Bolivia Photo Gallery
 
For more details about this trip, read Camelia's email about Bolivia describing the journey

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Three little Argentinians eager to be present in our photo collection (Jujuy, Argentina)


First puncture break just across the border, on our way from Villazon to Potosi


Breath-taking view (due to altitude sickness) from our hotel window


Silver-rich Cerro Rico mountain - the main reason for founding Potosi by Spaniards in 1545


Typical colonial architecture in Potosi


Romanian tourist with American cap in historical Potosi


Iglesia de San Juan de Dios


Hesitant Camelia in front of a stray dog


Church gate with classic mestizo patterns (Iglesia de San Lorenzo)


Miners' kids unwrapping Czech biscuits


Lost pet in Potosi mining-area


Introducing the ritual of chewing coca leaves


Implanting dynamite - tourist demo


Carnival morning in Oruro


First group of carnival dancers


Bolivians wearing Inca outfits


La Diablada parade in Oruro


Colorful traditional costumes


Dragging around a sleepy bear-to-be


Two skiny and short Bolivians trying to scare us away


Rainmakers invoking the rain gods


State-of-the-art real estate development in La Paz


La Paz business district


San Francisco monastery in La Paz


Selling flower petals for Pacha mama rituals


Cathedral on plaza Murillo, La Paz


Pigeon protest in front of the presidential house


One more step for Camelia, a tragedy for mankind (Moon Valley, La Paz)


Sombrero de la Dama


Lucky survivers of the Calvario climb (Copacabana, Lake Titicaca)


Travelling with Bolivians on Lake Titicaca


Reed boat on Lake Titicaca


Looking for a shortcut to Peru


Contemplating the flooded Inca settlement


Isla del Sol, where the Sun was born


Maze ruins, where Michal intended to abandon Camelia, as a sacrifice to the Sun


Pretending to be a local


Taste - break for non believers. It really was salt!


Salt quarry in Bolivia's wonderland


According to the Lonely Planet,tourists who don't wear sun-glasses in Salar de Uyuni can become"visually impared"


Rich tourists don't stay in Hilton, but in this salt hotel


Nine cactuses admiring the salty Andes


Michal resting at the shade of a cactus forest (Isla del Pescado)


The little sign indicates that one of them is 12 meters high and 1200 old...


Feeling like Gulliver


Some Giant's fork


Impressive 10 cm deep laguna


Flamingos flying away from the tourist invasion


Colorful llamas at Laguna Colorada


Three llamas, the equivalent of $150


Approaching the driest place on Earth - Atacama Desert


Nature's wonder: the Stonetree


Smelly geysers at Sol de la Manana (about 5000m altitude)


Michal challanging his lungs and Camelia's nerves


Thermal springs - a treat for our legs


Actually, a treat for the entire Michal


Dancing shadows


Laguna Verde, where we ran out of film :)