Entering "Tupiza", southern Bolivia

Trip Start Aug 28, 2004
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Trip End Aug 2005


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Saturday, June 11, 2005

After a really cold snap in "Uyuni", it was finately time for some warmer climes... we took a very long and windy journey through some fo the most fantastic deertlike scenery southwrds thro` Bolivian Territory. It was quite different to that of the "Atacama Desert" in Chile, as there were just Cacti everywhere!! Great big Canyons all over the place and people living totally out in really isolated parts of the world, that you cannot begin to imagne are survivable in these cold winter months!! It`s fine in the daylight hours as the sun blazes away, but night time is a different story indeed!!!

"Tupiza" when we finaly arrved was a quaint if lacking in real character, as a town, but we were assited b a very confident young chap by the naame of "Nico", who helped us ot in the direction of a local Hostal, thamnks "Nico", he tok us about a short tour of the town too. All we had to our name was 10 Boliviano`s, which in sterling equates to 1.20! No ATM, and after one and a half hours of going int various places, we discovered we ccould not get a cas advance on our VISA card....HHhhm Heike is very hungry and we have barey enough for one perons food. Martin found agreat little "Ch , place on the way to the main "Plaza" and we explained our predicament. "Alfonso" the owner replied, "No problemo, you eat her and just pay me Manania", where in England would you get that kind of hositality?? Not anywhere!!

So, courtesy of "Alfonso`s" generosity and goodwill, we had one of the best meal in "Bolivia" ever, Argentinian steak and Chorizio sausages, yum!! The following day we made our way to the border town, "Villazhon".
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