The world’s largest salt flat

With an area that covers more than 2,500,000 acres, the salt flats in southwestern Bolivia are the largest in the world and present an extraordinary natural landscape.  The Salar de Uyuni was formed as a result of the transformation between several lakes and the minimal altitude variation across the horizon gives the impression of a…

The world’s most dangerous road

One of the activities we planned to tackle while in La Paz was the white-knuckle producing bike ride down the infamous “Death Road”.  Yungas Road is the official name for what is regarded as one of the most spectacular and dangerous mountain roads in the world.  We joined hundreds of other adventure seekers to make…

Welcome to La Paz

We spoke with several people before arriving in La Paz and the general consensus of our fellow travelers was that the city is big, polluted, dirty, kind of a mess and definitely worth visiting.  At an elevation of almost 12,000 feet, it’s the highest national capital in the world even though the majority of the…

The original Copacabana

Lake Titicaca sits on the border between northern Bolivia and southern Peru and is considered the highest commercially navigable body of water in the world at an elevation of more than 12,500 feet.  We decided to make a stop on the Bolivian side at a small town with a famous name- Copacabana.  Built between two…

Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon in southern Peru is an area of magnificent scenic beauty and one of the country’s highlights for visitors.  Best known as one of the world’s deepest canyons it reaches a depth of more than 13,000 feet and is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.  We had never had such…