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Monday, February 13th, 2006

car in canyon

This town is smack dab in the middle of some of the most incredible scenery ever.  It is almost like driving through the Grand Canyon Lite version.

Tupiza rocks

car in mud


Sunday, February 12th, 2006

We visited the largest salt flat IN THE WORLD. Dang, it was big.


Salty. This building is supposed to be made out of salt.  Being skeptical, I tried it and found out that some of it was dirt.
bikes on salt flats


salt piles

train and sky

Uyuni has a train cemetery.

Dan on train

best pizza in Bolivia

Thank you thank you thank you, Chris, for the best food in Bolivia.  Chris is originally from Amherst, Massachusetts and now makes his home in Uyuni. He runs the only restaurant we came across in Bolivia with real coffee, chocolate chip cookies, bagels and delicious pizza. Get your pizza at Minuteman!

We are heading south tomorrow to Tupiza (last home of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) if the threatened strike does not come off. There are rumors that the road will be blocked and we have no interest in riling up anyone so we will stay put if the protests materialize.


Thursday, February 9th, 2006

We are in this colonial town which is known for its rich mines. We visited a working mine and brought presents for the miners. Apparently, they appreciate water, coca leaves, and, uh, sticks of dynamite.


Dan ... [Continue reading this entry]

Oruro, Bolivia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Say that ten times fast.

dressed up for Diabladas

In Oruro, we were lucky enough to stay at the home of the family of a friend. They showed us around and took care of us when we ... [Continue reading this entry]


Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
We survived "The Most Dangerous Road IN THE WORLD"! long and winding road Coroico is a little hillside town three hours from La Paz by way of the Death Road. The who, what, now? ... [Continue reading this entry]

Copacabana and nearby La Paz, la loca

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

bright dresses

masked dancers

We crossed the border from Peru to Bolivia and reached the town of Copacabana while it was in the midst of a festival, the Fiesta de la Virgen ... [Continue reading this entry]