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Laguna Colorada to San Pedro

Laguna Colorada to San Pedro

At some point in the previous few days, we  entered the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina de Eduardo Avaroa, named after one of the “heroes” of the War of the Pacific in the 19th century (which Bolivia lost, along with its pacific coast).  This national park includes...
San Juan to Arbol de Piedra

San Juan to Arbol de Piedra

Tempted though I am to fast-forward to Laguna Colorada, the story would not be complete without the “bit in between”, after we’ve left the Salar de Uyuni.  This is a 5-day section (or a day in a 4×4) bridging the gap between the places people pay to see....
Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, covering 10,500 sq km of south-western Bolivia with salt to a depth of 120m in places.  It contains 7% of the world’s lithium reserves (Elon Musk, listen up!) and is one of those must-see places on the must-see...
Sajama to Tahua

Sajama to Tahua

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend two 6,000m peaks in two days, but the forecast is set fair and, after 3 days in Sajama, we have exhausted its manifold charms; ’tis time to bag a couple of peaks and move on.    Acotango (around 40km to the south) beckons –...
La Paz to Sajama

La Paz to Sajama

Farewell Hotel Rosario, our home for the past 4 days, and hello dust, sand and freezing nights. The hotel has been pretty empty (Covid, Bolivian unrest…?) and I’d like to think the staff are shedding tears of sorrow at our departure rather than laughter. But I...