High Desert

April 23-27, 2017 From Potosí we took a beautiful bus ride “down” to Uyuni. Down is in quotes because it really wasn’t that far down. Uyuni is a small dusty town, with really nothing to recommend it except that it’s close to the salt flats that carry the same name. We spent a few hours visiting tour operators and ATMs trying to find a tour that would end up in Tupiza.


April 21-22, 2017 Our bus ride to Potosí was uneventful. Potosí is a small town that calls itself the highest city in the world. It’s located 4,090 meters (13,420 feet) above sea level. We don’t sleep well at that altitude, but our stay would be brief. Potosí used to be home to the most prolific silver mine in the world, and the Spanish milked it for all they could.

Sucre again

April 19-20, 2017 We got back to Sucre in the afternoon, and took care of some business. First we dropped off some laundry, and second I finally got a haircut. I’d been needing one for a while, and this seemed like a good time. I wandered around downtown in an area where I was sure I’d seen a hairdresser before. I found one. Judging by the pictures it was a women’s place, but there was an empty chair and I figure they’d just turn me down if they couldn’t help me.