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Remote Bolivia: Plains to mountains

YVD blog 20 image-28-October 30, 2015

The Mission church of San Ignacio

We’re not usually that interested in religious history, but the Jesuits’ social experiment in the heart of this fascinating continent is rather absorbing. We took a back road route across the border from Caceres in Brazil to pick up the “Missions Circuit” in the lowland plains of eastern Bolivia, then had an adventurous journey back up into the mountain valleys to spend more time in and around the lovely city of Sucre, visiting a traditional market, chasing dinosaur footprints and letting llamas distract us from rock climbing on the altiplano.

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Montevideo – a little gem of a capital city

 It was a very, very wet Sunday afternoon (2 November) when we arrived in Montevideo and everything was closed (as it apparently always is all over Uruguay on a Sunday), but we could feel the ease and the comfort straightaway.

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Off to school

Homework!

Homework!

We have just finished a couple of weeks at language school learning some basic Spanish in Buenos Aires and Montevideo and are now waiting for the van to clear customs so we can begin the road trip proper.

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