With my only knowledge of La Paz airport deriving from the dramatic opening chapter in Marching Powder centred on drug trafficking, I was extremely surprised when I got there and it made Newcastle Airport look like a hub of excitement and International traffic. The solitary option for comida was Subway, a very overpriced and under-tasting … More Rurrenabaque
We finally managed to drag ourselves away from the comfortable life we had in place at Casa Mendoza and headed to the constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre ,which along with Uyuni would be the furthest south we would be during our entire South American jaunt.
Although we went to The Salt Flats whilst still living in Jupapina, I decided the trip deserved its own entry. The tour, including the return bus from La Paz to Uyuni, was all sorted by Rolando and we paid a not too unreasonable 440 Bolivianos return for a full cama bus and 900 Bolivianos for … More Salar de Uyuni – The Salt Flats
Football coaching Once Anahi got wind of me being a world class football player, she asked if Aisling and I would be able to help out with the football coaching involving children from the local community. This was a further test of our Spanish communication skills but thankfully the kids mainly just shouted ‘pasar mi’ and … More Volunteering Part II – Up Close Bolivia