Bolivia

Snapshots from Bolivia

Snapshots from Bolivia

Grilled trout from an undercover market on the edge of lake Titcaca Almost hourly displays of military might in Potosi Brass band practice in Uyuni Balaclava clad shoe cleaners in La Paz Rubbish strewn stretches of the Atacama Hotels, houses and even a bus stop made from salt Full skirted, hair plaited, ladies in bowler […]


Macabre superstitions

Macabre superstitions

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve come across some macabre Bolivian superstitions. An early morning trip to buy fruit in Potosi took me to the edge of the local meat market . Goats were piled high with their throats recently cut and whole cow heads were offered for sale. But a stranger stall caught […]


World’s Most Dangerous Road

World's Most Dangerous Road

Another day, another road trip.  Only today’s happened to be a 64 km mountain biking excursion down ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’ (WMDR). The road, which begins at La Cumbre (4,700 metres) and finishes at Corioco, 3,600 metres lower, was built with hand tools and dynamite at the beginning of the century as part of […]


Potosi silver mine

Potosi silver mine

At 4,070 metres Potosi is the highest city in the world. It was founded in the sixteenth century by Spanish invaders and quickly became the richest and most powerful city in South America because of one thing – silver. The mountain behind the town contained an abundance of the precious metal, and wealth from mining […]


It had to happen

It had to happen

The final day of our jeep tour, and the sight we travelled so far to see – the vast salt plains of Uyuni. The salt covers around 2,000 sq km and is currently 9 metres deep. Despite our best efforts to avoid the comedy photographs beloved by some of our fellow travellers (the Taj Mahal […]


Bolivian jeep tour

Bolivian jeep tour

After crossing the border into Bolivia we spent another two days driving across the Atacama desert in a jeep shared with three other travellers – two from Germany, one from Uruguay. Barren landscapes were studded with lagoons coloured red, black, blue, green and white by the minerals they contain. Our journey ended at a graveyard […]



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