Three friends are planning separate trips to South America in 2014 (one is World Cup-related!) and asked me for suggested itineraries after my six months on the continent in 2008. To help them out, I list some suggested sights, a list of bus times as I know them (really hard to find!), and a few other tips and tricks for spending a month in South America.Continue Reading →
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Training recruits, that is. Bolivian army recruits ran through the streets just after sunrise in the border town of Villazón, just steps from Argentina. Everyone pauses to greet them as they jog past. We walked across the border to Villazón before jumping on the train to Uyuni to explore the famous salar, or salt flat. –Tara for TKGOContinue Reading →
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat, making it an important source of table salt as well as lithium, which lies in pools beneath the salt. It also happens to be a stunning tourist destination. Read more about the salar on TKGO. –Tara for TKGOContinue Reading →
Residents wait for public transportation in La Paz, Bolivia. Privately-operated white vans are most common, and work similarly to a public bus system.Continue Reading →
This little cafe is one in a strip of identical eateries hidden behind the bus stop in the border town of Villazón, Bolivia. The two women — one carrying a baby on her back — serve up a traditional breakfast of hot flatbread (seen sitting on the counter) and tea with coca leaves to its patrons on picnic tables. –Tara for TKGOContinue Reading →
After a five-month study abroad stint in Buenos Aires, my friend Ashley and I packed one school-sized backpack each and set off on a three-week tour of northern Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil in December, 2008. This excursion to the salt flats was part of that South American route. The Bolivian salt flat, also known as Salar de Uyuni, extends for 4,086 sq. miles, making it the world’s largest. In a large pool under the salt, over 50 percent of […]Continue Reading →