Uyuni, Bolivia

The Train Cemetery is full of rusted old trains dating back to the early 20th century, mostly imported from Britain. Uyuni, although now a dusty and somewhat empty town resembling the old wild west, was at one point destined to become a major train hub. When the plans fell through, the train corpses began to … More Uyuni, Bolivia

Potosí, Bolivia

Potosí is located at 4,060 meters above sea level. It is dry and isolated with rough winters. But it is home to Cerro Rico, or “rich hill,” a mountain of silver exploited by the Spanish conquerors. Mining in Cerro Rico still occurs today, but much of the prime silver has already been mined. It is … More Potosí, Bolivia

Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre is considered the most beautiful city in Bolivia. The colonial architecture and narrow streets are mesmerizing. Unfortunately due to protests in the area, we only had about 24 hours in Sucre, instead of the initial two full days planned. Plaza 25 de Mayo is surrounded by beautiful colonial architecture. It also hosted a large … More Sucre, Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia

The Andean region of what is now Bolivia was originally part of the Inca Empire before Spanish colonization. Spain built much of the financial wealth of the empire on the silver mines in Bolivia. Bolivia was the first country in South America to call for independence, as early as 1809. War broke out for 16 … More La Paz, Bolivia