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Margo2Americas
22nd Apr 2017 - 2nd May 2017
End of Peru. Bolivia

This feels like a long time ago since I updated. Well, we have travelled in the south of Peru, along the lake Titicaca before entering Bolivia. All very straight forward at the border. We visited the ruins of Tiahuancu, then went in the Valley around Sorata. We drove through La Paz, city built on each side of the mountains , all of red bricks construction. The main centre is in the valley of the river La Paz. We did stay in a little Colibri camping overlooking at the river, near the Valley of the moon. There is a télécabin system to see the city. Then we drove south to Uyuni , the base to visit the Salar de Uyuni. , the largest and highest salt lake in the world. We slept one night in the middle of the Salar, amaizing. The night sky was very illuminated by the millions of stars. The Dakar rally came this way in 2016 and there is a monument at the entry of the Salar. Then we had to come back to the town to have the car washed and treated. The following destination was the south West , visiting the Réserva National Eduardo Avora with high mountains and coloured lagunes. All the roads were dirt and lots of corrugations in places. This is called the Lipez road. It took us 5 days to arrive in Tupiza and around 800 kms. but it was an amaizing trip. A lot of tourists in 4x4 Toyota Landcruisers doing tours of this region, mainly young French travellers! We experienced very cold nights, having frost on the windows in the car as we were over 4000m most of the nights. We appreciated the good mérinos thermal underwears from Australia! We now are in Tupiza, nice little town in the valley, and it is a lot warmer, so today has been a no driving day, washing and cleaning....we are planning to go towards Tarija, where they grow wine  before going to Argentina. I cannot connect my laptop to the internet to add photos at the moment, but they will come....



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Diary Photos

Bolivia

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Ruins of Tiahuancu

Church in Tiahuancu

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View of Lake Titicaca

View from camping in Sorata

Guarding the sheep

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Local car wash in river

Potato crop at over 4000m

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Red quinoa crop

At a roundabout

Quinoa farming

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The Dakar monument after the 2016 stage in the salar

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The flag monument from the Dakar rally

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In the Salar opposite the sunrise

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No signs here, just following othe vehicles traks

Daniel trying to keep his handswarm at the vents

A rocky island in the middle of the Salar, with cactuses

Eating the classic salad plate on the salar, a good soup would have been better....

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The colored lagune

Rock formation in the shape of a tree

The main road

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Bolivian donkeys

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