many days are gone since the last update of my blog. In the last days I was quite busy with the preparation of the Christmas time in Montevideo. We celebrated Christmas with the poor children of the are where I was working and they truly enjoyed it! Thanks to some donation we got, Santa Claus could exist for the too!
Just after Christmas I started my trip flying to Santa Cruz de la Sierra and after a short visit, I continued towards Sucre. The historical centre of the city is wonderful and truly worth a visit. But cities were not my big aim when I flew to Bolivia. So I couldn't wait to continue my trip. Get on bus and go up to 4500m between colourful and isolated valley, crossing some small villages up on the mountains with their mud houses and with the women wearing their typical colourful dress carrying their children on their backs.
Fortunately and quite surprisingly the altitude was never a problem, so I was springing here and there without having to stop every two steps :)
After this long bus trip among those deserted valley I got there...I got to Uyuni. I don't think the name will tell you a lot, at least I had never heard about it before but it was an incredible place. In Uyui you can see the biggest salt flat in the world. I don't want to tell you much about the place...just look at the pictures to understand why I found it so incredible :)
Not to bad, isn't it? :)
After enjoying this impressive show of the nature, I was ready to get on the death train to Villazon. I don't know what the name satys for, maybe it's because the train was travelling (more bumping then traveling!) at 4000m across valleys and mountains crossing spots where you had the impression of flying because you couldn´t see the bottom of the hole we were passing by...an eventually...Argentina! I cross the border with no problem this time! I'm in the Jujuy region on the 1st of December 2014! UHM???? What??? Nein!!! Another time again!!! The custom officer didn't change the months when he stamped my passport...so I crossed on the 1st of January and on my passport stays now 1st December 2014 :( Unfortunately, when I noticed it I was already too far away...hope tomorrow at the airport everything will be solved politely...
During these Argentinian days I could enjoy the breathtaking Jujuy and Salta area...always staying between 1000 and 4700m...a truly experience!
Ok. Unfortunately, I've to leave you...I was stealing a computer at the reception of the hostel I'm staying at, and now they are kicking me away...
See you soon!