other vehicle left us, we found a place to stay.
    Hold your breath!!
    It was a salt hotel (Hostal Don Carlos). Everything made out of salt. Also, it wasn't like one of those fancy places charging hundreds of USDs for a night. We paid 260 b$ for the room, the dinner and the breakfast.Read more

  • Day11

    Cueva Diablo? Infierno? or Galaxias?

    October 10, 2017 in Bolivia

    Over dinner, when we had told the people at the hostel that we had gone to the Cueva Diablo, tgey were surprised and told us that the Cueva Diablo was just around the corner from the hostel about 50 mts away.
    We didn't know what to make of it but still decided to go and check it out. The cave is generally locked and the keys are with Don Anastasio (one of the neighbors).
    We went to ask for the keys after the breakfast but were told by his wife that he was away to Uyuni for some camp and will be coming in the evening only. We still decided to go to the cave and see if something could be done. Sure enough, it was locked with no alternate way to enter. We were very disappointed at not being able to enter.
    We decided to go back to the barrier to ask about the Galaxias Cave or if there was any alternate way to enter the cave nearby which actually had the sign (Cueva Infierno) outside.
    Our lucky angel strikes again... 😇😇😇
    As we were talking to the guards at the barrier, we head a most amazing rattling noise followed by what sounded like a steam engine chugging towards the barrier. The guards informed that the car coming was of Don Anastasio's and that we would be able to visit the case.
    The car was an amazing piece of engineering. It was really a surprise it was moving at all. We were shocked at even thinking that this moving piece of car parts could even travel to Uyuni. The front windshield was half broken and he had taped a normal glass to the rest of it.
    We were happy to been provided the opportunity to visit the cave just in time. Another min or so and we would have missed Don Anastasio and would have been on our way to Cueva Galaxias.
    He opened the cave for us.
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  • Day11

    Cueva Infierno - inner chambers

    October 10, 2017 in Bolivia

    Inside the inner chambers of the cave, there were some very beautiful, fine and delicate fossilized corals. That had been formed under the water when the salar had still been an ocean. It really was breath taking. Something that neither of us had ever seen before

  • Day11

    Cueva Infierno

    October 10, 2017 in Bolivia

    Inside the cueva Infierno, there was a board saying Cueva Galaxias. This was damn confusing now. Everyone at the hostel called it Cueva Diablo, the board outside said Cueva Infierno and inside was the board Cueva Galaxias.
    In any case, it was a beautiful cave with amazing fossilized corals and under sea formations.
    Many places, we had to go down on our fours to crawl through to the inner chambers.
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