Monthly Archives: November 2010

Northwest Argentina

We had an inauspicious introduction to Argentina. First, the border crossing took about seven hours. That was mostly our fault–we didn’t have our Argentine motorcycle insurance lined up ahead of time. But it was compounded by the looooonnnnng Argentine lunch … Continue reading

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Uyuni to Argentina

From Uyuni we headed for Potosi.  The road is being paved, so it was an easier drive than we had when we first entered Bolivia.  We saw a range of terrain before arriving in Potosi.  Potosi has been an active … Continue reading

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Salar de Uyuni

We spent a day in Uyuni, taking care of some errands and enjoying a relaxing day.  The next day, we set out to explore Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world.  The expanse is amazing.  During the … Continue reading

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Trains

Given the state of the roads in Bolivia, trains have a lot to recommend.  And they are active, at least in southwest Bolivia.  Both Uyuni and Tupiza have active train service.  However, given the long history of  trains here, there’s … Continue reading

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Into Bolivia

(Administrative note:  It’s been almost two weeks since we’ve had decent internet, so there’s a bit of a backlog of pictures to show you.  I think there’s probably four posts worth.  Then things should go back to a normal posting … Continue reading

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Altitide

Now, everybody knows that you should ascend to high altitudes gradually to give your body a chance to acclimatize. That’s all fine in theory, but it doesn’t always work out in practice. Here’s what happened with us: We had decided … Continue reading

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Desert

We stayed two nights in Pisco Elqui.  Sometimes, when you are out exploring the world, the right thing to do is read by the pool for an afternoon.  But then we were ready to head off again. When we reached … Continue reading

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