For my final day in Bolivia, I wanted to take a closer look into the region’s ancient history. Tiwanaku is the site of a once thriving Pre-Columbian civilization that died out long before it’s discovery by Spaniards in the mid 1500’s. Continue reading “Tiwanaku, Bolivia”
La Paz is a crazy, fascinating city. I was reminded while wandering the streets of La Paz of a quote from the movie Clueless that I think describes the city perfectly. “She’s a full-on Monet… It’s like the painting, see? From far away, it’s okay, but up close, it’s a big old mess”.
Ok, maybe that’s a little harsh. Continue reading “La Paz, Bolivia”
The Pampas – another difficult post for narrowing down photos to share. I have a hard time weeding through the wild-life photos. Continue reading “The Pampas”
I do not even know how to begin this post. It has been a week since my 3 days in the jungle – and I feel like I haven’t fully left it. This was undoubtedly one of the top highlights of my travels. And I will definitely be returning for more. Continue reading “The Jungle – The Bolivian Amazon”
From Sucre (click to read about my time in the city), it is possible to venture out of the city to visit breathtaking mountainscapes. I debated between hiking to see dinosaur footprints, or rock paintings. I opted for the rock-painting hike, but I would have done both if I had more time. Continue reading “Pumamachay and Incamachay”
I do not believe that I can give an honest assessment of what the city of Sucre is like. It would be like a tourist in New York spending 5 days in the city without ever leaving midtown, except to visit upstate for a day. This is essentially what my time was like in Sucre. I spent entire days only in the city center. I can however say that I really enjoyed my time in Sucre, and if my travel time was not becoming increasingly limited, I would have like to spend a lot more time there. I think it may be my favorite of the big cities I have visited in South America so far. Continue reading “Sucre, Bolivia”
Day 2, more beauty, more mountains, more deserts, more alpacas, fewer trees, fewer and fewer and fewer signs of life. I was actually quite astounded by the complete lack of human touch that stretched on for hours and hours, days in fact. Continue reading “Bolivian Jeep Tour, Day 2”
The main thing I was looking forward to in Bolivia was the 4 day Jeep trek. I did not know a ton about it beforehand. I knew that every traveler I met who was heading to Bolivia, was heading there for this trek. I also knew I would end up at Salar De Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat) at some point during the journey. I do not know exactly what I expected, but I did not expect Bolivia to be filled with so much natural beauty. My trek from Tupiza to Uyuni was absolutely one of the coolest things I have ever done. For this post, I will share my experience from Day 1 of 4. Continue reading “Bolivian Jeep Tour, day 1”
This post is about my first impression of Bolivia. In fact, just entering Bolivia was a weird experience. So I will start there, at the Argentinian/Bolivian border. Continue reading “Welcome to Bolivia”
I am sad to report that this is my final blog post of Argentina (for now). This region has something for everyone. A big city, a rich historical background, and unimaginable natural beauty. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of San Salvador de Jujuy, hike incredible mountain trails, horse-back ride through Pacha Mama (Mother-Nature), salivate over traditional regional foods, be enchanted by the many charming little towns, and feed your knowledge by visiting historical sites.