With less than a week left in my travels (at least at the time this was initially written), and almost three weeks of travel left to summarize, I find myself lacking all semblance of motivation as to continue on with my blog posts (a most-recent job application seems to have thrown reality back into my now-depressed conscious). Nevertheless, as only two more cities and one flight separate myself from the end of this amazing journey, I leave you with some sporadic highlights over the past few weeks:
Sucre - After making the disastrous decision of consuming a street-sold, spicy chorizo sandwich only minutes before my 8 hour night bus from La Paz to Sucre (a bus which lacked any onboard restroom or even restroom stops for that matter), the majority of my overnight journey was spent wide awake, avoiding any sort of movement that could spur on another type of "movement" (as well as straying from any sort of sleep which almost always inevitably led to "bathroom-seeking" missions -- Oh that smart smart brain of mine). With two days too many to spend in Sucre, one of the best kept cities in Bolivia, the highlights can be limited to one severely long, run-on sentence: Nice town, great steak dinner ($8), amazing market with fresh fruit, salteñas and more chorizos (less spicy/bathroom-inducing), only person in the dorm room so didn't meet anyone, lots of wandering. Next city!
Potosi - After months spent traveling from one altitude-inspired record location to another, I finally arrived at Potosi -- The highest city in the world (Boom!). Sitting at 13,420 feet, Potosi is famous for one highlight that brings in thousands upon thousands of tourists every week:
Tupiza - My final stop in Bolivia before the infamously-popular tour of the Salar de Uyuni (largest salt flat in the world), Tupiza was as close to the Wild West as you may ever see outside of... the Wild West. Known as a "hidden gem" in Bolivia, I leave you again with some brief, run-on sentence, highlights from my 28 hours in the city: Arrived at 3AM after an overnight bus to wander aimlessly in the freezing cold knocking on any door imaginable for a place to stay (45 minute adventure), 3 hour horse ride whereby my smaller-sized horse showed off his overly-sized Napoleon complex, Salar de Uyuni booking adventure (more on this next blog).
Onto the pics:
Next Week: Salar de Uyuni - A Photographic Adventure Into The Largest Salt Flat in the World