Brief update on the road from Misha – thanks guys!
With memory cards full of pictures of caimans and Questies chilling in hammocks, we boarded our taxis and headed back to rurrenabaque.
Seeing as the steak with blue cheese at Juliano was such a hit last time, we all returned for another satisfying meal.
The next day we chilled out at a pool with a beautiful view of rurrenabaque, the river and the jungle beyond. We then boarded the tiny plane with our French bakery pastries and landed in la Paz, just in time to catch an overnight bus to Sucre.
The bustling market in Sucre provided a fantastic breakfast of fruit salad – a mountain of fresh exotic fruit on a sea of yoghurt and topped with whipped cream. We spent the rest of the day wandering the streets, and enjoyed lunch and a view of Sucre at the cafe Mirador.
We then caught a bus to potosi. The following day we were guided through a miner’s life. After a stop at the miners’ market to pick up gifts of juice and coca leaves for the miners, we got kitted up and entered the mines. It was a claustrophobic environment, and the air was dusty, but we completed the tour without any hiccups. We all found that we felt quite emotional after seeing what the miners had do and the conditions they had to live in.
We decided to cook at the hostel and had a great veggie stir fry, student style.