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Bolivia

When I first saw photos of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, I knew that I had to go there.  The pure, desolate landscape was unlike anything I had seen, or knew existed.  The rumbling trip through the endless white desert did not disappoint.  After over 1000km covered in 3 days by 4×4, I had seen everything from hexagon salt flats to a 900 year old cactus; from volcanic rock formations to hundreds of flamingoes in various coloured lagoons.  The journey was rough, but well worth it, and a real reflection of my experience in Bolivia as there were many highs and lows throughout my trip.

Threats of riots along with bumpy “roads” and crappy “toilets” as well as a severe lack of good food really tested my sprit at times.  But despite this there were beautiful moments caught in between the modernity of everyday life and the traditional ways of the indigenous people.  

Mountain biking down the Death Road amongst lush greenery and waterfalls; hiking through the quiet town of Sorata nestled in the hills; discovering a farm run by an Irish nun on a mountaintop;  and one of the more surprising experiences: ending up in a yoga class with Hare Krishna devotees.  I love some of the shots I took – because they remind me of one thing about Bolivia: expect the unexpected.

"Crossing Over", Bolivia straight

“Crossing Over”, Bolivia straight

Valley of the Moon, La Paz

Valley of the Moon, La Paz

"Craters", Valley of the Moon, La Paz

“Craters”, Valley of the Moon, La Paz

"Freedom of Expression", La Paz

“Freedom of Expression”, La Paz

"Layers", Witches' Market, La Paz

“Layers”, Witches’ Market, La Paz

"Sense of Spell", Witches' Market, La Paz

“Sense of Spell”, Witches’ Market, La Paz

"Lucky", Llama Fetus', Witches' Market, La Paz

“Lucky”, Llama Fetus’, Witches’ Market, La Paz

"Message in a Bottle", Witches' Market, La Paz

“Message in a Bottle”, Witches’ Market, La Paz

"Sullen Sullus", Witches' Market, La Paz

“Sullen Sullus”, Witches’ Market, La Paz

"Connect", La Paz

“Connect”, La Paz

Train Graveyard, Salar de Uyuni

Train Graveyard, Salar de Uyuni

"A Window In Time", Salar de Uyuni

“A Window In Time”, Salar de Uyuni

"Where They Go To Die", Salar de Uyuni

“Where They Go To Die”, Salar de Uyuni

Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni

Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni

Isla Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni

Isla Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni

"Bitchin" female cacti, Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni

“Bitchin” – female cacti, Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni

"Bitchin'", female cacti, Salar de Uyuni

"Porthole", Isla Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni

“Porthole”, Isla Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni

"Five Sides", Salar de Uyuni

“Five Sides”, Salar de Uyuni

"Twisted Horizon", Salar de Uyuni

“Twisted Horizon”, Salar de Uyuni

"Fresh Start", Salar de Uyuni

“Fresh Start”, Salar de Uyuni

"The Road to Chile", Salar de Uyuni

“The Road to Chile”, Salar de Uyuni

Volcán Ollagüe, Salar de Uyuni

Volcán Ollagüe, Salar de Uyuni

Jame's Flamingoes, Canapa Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

Jame’s Flamingoes, Canapa Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

"Elegance", Canapa Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

“Elegance”, Canapa Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

Canapa Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

Canapa Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

Laguna Hedionda, Salar de Uyuni

Laguna Hedionda, Salar de Uyuni

"Splurge", Laguna Hedionda, Salar de Uyuni

“Splurge”, Laguna Hedionda, Salar de Uyuni

"Shimmer", Laguna Hedionda, Salar de Uyuni

“Shimmer”, Laguna Hedionda, Salar de Uyuni

"Rock Tree", Silolo Desert, Salar de Uyuni

“Rock Tree”, Silolo Desert, Salar de Uyuni

"Points", Silolo Desert, Salar de Uyuni

“Points”, Silolo Desert, Salar de Uyuni

Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional, Salar de Uyuni

Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional, Salar de Uyuni

Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional, Salar de Uyuni

"Sprinkles", Red Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

“Sprinkles”, Red Lagoon, Salar de Uyuni

"Second Chance", La Senda Verde Animal Refuge, Coroico

“Second Chance”, La Senda Verde Animal Refuge, Coroico

"Water Dance", Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

“Water Dance”, Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

"Bathing Ceremony", Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

“Bathing Ceremony”, Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

"Devotion", Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

“Devotion”, Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

"Radha's Birthday", Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

“Radha’s Birthday”, Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

"Inner Glow", Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

“Inner Glow”, Krishna Farm, Carmen Pampa

Coroico

Coroico

"Top Score", Coroico

“Top Score”, Coroico

"Growth", Coroico

“Growth”, Coroico

"Picked", Coroico

“Picked”, Coroico

"Daily" - Coroico

“Daily” – Coroico

"Settled In" - Coroico

“Settled In” – Coroico

Sorata

Sorata

Plaza Murillo , La Paz

Plaza Murillo , La Paz

"Settled In", Coroico