The Good the Bad and the Bolivian

Finally we have arrived in what a lot of passing travellers have told us is the ‘real’ South America. It’s time for a change of country, a change of attitude and most of all a change of pace as we make our way north through Bolivia towards Peru. Ya, listo!

White Hot Days and Cold Desert Nights: From SanPedro de Atacama to Salar de Uyuni: Week 14

 Potosi an Ethical Minefield of Development: Week 15

 Saving the TIPNIS

 Sweet as Sucre: Weeks 15-16

 A Cup a Day the Buena Vista Way: Week 17

 Nuestra Senora la Paz: Week 17-18

 The Beautiful Yungas Region and its Ugly Past: Week 18

Chile to Bolivia Responsible Travel Scorecard


San Pedro de Atacama to Tatio Geysers (return) = 152.2 km

San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni = 546 km

Total car km = 689.2 km


Uyuni to Potosí = 199 km

Potosí to Sucre = 155 km

Sucre to Tarabuco (return) = 60 km

Sucre to Santa Cruz = 508 km

Santa Cruz to Buena Vista (return) = 200 km

Santa Cruz to La Paz = 883 km

La Paz to Las Yungas (return) = 195.2 km

La Paz to Ulla Ulla (return) = 530 km

La Paz to Copacabana = 159 km

Total bus km = 2,889.2 km

Total CO2-e bus = 251 kg

Camping = 9.5kg

Hostels = 84 kg

Total km travelled =  3,575.4 km

Total CO2-e for two people = 1,042 kg


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