Everyone complains about 2016 and accuses it of being aweful. It was only after we got back to the reality, around September, when I began slowly realizing that the world is not a nice place. During 2016 my big, long-awaited dream of travelling South America came true. The first eight months of this year was a time of detachment from reality and bad news. Was this trip what I dreamed of? No! It was completely different from any imaginations I had and that is why it was so awesome. Because what would be the point of travelling if images from our heads equal the reality. In summery our 2016 looked like this: Continue reading “2016 in a nutshell”
At first glance Isla del Sol seems to be overrun with tourists, but after a day or so on the island, it is hard to believe that this beautiful paradise island isn’t swarming with even more foreigners.
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The road north of La Paz was named the most dangerous road in the world. Before it closed to general traffic, on average 26 vehicles and 200 to 300 people a year would disappear over the edge.
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Every day between 4:30 and 6:00 pm the streets of Sucre fill with zebras, who are in charge of order and safety on the crosswalks.
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During our stay in Uyuni we heard marching bands’ rehearsals everyday , and in the evenings there were concerts somewhere in the city. Our last night, when we went out to look for something to eat, numerous marching bands representing schools, various organizations and the military were marching through the city.
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Besides the mountain towering over the city of Potosi, the Casa de la moneda is, in my opinion, the second biggest attraction. It was here that all the silver, extracted from the mountain, flowed through on it’s way to Spain, and the world. The original building was build along side the center square in 1574, but when production became too much for the mint to handle, a new mint was built in 1759. This second mint is where tours are held. An extensive collection of coins, machines, and dioramas highlighting the workings of the mint from the manual slave era, though the steam era and into the modern day electrically driven production lines.
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From Cafayate we took a bus to Salta, but when we arrived there, after many days in quiet towns, we quickly decided that a city was not in our best interests at the moment. We hopped on the next available bus to a random town further north.
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After Tafi del Valle we took a bus to Cafayate, a little town with a nice feeling, surrounded by beautiful, colourful mountains. Cafayate is known for having some of the best wineries in the country.
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Three weeks ago northern Argentina was a white stain on the map for us, we did not know that there was even something west of Paraguay in Argentina. Thanks to our friend Maja from Buenos Aires, who recommended us to go there, we have discovered an amazing region and what was really nice about it, we went there with no expectations. Our first stop in this part of the country and our return to nature was Tafi del Valle.
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Due to Jason’s problems with visa, more specifically the lack of one, we had to change our plans with Paraguay and speed it up. First we took a bus going to Encarnacion – a city in the southern tip of the country. The next day we spent another 6 hours on the bus, this time heading to the capital city – Asuncion.
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