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Argentina

Friday morning, we woke up late (after yet another excellent desert bonfire party in San Pedro) and had to rush to catch our all-day bus to Salta.  Some of our group went ahead to catch the bus, and some were lagging behind getting their belongings together.  I was in...

Potosí, Salar de Uyuni, and San Pedro de Atacama

We arrived in Potosí early in the morning after a long, but surprisingly comfortable night bus. We found the hotel where one of our friends had checked in the previous day and met up with him to book our tour of the infamous Potosí mine. For centuries, Potosí was the...

La Paz

Waking late from our festivities in Copacabana, we had a leisurely breakfast and boarded a bus to La Paz in the afternoon.  It was the first time in a while I was able to stay awake and enjoy the scenery from a bus.  La Paz is a huge, sprawling metropolis nestled in...

UnBoliviable

I knew I had to get to the Bolivian border before 3PM in order to get myself a visa (Bolivia has a reciprocal visa cost of $135 for US citizens… bummer for me) so that meant a very early morning (incredibly uncomfortable, miserable, dangerously cold) bus ride...

Colca Canyon

Heading south from Cuzco, our little group (not so little maybe, as I´m now travelling with 5 other people) headed to Arequipa.  We arrived in the early morning, dropped our stuff off at Los Andes hostel and walked around town for a bit.  Arequipa is a tourist...