It still baffles me how many people do this route like this, as there really isn’t any real roads for most of it, and it really is 3 days of going across a desert to cross into another country. 1,866 more words
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Oh getting to the Salinas Grandes from Cachi was somewhat of a nightmare. The road we wanted to take we were advised against it since it consisted of crossing some rivers, which we only had a small rental car and was not suitable, so we took the long way and then an even longer way down an “ex” route 40 which means they have not maintained the road since there is now a new one and the gravel road was in horrible shape. 195 more words
Rarely do you want to stay on a bus when you’ve already passed 10 hours in a seat. But it’s 5am in chilly Uyuni, and you immediately crave the warmth of the bus as you start collecting your luggage and wonder what the heck you’ll do as you wait for the sun to rise. 1,567 more words
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
Most people think of Bolivia as a poor country, and they are right.
The rugged landlocked nation nestled between Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru and Chile has one of the lowest per capita incomes in the continent, and more than 75 percent of its 11 million people live in abject poverty. 528 more words