You can do it Bernie!!

Trip Start Apr 09, 2010
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Trip End May 29, 2010


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Monday, May 3, 2010

Another travel day I´m afraid, the highlight of which was a pretty stream we stopped by for lunch.

We got to our destination, which was called Uyuni, just after dark and it couldn´t have come any sooner, as our truck (who´s called Bernie if you weren´t aware) conked out right outside our hotel. By unlucky coincidence, the hotel is situated next to a military base and the Bolivian military don´t take kindly to 20 tonne trucks breaking down outside them. The last time it happened (it has happened more than once apparently), the truck driver got arrested.

The problem was the starter motor, which had ironically been replaced in Cusco a few weeks ago.That got sorted, but then the handbrake had locked itself on. A bit of a worrybut it got sorted out the next day, so no arrests were made.

That evening we had a great pizza at the restaurant at the hotel, which happens to be "the world´s highest restaurant". We´re hitting all the highs on this trip I tell you.
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