One morning in Antigua, I booked a flight to Colombia. It was something I had been mulling but purchasing a plane ticket ten minutes after waking up still felt impulsive. I’d been nervous about it ever since.
I’m back in Mexico! Currently in D.F. where pretty much everything is closed because of Easter, something that had not even crossed my mind. It was impossible to find tacos al pastor in my neighborhood today and that made me sad. I’ll probably just hang out around the hostel for a few days until I head to the Yucatan which I am suuuuuuuuper excited about.
But what have I been up to since I left Chile and went back to Peru?
I didn’t realize this before I booked the Uyuni trip, but it ends closer to Chile than it does to the town of Uyuni. Red Planet offered a free transfer across the border to the town of San Pedro Atacama. My friend Julia was already planning on taking advantage of this and since I didn’t really fancy heading back to La Paz to get back to Peru later, I decided very last second to tag along. I literally didn’t know if I could get the bus ticket I needed until moments before getting on the jeep to start the tour.
Excuse me while I shamelessly pilfer famous lines from classic movies. But Bolivia was gorgeous. We should all go someplace like Bolivia!
My travel buddy Julia and I signed up for a three day/two night tour of the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding areas with a company called Red Planet which I can highly recommend. The guides and drivers were wonderful and we lucked out with great people in our group. Combined with the amazing scenery, the tour was one of the biggest highlights of my entire trip so far.
I spent one week in Bolivia and each day was difficult, exhausting, and completely worth the hassle.