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Fri
11
Jun '10

The Atacama Exodus and the famed Chile Border Crossing; Uyuni Day 3

There were no neighbors. Just piles of rocks and holes in the ground. The fart smell of steam, the welcome scent of gas cans in orange pyramids on top of the jeeps. The Atacama Geysers. This morning was cold, as I mentioned before, and nearly lightless. The geysers that had drawn us out of bed […]

Fri
11
Jun '10

The Atacama High Desert; Day 2 of Uyuni Tour

It’s cold. The kind of cold that makes you think about what good firewood the bodies of your friends would make. We are all just meat popsicles. I can see my breath in the air in front of computer screen. We had two hours of power earlier from a gas generator somewhere on the premises […]

Thu
13
May '10

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

All night bus rides have become something of a specialty of mine. So has getting ripped off. Luckily, when leaving La Paz for the second time, my wonderful hosts gave me yet another piece of superlative advice. If you go to the bus terminal and buy your bus ticket for Uyuni there, instead of paying […]

Thu
13
May '10

Rurrenebaque and Bolivian Magic

Rurrenebaque is the best part of Bolivia. Aside from dynamite, because dynamite is just all around excellent. This includes the surrounding jungles and is, of course, a sweeping generalization. Getting to Rurrenebaque is rather easy from La Paz if you are willing to invest either the time or money; 20 hours on a bus, or$ […]

Mon
10
May '10

La Paz, Bolivia

I have heard from many people what a nice city this is. Then upon further probing, everyone seems to say they thought it would be a rathole and it turned out to be decent. I came into it the same way. Let me tell you, you may not want to spend extended amounts of time […]

Thu
22
Apr '10

Cocaine, the Peruvian Police, and bus companies that Suck!

Never, ever, ride with the Litoral bus company. Also, please plan ahead when attempting a border crossing. Details as follows. In the lobby at Loki I caught a glimpse of possible one of the most unique faces I have ever seen. I remembered it from the thermal baths near Machu Pichu, both Mauricio and I […]