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La Paz: reunited with Ivan and Tash

The day after conquering death road was a necessary rest day. I also seem to have picked up some kind of bug and spent most of my day ensuring I was within 50m of the nearest bathroom facility. We did grab lunch with Lou and Thibalt, a couple from Belgium we had met in Calama, … Continue reading La Paz: reunited with Ivan and Tash

La Paz: the city and death road

We got into La Paz early and tired. Our cab took us to the wrong hostel before some maps.me and a translator got us headed to the right address. There are two hostels in La Paz with very similar names so it was an honest mistake. The Adventure Brew Hostel Downtown was our home for … Continue reading La Paz: the city and death road

Potosi and Sucre: Bolivia City Hopping

After the Salt Flat tour we got straight on a bus and headed for Potosi, one of the planets highest cities (at 4 067m). The taxi drive to the hostel was one of the most hectic drives I’ve been a part of. The controlled chaos that is Bolivian roadways is something of a marvel. It’s … Continue reading Potosi and Sucre: Bolivia City Hopping

The Last Drive…

After finally deciding we needed to make a move, Becca and I found ourselves driving back towards Calama at 15km/h up the hill out of San Pedro de Atacama because that was all that Alfonso could muster. Driving up a 15km long road at that speed takes some patience, especially when double decker passenger buses … Continue reading The Last Drive…

San Pedro de Atacama: desert oasis

Leaving Alfonso out of this one; will report when we know more. Currently he is happy under a tree at a great campsite outside of San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro de Atacama is definitely the Pucon of the north. There is so much to do and see it seems impossible to get to everything. … Continue reading San Pedro de Atacama: desert oasis

Calama(ty): The Fate of Alfonso

After the Elqui Valley we bee-lined it for San Pedro De Atacama, with a major unexpected stop in Calama. Again this drive took us about 3 days of serious moving. On the way into Calama we noticed that Alfonso was really lacking power driving up even the slightest hills, so we decided to stop in … Continue reading Calama(ty): The Fate of Alfonso

Elqui Valley: Pisco Paradise

The day we left Vilches was a sad one. We were really going to miss everyone and ten days of waking up in the same place (a real bed) and being able to go to the bathroom without getting fully dressed were really nice. The instability of vanlife is definitely one of the benefits but … Continue reading Elqui Valley: Pisco Paradise

Vilches: A Week Off

The rest of our time in Vilches was very relaxing. Each day was essentially planned the morning of during one of our 3 coffee breaks and always ended up happening in the afternoon. We spent most mornings hanging and trying to sell Alfonso (I know, it’s sad but we need to continue our journey!). The … Continue reading Vilches: A Week Off