Today we walked from Argentina to Bolivia. It sounds like a massive mission, but in reality, we just had to take the bus from Jujuy (where we stayed for one night post working on an organic farm) to La Quiaca, walk about 750 meters to the border, go through immigration and end up in Villazon, Bolivia.
When we crossed into Chile by land on a bus, I joked that the only mode of transport left was on foot. Little did I know that this would actually become a reality. Once we crossed the border, we hopped on a bus to Tupiza where we are going on a tour up to Salaar de Uyuni or Salt Flats, as they are commonly known. They are meant to be amazing natural wonder of the world.
A few things of note about Bolivia so far:
- The internet here might be the SLOWEST in the world. For realz. Slow internet might be worse than no internet at all; it’s just a tease.
- I’m highly paranoid about getting robbed and keep an eagle eye watch on my bags and things because everyone jokes that every traveler gets robbed in Bolivia and frankly, Danielle and I can’t afford to be robbed anymore.
- We arrived in Tupiza during Carnival and our journey from lunch back to the hostel was like that of a video game – rapid movements down somewhat empty streets, looking over your shoulder and trying to dodge kids with water guns who would happily soak you if you crossed their path.