La Paz and Death Road

I don’t really like big cities, but La Paz is an interesting one, not looking like the other south american’s capitals at all. To start, it’s the highest capital in the world,  3600 meters above the sea level, 4100 its airport. If you’re getting here from Potosí, Copacabana or any other high city you’ll be fine,…

Isla del Sol and Isla del la Luna

Magic place, one of my favorites in the whole trip, you must go there! On the way to Isla Del Sol i passed in the Isla Del La Luna, not really interesting, small and with just one temple, Palacio de las Vírgenes Del Sol. There are many different prices for the boat to the island,…

Copacabana

Copacabana – Nice and cheap city, good to rest. There lots of restaurants offering menus (soup+main course+desert, always banana and chocolate syrup) for 20 Bols ( 8 reais), the vegetarian option normally os omelete with vegetables, rice and fried potatoes. If you get in the city with the Titicaca Bus they probably are going to…

Puno

From Arequipa,  i got a bus straight to Puno, 6 hours trip. I didn’t like Puno very much, the people isn’t as friendly as in the rest of Peru and there isn’t much to see in the city itself. I did the Uros Island tour, which was interesting, but quite tourist. If don’t have much…

Arequipa and Canon Del Colca

Arequipa is a nice city, surrounded by 5 volcanos, being the biggest  El Misti, which can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. The vibe is similar to Cuzco with lots of backpackers everywhere, a bit quiter maybe. There is a free tour but i don’t recommend it, it’s quite comercial,  taking you to…

San Pedro de Atacama (Part 1)

San Pedro do Atacama is an amazing small city in the middle of the Atacama’s desert, full of backpackers from everywhere. The Atacama is the driest desert in then world, and also one of the best places to observe the sky (search for Alma’s project if you like it). There are tours specifically to observe…

San Pedro de Atacama (Part 2)

The city has nice options for vegetarians, specially empanadas and menus (soup+meal+postre) between 3.000 and 5.000 pesos. It’s not allowed to drink in the streets in San Pedro,  and the restaurantes and clubs have time to close, so if you want to party here you will have to find some secret party happening, sometimes in…

Uyuni’s Salar (Part 2)

We got the 3 days/2 nights tour finishing in San Pedro de Atacama with the Foreigner Agency, i extremely recommend it, great service, helpful and caring staff, specially with vegetarians. The tour was 900 Bols with all the accommodation and meals included,  it is possible to find tours cheaper than that, but you need to…

Uyuni’s Salar (Part 1)

A couple of hours is time enough to get to know Uyuni, the small town in the way of the salar. The town is basically hostel/hotels, travel agencies and restaurants, with good options for vegetarians. The Kactus Café is a good choice, offering set breakfasts for around 25 Bols (10 reais). We stayed in the…