The Salar Series: A Morning of Mummies

Morning greeted us bright and cold as we made our way over to the dining area for breakfast.  Temperatures had dropped so low during the night, the plumbing froze and we had no running water.  We use our bottled water to make coffee and were served pasteles: large, thin, flat pieces of fried dough, a traditional Bolivian … Continue reading

The Salar Series: Dust Storms, Dirt Roads, High Altitude Hikes, and Llamas

It is impossible to write about our Bolivian safari to the extraordinary Salar de Uyuni in a single post.  Indeed, there are the salt flats to discuss, but we saw so much more than simply salt.  We saw craters and geysers, lagoons and llamas, mummies, mountains, lakes, volcanoes, dust devils, cacti, and a train graveyard. … Continue reading

A Very Quick Trip to Copacabana

It’s a 3 hour drive from La Paz to Copacabana, a charming town overrun with backpackers on the shores of Lake Titicaca.  Known for its beautiful basilica to the Virgen de Copacabana, Copacabana is also the gateway to all things on the lake.  Because there’s so much to see on Lake Titicaca and you have … Continue reading