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Uyuni, Lipez

Uyuni, Lipez

 

After 1 day and 1 night on the Salar de Uyuni, we spent 2 days in the Uyuni (Lipez) region, close to the Chilean border.

Very nice sceneries even though we had to change the plans and to stay below 4.300 meters as it was snowing above that altitude.

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Skating Nataly ;-)

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It looks red… Yes! We could reach « Laguna Colorada ».

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Who would expect to meet ostriches in Bolivia at very high altitude…? Not us… but SURPRISE, we managed to find it! :-)

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Sunrise in Uyuni before boarding in the plane to La Paz

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Nuestra Señora de la Paz

Nuestra Señora de la Paz

 

Arriving in La Paz from El Alto… Impressive!

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Bolivia Presidential Palace on La Paz Main Square « Plaza Murillo »

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National Congress :

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If you love pigeons, you should definitely go to Plaza Murillo! ;-) Thousands of them there!

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Very nice hotel bedroom… We would recommend that hotel for sure.

Ask us the name of the hotel if you are planning to go to La Paz ;-)

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Like in many other places, delicious dishes in La Paz

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Quinoa desserts… Quinoa ice cream, quinoa cheesecake,…

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Titicaca – Bolivia

Titicaca – Bolivia

 

On the way to Copacabanaaa! :-) Titicaca lake is so BIG!

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Leaving PERU… for a few days

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Entering BOLIVIA!

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This brings luck! Si si! ;-)

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Let’s go on cruise!

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No, not on this one! ;-) On that one :

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In fact, we were on both boats: the bigger one for main journeys and for the night. The smaller boat made of totora reeds was (only) for a short fun cruise on the next day.

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Nice view from the bed, isn’t it?! :-)

 

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SUN ISLAND  on lake Titicaca :

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Wonderful! We love it! What a scenery! Beautiful mountains.

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Sun rise on sun island on Titicaca lake

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Will you find out what it is…?  We saw it next to the village at the start of one 3-4 hour hike.

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On one Inca trail

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We met one shaman. Youpie! :-)

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Allez chouchou! ;-)

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Allez chouchouuu! ;-)

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Clouds look so low and so big!

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Back to Lima

Back to Lima

 

We are back to Lima, this time in its downtown to discover the city and enjoy 2 relax days before flying back to Europe. Then to say Adios to Latin America, which is wonderful.

But first, one picture showing the effect of 4000 meter pressure difference on one empty plastic bottle ;-)

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Downtown :

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On the shore

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Back downtown…

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Government palace on Plaza Mayor

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Other official palaces

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The beautiful (too) archbishop’s palace

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Big works. We will have to come back to see the results ;-)

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Delicious Belgian cookies in a Lima supermarket! :-)

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Next to INCA KOLA

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Excellent food in a gastronomic restaurant :

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So delicious! Mmmmh we are hungry again :-)

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Uyuni

Uyuni

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We got there : UYUNI

One city very far from Brussels and Slovakia ;-) 4 flights needed to get here.

After 3 days on Titicaca lake among which one night on Sun island, we passed by La Paz to fly to Uyuni.

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Like in many other cities and towns in Peru and Bolivia, there is a big kid’s playground in Uyuni, too.

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Train cemetery

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Nataly swinging…

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Getting to the main goal of the journey to Uyuni : the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat.

More than 10.000 km², like 1/3 of Belgium or a bit more than 1/5 of Slovakia! ;-)

It contains 50 to 70% of the world’s lithium reserves!

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If you go there, do not forget to bring a Slovak flag. It is not there, yet.

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Incahuasi island in the center of the flat.

Impressive to see 60-70 km or more far on all sides.

Impressive, too, to see the +/- 6000 cactuses that are on the island.

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Very comfortable bedroom in the salt hotel

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16 mai 2013 76 comments Read More
Cusco

Cusco

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You probably know this flag…

It was quite surprising to see on the top of several public buildings…

But very logical, too, because it is Cusco city flag! :-)

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Titicaca – Peruvian shore

Titicaca – Peruvian shore

We got here :-) The highest navigable lake in the world : almost 4.000 meters!

 

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

MACHU PICCHUUUuuuuu : CONQUERED! :-) YES!

Spent one whole day there. Among the first visitors to get in (6 AM!) and the last ones to leave (5 PM)!

It is such an amazing place! The most wonderful site each of us has been able to see until now!

The bonus : admiring Machu Picchu from the top of the mountain next to it, Huayna Picchu.

Still, you have to deserve it. It is an impressive climb up (and down)!

 

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Did you notice…? There is a surprise if you look at Machu Picchu 90 degrees on the side…

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They probably used Photoshop for this one ;-)  Still, if you are lucky and at the exact right place, reality can almost look like it.

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Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

 

View from Chinchero

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Salineras de Maras

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Moray

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Getting to Apu Lodge in Ollantaytambo

I look like a real backpacker! No? ;-)

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Some more pictures :

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Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

 

First altitude test while discovering the  Colca Canyon :

- Wonderful sceneries! Very deep canyon and very high mountains and volcanoes!

- We saw condors!

- Night in Cabanaconde over 3.000 meters!

- View point around 4.900 meters! + one hour walk around 3.800 meters

All went well! :-)

 

Here are some pictures…

Coca and mixed herbs tea = no problem with altitude

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Probably the highest point of our trip

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Colca Canyon and Valley

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Meeting the locals…

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Romantic surprise…

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