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Breathless Potosi and Heritage listed Sucre

Potosi sits at an altitude of 4090m. We recently spent three nights there in Koala Den Hostal recovering from our four day tour and taking it easy with the altitude. We decided not to go on a mine tour, especially after see the documentary The Devil’s miner.   Sucre is just beautiful, a heritage listed…

Ugly Uyuni

“Seemingly built in defiance of the desert-like landscape, Uyuni stands desolate yet undaunted in Bolivia’s southwestern corner. Mention Uyuni to a Bolivian and they will whistle and emphasize ‘harto frío’ – extreme cold. Yet despite the icy conditions, which are compounded by the fact that, no matter how you plan it, you always seem to…

Spectacular Salar de Uyuni

Day four began early at 5.30am with a drive across the salt lake to see the sunrise.     We then hiked on the island of Inca Huasi, covered in 6000 cacti.   An accident was bound to happen! Breakfast was a picnic in this beautiful location – everyone had the same idea!   Our…

A beautiful backwater and a tacky tourist attraction

For two nights we headed up into the mountains to Iruya, a gorgeous little village at an altitude of 2780m where we stayed with the Asunta family.               We spent our last night in Argentina in Humahuaca and visited what we considered to be the most over rated tourist…

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