This is Hannah writing so I apoligise in advance for the spelling. We got to La Paz from Copacabana which was only a 3 hour bus journey. At one point the bus turned into a boat which was interesting. When we arrived in La Paz we were totally impressed with the setting. Basically a massive town in a bowl of mountains. We got to our hostel which was uphill in the worlds highest capital city (3800m) - only because Phil can´t map read and he sent us the wrong way. In La Paz we walked around the city and enjoyed some nice food (a British Indian curry house!!!). The downtown of La Paz was so different to the other areas of the city, much greener and less chaotic. We only had 2 days in La Paz but it was enough for us.
We got an overnight bus from La Paz to Uyuni in Bolivia with the intention of doing the salt flat tour. As this tour has notoriously bad press we were concerned with what we were in for. We got to Uyuni at 6am following a night bus that took 12 hours and managed to pick up a tour on the same day that would drop us in the Atacama desert of Chile. The tour was 3 days, 2 nights. It involved us driving around in a jeep with 4 others on all different terrains.
On the tour we visited the Salt Flats;
We visited a cactus island where the oldest ones were 900 years old.
It was cool on the Salt flats cos you could do really obscure pictures, like Big Phil balancing on Little Phils head;
On the 2nd day of the tour we visited some different mountain ranges and lagoons which had flamingos in. It got a little chilly as we got higher and higher.
The last day of the tour was the best. We got up at 4.30am to get to the geyser field at sunrise. It was so impressive, loud and smelly.
The last thing we saw was the impressive Lagoon Verde.
We managed to transfer over the border into Chile where our tour ended. In whole the scenery on the tour was amazing, the company of 4 dentists from Kings was brilliant, weather was perfect and we had a great time. Only good thing about it ending was having a proper shower and electricity when we got to Chile!!!!!