Things seriously do not change much in La Paz. The people are always stone-faced and busy, the city is just smelly enough to put you off, and the empanadas are forever amazing. However, a ride in the teleférico, which is a popular mode of transportation within La Paz, helped me to see the city in … Continue reading Love Sore
I went to Coroico yesterday to meet up with Grace who (to the best of my knowledge) was finishing cycling down Death Road. I got to the hostel we were supposed to meet at around 1:30 in the afternoon. She hadn't checked in yet, which was a bit concerning, but it was still early. I … Continue reading AmiGO
I only have a week left in Bolivia. Time goes by so fast, man. I did the Red Caps walking tour and was given an overwhelming amount of information about the country. On this tour were a couple of travelers that I had actually met in Sucre, making me realize it is an incredibly small … Continue reading Back to La Paz
Today, I very last minute decided to do the mining tour in Potosi. After arriving in the bus terminal from Sucre and being told I had a solid nine hours before the next bus left for La Paz, I thought “Why not?” I took my first micro bus which is basically a public taxi. Anyone … Continue reading Bummer, Man.
Grace was not better the next morning, but she was not presented many options that didn't involve jeopardizing the rest of the group’s tour. So, like the trooper she was, she left with us in the jerky, nauseating jeep. I got to see my first volcano today, many volcanos actually, both dormant and active. We … Continue reading Mirada
Our bus arrived in Uyuni at 4:30 in the morning, and we were rushed off the bus in a swarm of men and women trying to sell Salt Flat tours. Thanks to the fact that our bus was a fancy “cama” bus or bed bus, we slept decently and decided to start our tour that … Continue reading Salar de Uyuni
Off we went from Copacabana on a two-hour boat ride to Isla del Sol. Stepping off the boat, it occurred to me that this was my first time on an island. There were little cottages that dotted the hillside. The island was swarming with alpaca, donkey, and sheep, and I felt like I had been … Continue reading Electrifying Copa
It was raining this morning. Finally, there was rain in the Rainforest! Unfortunately, this made the mosquitos worse, and I woke up covered in big swollen bites. I counted later, and I had LITERALLY (I’m using this in the dictionary definition of the word, dad) over 150 bites. The activity planned for that morning was … Continue reading Never a Dull Moment
This morning I woke up to a beautiful sunrise. The clouds framed the bottom of the sky like a mountain range. They were dark clouds at first, that were soon illuminated by the first light of the sun. They turned red, and the light quickly began to hit everything in it's path. It peered through … Continue reading Anacondas, Piranhas, and Dehydration. OH MY.
There was a couple from Oxford that recommended a wonderful restaurant for breakfast to start our day that served “Granola with mangos.” Please say this out loud in your best British accent. It was very dreamy. After breakfast, we boarded the land rover with two other solo female travelers: Monique from Madrid, Spain, and Deana … Continue reading My First Day In The Amazon 5/30/2016