Bolivia

In August and September 1999 Emma and I toured Bolivia by bicycle and bus. We flew from London to Miami with American Airlines and then on to La Paz, arriving the next day.

After two nights in La Paz we took the bus south to Oruro and set off cycling. We camped the first night near Huanuni but found the going to be more difficult and less scenic than anticipated. So the next day we took the bus back to Oruro and then on, overnight, to Uyuni.

From Uyuni we cycled out on to the Salar de Uyuni for three days' riding, camping the second night at Isla Pescado. Afterwards we took the bus to Potosí for 3 nights, and then back to La Paz (via Oruro). We cycled out to Tiahuanaco and then on to Lake Titicaca, after which we took the bus to Sorata before finally returning to La Paz for the flights home.

We stayed at Hostal República, La Paz, wild camped near Huanuni, Hostal La Mágia de Uyuni, Uyuni, wild camped two nights on the Salar de Uyuni, Hostal La Mágia de Uyuni, Uyuni, Hostal Libertador, Potosí, Hostal República, La Paz, wild camped near Tiahuanaco, Hotel Titikaka, near Huarina, Hotel ??, Sorata and Hostal República, La Paz.

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21 Aug 99
Miami
21 Aug 99
Miami beach
22 Aug 99
Arriving in La Paz
23 Aug 99
Installing a replacement brake bolt in La Paz
23 Aug 99
Bying maps in La Paz
24 Aug 99
Oruro
25 Aug 99
Near Huanuni
25 Aug 99
Camping near Huanuni
28 Aug 99
The highest and largest salt lake in the world, the Salar de Uyuni, 3650 m
28 Aug 99
Out on to the salt
28 Aug 99
On the Salar de Uyuni
28 Aug 99
Campsite, Salar de Uyuni
29 Aug 99
Morning on the Salar de Uyuni
29 Aug 99
Isla Pescado, Salar de Uyuni
29 Aug 99
Isla Pescado, Salar de Uyuni
29 Aug 99
Campsite by the Isla Pescado, Salar de Uyuni
29 Aug 99
Isla Pescado, Salar de Uyuni
30 Aug 99
Vicuñas
1 Sep 99
Puncture en route to Potosí
1 Sep 99
Hostal Libertador, Potosí
3 Sep 99
Potosí
3 Sep 99
Dealer, Potosí
3 Sep 99
Emma scores some drugs and explosives
3 Sep 99
In the mines of Potosí
4 Sep 99
Potosí
5 Sep 99
Tiahuanaco
6 Sep 99
Early morning near Tiahuanaco
6 Sep 99
Near Tiahuanaco
6 Sep 99
Near Tiahuanaco
6 Sep 99
Lake Titicaca, Hotel Titikaka, near Huarina
6 Sep 99
Lake Titicaca
7 Sep 99
Restaurant El Ceibo, Sorata
8 Sep 99
Sorata