Home for me is a lot of places. It’s California where I grew up, Hawaii where I plan to move back to after my travels, and it’s Bolivia. My family’s roots are here. It’s the country I’ve been to the most. So many times I can’t even count. I love coming back. Every visit is […]
A year ago next month, I got on a plane headed to South America with a poorly packed backpack, a camera, and a passport. I remember how excited, anxious and curious I was about what was going to happen in the next few months. When I arrived in Quito, I had no plans on what […]
Llamas, flamingos, twisters and geysers…day 2 was a long one, but I saw several things I had never seen before… Like the “Arbol de piedra.” We stayed in a hotel made of salt on day 1, and drove for several hours on day 2. Way too many! On our jouney we passed by at least […]
The salt flats were great, but the best part of this trip was at night. Stargazing at the Salar is epic! Never in my life have I seen so many shooting stars…between 15-20! Incredible 😉
The train cementery was the first stop on our salt flats tour. Basically it’s like a train junkyard, but it’s fun to climb on things and take pictures there!
The food here sucks and the people in town aren’t really friendly. There are several companies that offer tours to the salt flats, so we shopped around for the best deal. We went with “Expediciones Latitudes.” and paid about $120 for our 2 day trip. The only con- our tour guide was shitty!
There isn’t much to say about Oruro. We only went there to catch the train to Uyuni, and in my opinion staying there one night is one too many. The train on the other hand was suprisingly more than pleasant. I highly recommend eating the filet mignon, while watching the sunset. Yum yum in my […]
The original plan to Santa Cruz involved us on a 16 hour bus ride from Cochabamba, but that changed when my tio Jaime and cousin Marco said we could go with them. I can’t even explain how much fun we had during the next few days!!! We celebrated Marco’s birthday in SC, and drove through […]
The ride to Cochabamba was looong and tiresome, but we made it their safely, which isn’t always guaranteed when your on a Bolivia bus. We stayed with my grandfather and uncle Pepe at my great grandmothers house. I haven’t been there in 20 years and I remember playing there as a little kid. She is […]