Buenos Aires to La Paz, part three

The rest of this G Adventures tour brought us through Potosí, Sucre and La Paz the final stop on this leg of the trip. Potosí is a silver mining town in Bolivia. There is an incredibly sad history here dating back to when the Spanish were taking advantage of the indigenous people and their natural…

The scariest car ride ever AKA escape from Uyuni

We were due to leave Uyuni at 8.30am. We had gotten up, packed and made it to breakfast and were duly told that there had been landslides overnight blocking the road to Potosí. Not only that, some of the local people had set up road blocks in protest against the government(?). So over the course…

Buenos Aires to La Paz, part two

The Bolivian desert crossing and the salt flats This deserved a post all on it’s own! Day one: We left San Pedro in high spirits but in no better weather. We arrived at the Chilean side of the border crossing in the town to stamp out only to find that the office was closed as…

Cheap as chips hair dye…

I’d almost forgotten! Whilst in Buenos Aires we picked up some hair dye from a local pharmacy. They sell professional dyes both the colour and peroxide creams for a fraction of the price in the UK. We were so surprised to see it! I picked up some extra dye for my roots as well as…

Buenos Aires to La Paz, part one

This leg of the trip involved a 2 week G Adventures tour, creatively called Buenos Aires to La Paz, going from Buenos Aires in Argentina to La Paz in Bolivia. I’m splitting it into a few posts since it was a pretty hectic/ crazy trip! After our few days in the sweltering heat of Iguazú,…

Getting drenched at IguazĂș

Two nights and 48 hours were all we had in Puerto Iguazú. And frankly, we could and probably should have made better use of our time here.  We stayed at the Boutique Hotel de la Fonte. It was a seriously nice hotel. The rooms are all in these little bungalows and spread out through the…