Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Off to the islands in the middle of Lake Titicaca. A 2 hour boat ride out, followed by a steep climb to the hostels and the summit of the mountain. All too much for me - a broken sick man by this point - I had to get a donkey to carry my rucksack! Unfortunately, through my sickness, we didn't get to see much of the island at all. My New Years Eve curse strikes once again!
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Cycling down the world's statistically most dangerous road... apparently 15 people die every year. And you can see why! One lane of traffic with lorries coming in the opposite direction round blind corners. Terrifying, exhilarating, and amazing all in one breath.
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Saturday, 27 December 2008
A rather daunting tour of the old (and still working) Silver mines in Potosi. Once one of Bolivia's wealthiest cities. Tradition dictates buying presents for the miners still working down there on a diet of almost purely coke and coco leaves. Presents include dynamite and ammonium nitrate! (Happy Christmas!)