05.12.2013 - 07.12.2013
With a few unfortunate delays on the way following not only my bag being stolen at the bus stop on our way out of Peru, but Justin's bag being stolen at the bus stop in Chile the following day, we finally made it to San Pedro de Attacama (sans Justin who went on a quest for a new passport).
Note to travellers: do NOT fall victim to people dropping money at your feet. Especially not two days in a row...
In San Pedro we met the rest of the Aussie crew, became a group of 7, and got ourselves organised for a tour through Bolivia!
We went with the typical three day itinerary travelling from San Pedro to Uyuni through some of the most amazing geology Bolivia has to offer.
Our journey through the salt flats included a convoy of three 4WDs.
Many of us suffered headaches and exhaustion as we reached heights of 5,000 metres on the first night of our stay in Bolivia.
We made a new friend - "England" as Jack kindly called him. I'm glad he never kept up calling us "Convicts"...
We may have given our French car friend a poor idea of Australians by playing Art vs Science - Parlez-Vous Francais? just a little too much. But at least it broke up the Bob Marley our driver had going the rest of the time!
Given I'm writing this post aboooooout five months after the tour, my memory is a little hazy on the day-to-day rundown on events, but here are some of the more amazing things we saw along the way:
Sol de Mañana - Geysers
Salar de Uyuni - Salt Flats