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Four days on the Southwest Circuit – A Photo Essay

The Laguna Colorada, Southwest Bolivia, South America

The Laguna Colorada, Southwest Bolivia, South America

The so-called “Salar de Uyuni” tour actually covers a much larger area than the Salar de Uyuni itself … On a four day tour, we only spent half a day in the Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt lake in the world. Truly, this is the highlight of the tour. But nevertheless, the other 3.5 days took us through absolutely amazing sceneries. Continue Reading →

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On The Tracks Of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

Near Huaca Huanusca: here died "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid", South West Bolivia, South America

Near Huaca Huanusca: here died “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid”, South West Bolivia, South America

“Kid, the next time I say let’s go to someplace like Bolivia, let’s go to someplace like Bolivia”, Paul Newman to Robert Redford in the film Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. There starts a legend! The outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, better known as Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, came to southern Bolivia in August 1908 and started robbing banks there. But they soon learned of a far more interesting target: the payroll of a mine-company, 480.000 USD, was to be transported by mule from Tupiza to Quechisla, and poorly guarded at that! Continue Reading →

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Breathtaking Tupiza

Canyon del Inca, near Tupiza, Bolivia

Canyon del Inca, near Tupiza

Tupiza is a small and rural town mainly living from agriculture and mining. Tourism is only a very recent phenomenon: the first tourism agency here, the highly recommendable Tupiza Tours, opened 12 years ago and has remained without competition until 3 to 4 years ago. Now the number of tourists is increasing very fast, partly because of the astonishing countryside around this town. Another important reason is that travel agencies here offer much more reliable tours to the Salar de Uyuni than the ones in Uyuni, where problems have immensely increased in the past 18 months. Continue Reading →

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Rough Trip From Sucre To Tupiza

In the South of Bolivia, you only find terrible bumpy dirt road ... This is the main link from Potosi to Argentina!

In the South of Bolivia, you only find terrible bumpy dirt road … This is the main link from Potosi to Argentina!

Immediately after returning from Tarabuco in the afternoon, I left Heidi to her Spanish class and started out for my journey to Tupiza, in the very scenic south of Bolivia. Continue Reading →

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