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Aug 3, 2005 - South West Tour (including Salt Pans)

The southwest of Bolivia is a high arid landscape out of a science fiction movie. It's bleak and barren, and fantastic. Although most of land is above 4000 meters (13,000 feet), it was once covered by huge inland seas. They've mostly evaporated, leaving behind deserts, dried up salt lakes, sulpher-filled brackish lakes full of flamingos, hot springs, geysers, bubbling mud pools, and volcanoes...... ...and for the princely sum of $100 each we got to go on a 4 day tour around this area, sharing a Toyota Landcruiser with 6 other people and...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Jun 10, 2005 - Pooey Bolivia

Well, there isn't a lot we can say about Bolivia, mainly because we didn't get to spend much time there... Unfortunately, it has been subject to considerable civil unrest, blockades and occasional bursts of dynamite in the streets. Before entering Bolivia, we did a great deal of research (and ended up none the wiser) about whether it was safe-feasible etc. Accurate information was hard to gather, but as we were only venturing into the most southern region we thought we'd be OK. So, we decided to chance it and head into Bolivia anyway....

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