Saturday, May 2, 2009



I have just completed a quick trip through Bolivia that included a tour of the southern part of the
country around the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world. We spent a day on the salt flats and then two days in the mountains. It is really high here, we were between 4,000 and 5,000 meters the whole time. Both nights we slept above 14,000 feet.

It is an amazingly desolate country, but beautiful. The volcanos are classic shapes, but without snow because this is some of the driest country on earth. There are steam fumerols, boiling mud pots, high lagoons with flamingos, and steaming volcanos.

I am now in San Pedro de Atacama, which is, in fact, the driest desert on earth. Tomorrow I head to Valpsaraiso, and then I am not sure where.

Hope you are all well.