Posted by: HelenRortvedt | 5 November 2008

Andean Mountain High

I haven’t the words to describe Southwestern Bolivia, so I will allow the following photos to speak thousands of their words in place of my own.  I will say that it is absolutely one of the most impressionable and awesome (in the true sense of the word) landscapes I have ever had the privilege of witnessing, and the company with which I experienced this truly unique environment could not have been better.

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Horseback riding in Tupiza, the day before we began the Southwest Circuit tour.  I have discovered that I am not much of a horse person…

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Tupiza. A Geologist’s dream.

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Llama.

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First pyramid shot.

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Llama head.

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The Band. Album Cover #1.

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Rock cairns by the aptly named Laguna Verde.

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The crew in front of our trusty steed, cafecito. Sunrise on the Salar. Not too shabby.

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Altiplano Superheros. Flamingos, Coca Leaves, Sunrise, Wind. Halloween is a great holiday, no matter where you find yourself.

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4,855m is over 16,000 feet. Just so you know.

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There is actually water in the altiplano. Who knew?!

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It’s windy up here.

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Alpacas are so cute.

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Flamingos.

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Salt Hotel. They weren’t lying.

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Sunrise on the Salar.

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Hilarious moment. Captured.

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Shadow play.

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Well balanced.

So, these are officially too many photos. More can be found on facebook if you are interested.

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Responses

  1. Salt of the earth at play!

  2. I absolutely love your pictures, Helen.

  3. HOLY MOLY I love these pictures. keep ’em comin!

  4. I have to go.


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