From arid mountain lands to the former hippie loving beaches of Brasil and into the jungle we went.
After standing and waiting for two hours to get inside of Peru, then around 15 more hours inside a bus, we finally arrived to Cusco. But already outside of the border between Bolivia and Peru, the feeling changed completely - we knew Peru had a lot more to offer us, we were excited and our muscles finally could relax.
Others: "How was Bolivia? Did you love it?"
Us: "It was certainly a very interesting experience"
We drove through the highland regions of Bolivia, where more indigenous people live, chew coca leaf all day long and sell the same stuff to all tourists. After passing the border, spent some hours in small towns waiting for a cabs to take us to our destination, we finally arrived to Uyuni, where we stayed four days (way too many). Where the salt flat is (Salar de Uyuni), which is pretty much the only attraction worth passing Uyuni for.
After a twenty-something bus drive, passing Santiago del Estero and Salta, we arrived to the Jujuy province. Located on the Northwest of Argentina, near the Andes mountains and close to the border to Bolivia. We stayed 3 nights at a pretty place called Tilcara, at 2.500 meters above sea level; this was the start of our altitude survival practice!
So our adventure together started here, along with our «compassionate food» project around South America. With Buenos Aires being one of our favorite places to be and a quite compassionate one too!
This is the start of a series called “South American trippin” where I will be highlighting moments of our trip and showing you the beautiful pictures Asbjørn has taken! Although I’m sorry to say the first post will only have the pictures I took with my phone, because I didn’t have my camera man around me by that time. We also decided to highlight the most and least compassionate parts of every place we visited, so you will find that at the end of every blog entry.