The bus ride from Uyuni to Villazón was long and uncomfortable. I wasn’t told that we had to change buses once in the middle of the night and the road was extremely bumpy, so sleeping wasn’t really an option. We got dropped off at the new Villazón bus terminal at 3 in the morning. Thus… Continue reading A New Hope: La Quiaca – S.S. de Jujuy
I’ve been in Uyuni all Saturday to get some rest, book a three day tour in a jeep and to plan the alternate route that I’ll ride afterwards. At least there is different food around here, lots of pizza places and Mexican food. I also had a nice llama steak, but properly frying fries is… Continue reading The Land Cruiser Owners’ Guild
The next target are the famous Salars, the huge salt flats in southwestern Bolivia. I planned to ride to Sabaya, the entrance to the Salar de Coipasa, in about 4 days. However, judging by other people’s reports, large parts of this route are of similar quality to the last 2 days. As reported in the… Continue reading About the Salars and Beyond
For the first days of my tour I’m on a quest to the Lonely Mountain in order to beat Smaug the dragon and retrieve some lost dwarven artifacts. No wait, that’s another lonely mountain. This one is Volcan Sajama, at 6542 meters the highest peak in Bolivia. No dragons live there as far as I… Continue reading The Lonely Mountain: Patacamaya – Sajama
I need to take it easy for a few days so I can get used to the altitude before starting to cycle at 4000+ meters on the Altiplano. Thus I stayed in and around La Paz from early Wednesday morning until Sunday morning. Wednesday 20 September On Wednesday I went on a guided tour of… Continue reading La Paz et al.
So Tuesday finally was the day I left for South America. The plan was that my parents would join me in La Paz for a few days before I would start cycling south and they would head to Peru. However, they had to cancel their plans at the last minute and so they just dropped… Continue reading Off I went
After successfully completing my PhD I’m going on a bike tour in South America. I fly to La Paz, Bolivia on Tuesday the 19th of September and I will return from Buenos Aires on Thursday the 11th of January of 2018. This means I have almost 4 months in South America. What happens in between… Continue reading South America 2017-2018: The Plan