Giving Up on Bolivia

Our very expensive luxury tour bus dropped us in the mining town of Oruro at 3 am saying the road blocks were too dangerous to confront. They attempted to herd everyone onto cabs which for 100 Bolivianos each would deliver a group of 4 to the roadblock, where we were instructed to cross and then…

Stranded in Uyuni

You may be having fireworks at home for the 4th, but we´re living in a veritable powder keg here in Bolivia. The strike situation has escalated in the past 12 hours. There are now at least four separate protests standing between us and any other city in the country. The demonstrations in La Paz are…

Braving the Roads in Bolivia

As you all know, we´re a good week behind in our posts, but we wanted to send out a quick update to get you current. Tom and I are now sitting in an internet cafe in the small town of Uyuni in southern Bolivia. We (all 6 of us) are scheduled to board a Todos…