We are not even 3 weeks in Bolivia but have fallen totally in love with this country. Yes, we both had our share of food poisoning but it’s all worth it. First that incredible train ride through the Andes, then just the week before I went for my very first time over night trekking, yes I never camped out before … I’m a sissy like that. It was a 3 day hike down a Inca trail, past a waterfall, into a crater and down hill again towards hot sprints. It was quite adventure, since on the last day started our day way too late. So the most dangerous part we had to manage in pitch darkness down a slippery hill. Then we had to cross the river, which was way too strong and at the first attempt to cross it our guide got swept away. We were able to safe him. So the uncross able river added an other 1 hour. But then we got treated with food delivered to us while sitting in the hot springs. During that hike I took this amazing picture of the stars over the Andes. Read about the hike here: Part 1 and Part 2.
Well … and after the hike and the train ride we stranded in Potosi, the once richest, biggest, highest and most important city in the world. There we too the silver mine tour of the Cerro Rico. This was probably the most scary thing I have ever done. Read about it here: Potisi Mine Tour
We still have more than 2 month left in Potosi and many adventures ahead. Next week we are leaving for the Uyuni Salt Lakes. So stay tuned.
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