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Uyuni Salt Flats Tour – Part 2

Uyuni Salt Flats Tour – Part 2

This is part 2 of our Uyuni Salt Flats tour post. If you haven’t read Part 1, click here to read it first. Day 2 Day 2 started early with a standard Bolivian breakfast of hard rolls, butter, jam, nescafé, and coca tea. After that we loaded up our gear and took off across the desert… Continue Reading

Uyuni Salt Flats Tour – Part 1

Uyuni Salt Flats Tour – Part 1

After touring the Atacama Desert for a few days we set out to explore the Uyuni Salt Flats in southwest Bolivia.  Of all the places we wanted to visit in South America, this is the one we were looking forward to the most. At over 4000 square miles, the Uyuni Salt Flats are the largest… Continue Reading

Chile’s Atacama Desert

Chile’s Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile was our last stop in Chile before we crossed the border into Bolivia. The Atacama is the driest non-polar desert in the world and it’s reported that some places in the desert have not received any rain in a hundred years or more. After a long 15 hour bus ride… Continue Reading

The Beautiful Chiloé Archipelago

The Beautiful Chiloé Archipelago

  When we first arrived in Chile, we thought we would make it all the way to the southern tip of Chilean Patagonia. However, after a couple of weeks we realized that both time and money were working against us (Chile is incredibly expensive) so we decided to save that for another trip and only… Continue Reading

Four Days in Puerto Varas

Four Days in Puerto Varas

Located in the beautiful Chilean Lakes District, Puerto Varas is a small, but bustling town nestled on the shore of Chile’s second largest lake, Lake Llanquihue. Puerto Varas and the surrounding towns such as Llanquihue and Frutillar feel more German than Chilean due to the flood of German immigrants in the 1800’s and you’re more… Continue Reading