Biking the Berlin Wall Trail

Returning to Berlin was wonderful. Just like coming home should be like, with good friends it feels as if you have never been away. After two weeks of meeting friends and family, enjoying a clean place to stay, eating loads of food I missed while travelling, going running, hanging out on a barbecue boat, I…

The crazy city La Paz

La Paz. The last big city I am visiting in South America. If you followed my blog so far, you know that I am not a big fan of cities in general, nor specifically those in South America. Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso… after just 2 days I was generally fed up. La Paz…

A lazy day in Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque is a cute village in the jungle, not that far from La Paz in terms of kilometers. But the road into the jungle from La Paz remains one of the most dangerous ones and only a few brave backpackers take the bus, a very uncomfortable 16 hours trip for some 400km. The other alternative…

Pampas Tour in Bolivia’s Jungle.

It was not on my initial To Do list for Bolivia, but after several people told me about the awesome jungle tours and after my body failed miserably at dealing with the altitude to go hiking, I decided to give it a try. Together with Oliver we decide one night to book a flight for…

​Biking the Death Road 

Some 40 minutes out of La Paz starts a major attraction for most Backpackers, the biking trip down the death road. Starting at La Cumbre in the mountains at 4,600m elevation (in the cold snow) you end up after some 66km in the jungle where it’s hot and damp. Physically it’s rather easy, you just…

​Hiking in the Cordillera de los Frailes 

Not too far from Sucré, there is an old Inca trail with some stunning landscape according to the Lonely Planet Bolivia. Some Google research shows it’s indeed beautiful and I have to go there 😉  I convinced Oliver to come with me (OK I only needed to send him some stunning pics and he was…

A beautiful town to forget time: Sucré. 

Arriving in Sucre in the evening I only make it to the hostel and sleep. I am really happy to meet Chris and Mim again, having booked the cozy hostel Beehive as I knew that’s where they stay. In the morning an early breakfast is already arranged as we want to catch the bus to…

​Potosì. Between beauty and oppression. 

Potosì was one of the most impressive cities I visited so far due to its history and still current conditions. In 1545, silver was discovered in the Cerro Rico (the rich mountain). Potosì soon became the centre of America as Cerro Rico was the richest silver mine in the world. More than 470 years later,…

San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni tour. Day 3.

In the very early morning we dress in all our layers to brave the cold night. It’s a 50 minutes drive to the place where we stop to see the sunrise. In the car we listen to Bolivian folklore music and see the light coming up on the horizon. It’s unreal, the white salt everywhere…

​Relaxing in Tupiza 

Tupiza is a nice little town in the South of Bolivia, in the middle of a fantastic landscape made of red or black hills and desert. It’s relatively warm the whole year, no freezing at night at 3000m altitude. I was very lucky to get a room quite cheap in probably one of the best…

San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni tour. Day 2.

The night is alright, I am very warm in my bed and just wake up a few times. I check my camera but it’s still not working after charging it, it lits up and tells me to turn power off and back on but the lense is not coming out. Well, I guess I somehow…

San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni tour. Part 1.

I am ready for my 3 day tour into Bolivia, via the salt flats of Uyuni (and many other highlights).  I have seen most of the sights in San Pedro and feel acclimatised after some high altitude excursions. I am picked up as the first one around 7.10am, we drive around and get 5 more…