We began our wait at nine am, asking all passing trucks, collectivos (shared taxi), and buses, if we could hitch to Unduavi. A national strike of workers asking to earn their pension while continuing to work had depleted the roads of nearly all buses. The rest had taken folks to the fields for coca harvest […]
Befriending the Beast From our French toast days in Quime, we set off on a loop through the South Yungas, reduced to 6km/hr days on mud that feels and sounds like we’re rollers on wet paint. The route we took etched itself into the breast of the rain-whittled beast, a ledge through the Yungas that […]
Note to self: Always ask about the cargo before accepting a ride.
Anything that moves is considered public transport in Bolivia, even dump trucks carrying dynamite.
Escaping the Void We just arrived in Bolivia three days ago. We forewent cycling the final few days in Northern Argentina as well as the first couple hundred kilometers in Bolivia, since it’s all a high desert area called the Puna with nighttime temperatures at -40C. We’d actually be thrilled to never lay eyes on […]
We realize what may be routine to us these days still falls outside the realm of ”normal” for our friends and family back home, so we want to share a few more details about the life we’re leading followed by a brief update on our whereabouts. Don’t hesitate to email us if we don’t assuage […]