Monthly Archive: May, 2011

La Paz and Copacabana, Bolivia

I began to wonder if I should have been a little more selective when I bought my bus ticket.  A variety of companies offered service from Sucre to La Paz, and all the… Continue reading

Potosí and Sucre, Bolivia

The three-day trip from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni had been such a high – literally and figuratively – that I felt a little deflated when it ended.  Matthew and Natacha left… Continue reading

4WD Tour from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia, Part 2

On the second day of our trip I barely made it out of bed in time to watch the sun rise.  Our group ate a quick breakfast as our drivers defrosted the SUVs… Continue reading

4WD Tour from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia, Part 1

I walked to the Estrella del Sur office a little before 8am.  Three other people were already there waiting for our tour to start:  Matthew and Natacha, a friendly French couple in their… Continue reading

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (Second Visit)

Freezing in the thin, cold air at the El Tatio geyser field made it clear that I needed to adjust my wardrobe.  Up until that point I’d been fine with mostly T-shirts and… Continue reading

Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile (Plus Guest Blog)

Marie and I spent just one night in Santiago before catching a bus to Valparaiso, the “cultural capital” of Chile and its second-largest city.  Valparaiso is on the coast, only 120 kilometers west… Continue reading

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, Part 2

Marie and I knew we had to wake up early, but there’s a difference between the idea of the alarm going off at 3:30am and the reality of the alarm going off at… Continue reading

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, Part 1

From Puerto Varas I took an 11-hour night bus to Santiago.  It was the nicest bus I’d ever been on in my life, with a wi-fi connection, a power outlet for my laptop,… Continue reading