Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru

Arequipa is big dusty ugly city with surprisingly beautiful center and the best Cheviche (spicy raw seafood dish) we ever had. We came here mainly because of trekking in Colca Canyon. Its a Canyon more than twice deeper than Grand Canyon in Arizona. It should to be one of best treks in south america.. We cant agree with this.. We were actually a bit disappointed...

Christmas in Arequipa

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Puno and floating islands, Peru

From Bolivian part of Lake Titicaca we went to the Peruvian one.. To the city called Puno.  The town itself is nice but much more interesting are the islands around. Especially those floating islands.. Puno was also place where we spend our Christmas..

Entrance to Uros Islands on the Titicaca Lake

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, Bolivia

This Copacabana is also on the beach but some 3821 meters higher than the one in Rio. It's on the bank of lake Titicaca. It's just about three hours from La Paz. There is a funny moment when they kick you out from bus to a small boat to cross a thin part of lake. When we saw how they transport the bus across lake we were quite happy not to be in the bus.

Lake Titicaca in Copacabana

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

La Paz, Bolivia

Another capital of Bolivia. Our room was in 4th floor without lift. Normally no problem but in a upper part of La Paz some 4000 meters above sea level you can feel each extra step. Its a ugly city but we like it, probably more that Rio..

Mt. Illimani 6436m. View from our room.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sucre, Bolivia

After all the adventures we needed to slow down. Also we wanted to go to lower altitude and somewhere where is not so dry. Sucre is Bolivian capital city (even if government is in La Paz, Sucre is a capital according to constitution). Has a perfect setting between Amazon and mountains, nice climate perfect place to chillout for a while.

 Bolivian style of caring a child

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

This post is huge. We made few stages of Dakar Rally. Both in Bus and off road car. It was all in between 3600 and 5000 meters above sea level. Hard terrain, amazing landscapes. 4WD adventure. And more than 900 awesome photos. This is our trip to Salar de Uyuni and Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Natural Reserve. Open, click to some photo and enjoy the gallery

Train cemetery in desert

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tupiza (our strongest experience from all the travels), Bolivia

We wanted to skip Tupiza in blog. Because of the respect to the person and also not to scare our parents and friends. But this is a Diary and to skip the probably the strongest experience from all our traveling wouldn't be good. So here is the story...
 This is just before we found her... What the newspapers called "rescue team" 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pulmamarca and Humahuaca, Argentina

We hitchhike all the way to Pulmamarca. The drivers were very friendly, communicative and curious. Spanish lessons for free. Pulmamarca is known by its seven colored mountain. Also it should be quite touristy and overpriced village. We don't know. We bought just fresh bread, avocado and locally made cheese in a small local shop, and two bottle of Argentinian cidra, awesome apple beer.. We set our tent in wild, so... it wasn't expensive at all.

Colorful hills

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Salta and Jujuy, Argentina

We changed plan a bit. Everyone, even people from Paraguay told us that there is nothing in western Paraguay so we went to Argentina. To the very north-west of country to city called Salta. 

Salta City

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Asuncion and Aregua, Paraguay

Asuncion is a capital of Paraguay and same like all Paraguay its more about nice people and traditions than about a sights. Actually a lot of people says that there is nothing to see in Paraguay. There really wasn't many things to take photo of but we had two really nice couchsurfings and we met nice people.
Mary and Josef were Indians

Friday, December 4, 2015

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

The boarder crossing to Paraguay was fast and without problems. The Paraguayan officer refuse to give is a tourist card and he also refused to talk to us. He simply stamped our passport and kicked us out from office. According to Czech ministry of foreign affair the tourist card (fine or bribe) might be required when leaving country. But what to do if police just say strictly NO.
Itaipu Dam

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Iguazu Falls, Brazil, Argentina

Together with Niagara (USA/Kanada) and Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe) this are the most massive falls in the world. The Incredible power of nature on boarder between Brazil and Argentina, with Paraguayan boarder just few kilometers away.

Iguazu Falls