First I wanted to do Colca Canyon, which was a six hour bus ride away from Arequipa, on my own, but as I’ve heard, that doing all the organization through the hostel was almost the same price, I decided to do it that way. Continue reading Colca Canyon – the second deepest Canyon in the world
In the late evening I arrived in Arequipa and shared a taxi with some american guys into downtown to go into my hostel.
As I didn‘t sleep too much in Bolivia (always between 4-6 hours), it was time to get a longer sleep. That was until midday the next day. The town itself was quite similar to Sucre in Bolivia. Very relaxed and nice weather.
Continue reading Arequipa – the white city of Peru
After spending two days at the Bolivian Side of Lake Titicaca at Copacabana I decided to go to the Peruvian side to the town of Puno.
Before I heard that that Bolivian side of the lake should be nicer, but as it was raining most of the time and I got the worst accomodation ever (windy, cold and water coming in the room), I wanted to leave that place as soon as possible. Continue reading Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world
These three days should by my highlight in Bolivia.
In the morning before the tour started, I mixed up the times and waited at 7.30am instead of 10.30am in front of the office from the company. This should give me enough time for a breakfast and some “sightseeing” in Uyuni itself.
Continue reading 3 day tour through the Salar de Uyuni
After eight hours on the bus and a lunch break in Potosi, the world’s highest city (located at 4100m) I arrived in Uyuni.
Continue reading Uyuni – gateway to the saltflats
After the shock with my almost lost backbag, I arrived in Sucre at my hostel and made my way into town. It was much more relaxed and cleaner then La Paz and also the weather was much better due to the lower altitude. Continue reading Sucre – the white city of Bolivia
After two days in crazy La Paz I decided to go to Sucre. It was smaller and only at 2800m, so it was quieter and much nicer. Continue reading Road to Sucre – back to normality
Arriving in La Paz, Tjerk, Niamh and me took a taxi with another guy from the airport in El Alto to the city center of La Paz. Tjerk and me shared a room, the others went to different hostels. Continue reading two days of madness in La Paz
So there was me, Tjerk, a guy from the Netherlands, Peter, a guy from Australia and Niamh, a girl form Ireland, heading to the bus station in La Serena on Sunday. Six hours later we arrived in Santiago and checked in in our hostel. In the evening we went for dinner to the „Party-Neighbourhood“ Bellavista. The next morning we left around 7am by Taxi to the airport. Continue reading Escaping the floods – flight to La Paz
Thinking, that I could finally leave Santiago, I took a bus to La Serena, which was 500km North. My plans would have been to go stargazing and visiting a Pisco factory in the Elqui-Valley and then continue to San Pedro de Atacama to cross the border to Bolivia. But plans changed. Continue reading La Serena – or how plans completely changed…