We went from the city into the countryside. Tarabuco is where hundreds of indigenous people come in to organize a weekly Sunday Market. The locals come in their traditional clothing, wearing colourful blankets to transport their merchandise. Children come along too with small dark eyes peeping from the colourful blankets carried on the back of certain women. A great cultural experience and a great way to interact with the locals as well.
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103 Kms from Tarabuco
I arrived in La Paz (the highest capital city in the world). I booked up my jeep tour which was just about to leave on the overnight bus to Uyuni, i was on the flight so got to have a nights sleep in a bed. From La Paz we headed further into Bolivia to the town of Potosi.Here if you want to you can take a visit deep into the silver and tin mines that the town is famous for. I chose instead to wander the streets of Potosi, every other turning led to another brightly coloured market and I had a happy day, wandering in and out of the stalls, replacing depleted toiletries, buying some clothes, and finding props for the upcoming trip to the salt flats.
256 Kms from Tarabuco
From Potosi we headed to Uyuni. Driving into Uyuni feels like you’ve arrived into a town at the end of the worldEverything is covered in sand and dust, litter blows across the road in front of you and piles up at the side of the road. Uyuni sits on the edge of the high altiplano, a wilderness that extends for hundreds of kilometres towards the border with Argentina and Chile. I’ll be heading out across the altiplano but first we’re to spend the day on the Salt Flats