Monthly Archives: October 2012

Day 79: Slow Train to Brazil

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Wed.31st October 2012 What is there to do in Santa Cruz to fill half a day before we catch the overnight train to the border with Brazil? After consulting the guide books, the answer is not a lot. There is …

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Day 78: Heading Down

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Tue. 30th October 2012 It is definitely a day of mixed feelings. After nearly 4 weeks of living at over 2,000m altitude, we are finally heading down to sensible elevations again. Whilst we had got used to the altitude, there …

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Day 77: Hanging Around (Part 2)

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Mon. 29th October 2012 After yesterday’s bike and hike, it was time for paragliding – at least for me (Dave). Its not something that I have done before and we were assured that our pilot(?) was really good and that …

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Day 77: Hanging Around (Part 1)

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Mon. 29th October 2012 The day began with me hiding under the covers as Dave got up early for his Paragliding trip. I had a more leisurely, if not mundane, start to the day hanging around until 9am to collect …

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Day 76: Bike & Hike

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Sun. 28th October 2012 Sucre is a (mostly) pretty city with  lots to see and do and, as ever, our challenge was going to be to try to fit as much as possible in. Going off on a combined biking …

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Day 75: Work in Progress

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Sat.27th October 2012 This morning we have some more time to explore Potosi before catching our bus to Sucre. We wanted to get a good view of the city so headed to the Cathedral which is under repair but we …

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Day 74: Having A Blast!

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Fri. 26th October 2012 Yet another bus journey to start the day as we moved from Uyuni to Potosi. We are all a bit frazzled after having been in either a bus or a 4×4 for most of the past …

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Day 73: Hot Spring Time

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Thur. 25th October 2012 After a good, but cold, nights sleep, it is pancakes for breakfast (at 6am!) and we are loaded up into the trucks ready to start the day and see  more geological phenomena by 7. First up …

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Day 72: Lagoons–Stinky And Otherwise

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Wed. 24th October 2012 So it wasn’t the best night’s sleep ever. A mix of a rowdy French group, snorers in my room and a group clomping and banging around as they left at around 4am meant that I gave …

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Day 71: Salar De Uyuni

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Tue. 23rd October 2012 The highlights come thick and fast on this trip (which was the prime reason for choosing it) and today we start on another – a 3-day expedition out onto the Salar De Uyuni (salt flats). I …

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