To Bolivia; the Easy Way

24 thoughts on “To Bolivia; the Easy Way”

  1. Loving it you too! Really enjoying following along on your journey. Savour every moment… even if it’s just a bit of shade under a truck.
    Roland and Melissa.

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  2. Marvelloso!!
    Unceasing amazement and admiration on my part for your endurance and spirit!
    Spectacular scenery. Thank you for the photos.

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    1. Glad you continue to enjoy following us. Our second day in Bolivia and my first time not feeling well. So a short break is in order in Tupiza. The country is surprising us in many ways already. Cheers.

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  3. It appears that the disasters are diminishing, which is a very good thing. You’ve either dropped a level or two down to ‘difficulties’, or upped your game a few notches and don’t even blink anymore. I can’t believe you took the rave with such calmness and didn’t change sites in a huff. The benefits of being old and deaf…

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    1. Exhaustion and ear plugs and you can pretend to sleep through anything! Bolivia, if things continue as they did our first day, is going to be both interesting and tough. Probably our biggest concern will be our gastrointestinal system.

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  4. Well done guys! Thoroughly enjoying your posts! Stunning pictures, thank you! We have been to South America on two separate occasions, 1990-1991 and 2006, and I tell you what, looking and reading your posts, I wanna go back! Bon voyage! Continue to be kind to yourselves. Shelley from NZ.

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  5. I read some of these posts, and wish I was with you. Others I read, and I thank God I’m not with you. Regardless, you’ve got me looking at maps again, planning another bike trip. So thank you, for that. And I’m really enjoying following along from the couch, so thanks for that, too.

    When you get back you’ll have to do a slide show evening at the store. Make it a fundraiser for your favourite cause.

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    1. Good to hear from you Murray. Also heard you had to cancel a trip…….major bummer! We’re on for the slideshow, that is if you’re not off gallivanting around somewhere on your bike.

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  6. The other posts say it all – spectacular photos and incredible journey. I send on your posts to 3 of my friends. I’m sure you’ll have presentations galore when you get home. Take care – sounds a bit banal. I’m off in 26 days to India. Wish I could send you Mom’s first art piece done in art class at MSM. A pity she never did art classes earlier. .

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    1. Thanks Mo
      If you could take a photo of Moms art piece and email or whatsapp it to us that would be great but never mind if too much of a hassle. Leave tomorrow AM for a 4 day Jeep tour of the high altiplano. Will be incommunicado

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  7. Hi Jim and Claire,
    I am following you on your impressive trip. Wauw, what a beatifull landscape! I would like to cycle there my selve.
    Now up to Bolivia. We have been there when we left Nicaragua but didn’t cycle there. I cycled from Lasa to Kathmandu and went to Everest basecamp (5800m) on my bike. So I wish you both a beautifull ride on the Alto Plano!

    Greetings,
    Nico & Rianne

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    1. Great to hear from you Nico.
      I went to Basecamp in 1980 and the thought of biking there is hard to imagine! We just did a 700 M climb to 3700 M this morning. Claire was anxious before starting and she was completely drained by the top. We are getting stronger but slowly. You would love the riding here. All the best to Rianne

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  8. Wow Jim and Claire…..that is fantastic!. The pictures are amazing and I can’t believe how much sweat you put in to getting to where you are now. That picture of Zen in the Desert said it all. Going to be hard to keep up to you on a bike now.

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  9. Awesome to see the photos from San Pedro de Atacama. I went to the exact same spots as well, the Laguna Cejar is something else!

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