Thursday, January 21, 2010

What I have learned in my transition from the production world to the travel world, is that advance reservations more often than not screw up your plans. We've had a studio apartment booked in Rio de Janiero, beginning February 1st, for months. And now we're in Bolivia, and realize there's no way to get there AND do the things we want to do on the way.

Thus, we've found a happy medium (arriving a few days late to our reservation), and created a VERY ambitous plan for the next two weeks. It's insanely rushed. I would never recommend it to anybody. But it saves us the $1200 we would have spent flying from Bolivia to Rio. And it allows us a glimpse Iguazu Falls (however brief).

1/22 - Overnight bus from La Paz to Uyuni (starting point for tours of the Salt Flats, which I am SUPER excited about).

1/23 - Arrive in Uyuni and find a hostel. Nothing online has ANY availability. We're only slightly worried about this. After all, it's not the kind of town where most places use the internet, if you know what I mean. Wish us luck. Oh yeah, and find a tour group too. Since the one we want has been ignoring my emails.

1/24 - Depart for three day tour of Salar de Uyuni.

1/26 - Return from the tour with 1000 pictures we want to post, curse the fact that we probably won't have internet access for quite some time.

1/27 - Overnight train south from Uyuni to Villazon, on the border of Argentina. Cross the border (fingers crossed it's easier than getting into Bolivia).

1/28 - 8 hour bus to Salta, Argentina.

1/29 - 18 hour bus to Resistencia, Argentina.

1/30 - 10 hour bus to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina.

1/31 - Visit Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side).

2/1 - Cross border, arrive at Foz de Iguacu, Brazil.

2/2 - Visit Iguazu Falls again (Brazilian side).

2/3 - Fly to Rio de Janiero.

Any set back will of course shitcan our entire plan. But we're feelin' lucky!! Send smooth travel vibes our way, we're gonna need em.


  1. 36 hours on busses! I hope you have a good book!

  2. I feel like we understand each other so much better now!

  3. Call me pronto. There's a good chance your schedule is going to bite the dust. Your yellow card *may* or may not arrive on the 30th. It was sent today however. Been trying to get ahold of you for 2 days without success. See facebook account for more info.


    P.S. I hate trying to leave comments here, it never wants to let me!! But, love reading it!