Riding Salar de Uyuni
Trip Start Nov 22, 2005
19Trip End May 15, 2006
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1. Driving through kilometres of grass and mountains when occasionally, in the middle of nowhere, there would appear a little Boliviano walking across the fields. With not a building or vehicle in sight for hours, I couldnīt help but wonder where they were going or even where they came from.
2. Packs of llamas being tagged with pink earrings and pink bowties, which I have affectionately labelled the Gay Llama.
3. In these high altitudes they don`t have "summer", only "dry" and "rainy" seasons. Unfortunately I arrived in the "rainy" season. So much for my summer vacation.
I joined a tour group here in Bolivia
We also had a multiskilled Boliviano tour guide driving us through the lakes. He not only pumped out great tunes on his car cassette player (Total Eclipse of the Heart remixed in spanish, anyone?) but he was also able to fix the 4WD overnight when it continuously kept breaking down in the middle of the lake. Our drive back from the islands was a smooth drive with no breakdowns. Strange how the 4WD that was following us started breaking down on the drive back.