Tagged With: Bolivia

Adventure Update #6: Uyuni

Our final Bolivia excursion was a 3-day/2-night tour of Salar de Uyuni (the largest salt flat in the world) and the surrounding areas. I’ll be writing this post as I go along,however I suspect I won’t write too much – Uyuni is a place where pictures are worth way more than the standard thousand words.

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Every day, these guys help the public to cross busy roads during the rush hour in La Paz, Bolivia:

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Adventure Update #5: Copacabana

I’ve heard that it’s the hottest spot north of Havana, but unfortunately the Copacabana that Harry and I visited this weekend was incredibly cold! It’s hard to believe that I was seeing frozen car windows and frost on the ground when barely a week ago I was lounging topless on the sundeck of a boat.

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How to Annoy Border Police

Harry and I are currently spending a few days in Copacabana (full blog post coming soon here) and today we decided to take advantage of our proximity to the border and head over to Peru for an afternoon. Our motivations were simple: more passport stamps, and another county to name-drop!

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TG#7 – Planking (Photo 3)

Planking on the Isla del Sol, an island in Lake Titicaca (Copacabana, Bolivia):

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So Much Fail

Today I am in Copacabana, Bolivia. Harry and I decided to go looking for our fellow volunteers Hayley and Tara, who are also in Copacabana. Several hours later we realised an important fact. They are in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. -headdesk-

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Adventure Update #4: The World’s Most Dangerous Road

Our first main activity in Bolivia: mountain biking down the World’s Most Dangerous Road, also known as Death Road and the Devil’s Highway.

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Bolivian Food Prices

The price of food in Bolivia astounds me. Here are a few examples, with prices converted to GBP, of what I’ve eaten lately: Fried chicken, chips, plantain and a Sprite (similar to a KFC deal) – £2.40 Steak burger with the trimmings – 90p Regular burger with the trimmings – 60p Jelly pudding with whipped … Continue reading »

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Adventure Update #3: The Long Road to La Paz

After taking the boat from Manaus to Porto Velho, Harry and I embarked on a long journey to La Paz in the heart of Bolivia.

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“The Adventure” (+ Cool Map)

Click here to read all Adventure-related posts At the end of our service as teachers, volunteers in Guyana get roughly five weeks of holiday before we fly back to the UK. Some choose to stay in their projects, some explore more of Guyana, and some decide to travel further afield. Harry and I have decided … Continue reading »

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