Uyuni

Bolivian Expectations: Hostels

backpacking

As I was preparing for traveling through Bolivia, I noticed that there was very little information on what I might find there. I know that not knowing what to expect and figuring it out upon arrival can be part of the fun of travel. But sometimes a little preparation allows you to make the most […]

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Amor Fati?

Bolivia

August 12, 2009 As the bus drove away from Uyuni, I looked behind to watch the distance between me and the salt flat grow larger until it disappeared from view. I turned forward to an unknown adventure. I’d slept on my decision, and knew I’d made the right choice to leave the Salar de Uyuni […]

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Laugh to Keep from Crying

Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni - Salt Mounds

August 11, 2009 As we approached Uyuni, I could see light peaking through the curtain. I pushed it back so I could wipe the water off the window. But the water didn’t move. It wasn’t water, it was ice. It had literally been a freezing cold night.  Needless to say, no one on the bus […]

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Down and Out in La Paz

Bolivia

August 10, 2009 I had fun plans for my last day in La Paz, but ended up spending the whole day trying to resolve my money issues. My ATM card was gone. Though my trip was winding down, I didn’t have enough cash to complete it. I went from bank to bank trying to figure […]

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