Monday, August 25, 2008

Chile and Bolivia by bus ..


Bolivia - play it !!

24 days around Chile and Bolivia


Starting from ..
Santiago --> Arica --> Putre





























Citta' di Putre ( ..el pueblo)










































Lauca National Park










..Vicugnas ..






















































..Llamas..

















PARINACOTA pueblo - 4392 m


Pachamama = "Mother Earth" is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes.
In Inca mythology Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. She causes earthquakes. Llamas are sacrificed to her. After conquest by Catholic her image was masked by the Virgin Mary.

Since Pachamama is a "good mother", people usually toast to her honor before every festivity, in some regions by spilling a small amount of
chicha on the floor, before drinking the rest.
This toast is called
"challa" and its made almost everyday.


So ;) .. Cheers! to Pachamama .. !!









Gregorio e il suo Mate' ... il + buono .. in tutta Parinacota !!










la Scuola Elementare


























CHUNGARA lake - 4500 m altitude












Alpacas











Custom / dogana - si entra in Bolivia








..i_locals..












Bolivia --> we're going to La Paz ..

El Alto - high La Paz city - 4150 m











..pollution..







La Paz is located in the valley of the Andes. You can see in front of the city the famous mountain called " Illimani" (guardian of La Paz)













Rapinatori o ..

Lustrascarpe ??










Il Referendum di riconferma a Evo Morales








Play it !!











I "Micro" - La Paz Public transport !!

Il Museo della COCA








Artigianato e pozioni magiche.. di tutto e di + ..












.. i locals ..

.. e la Piazza..











Sucre - Capitale Costituzionale
-> Play it <-


















.. i suoi Mercati

















la carne










la frutta











la verdura










e le macedonie con yogurt !!


















partite in piazza ..

il football









Votazioni - il referendum : tutto fermo aspettando x la riconferma !!

Il Salar de Uyuni : la piĆ¹ grande distesa salata del mondo -
Deserto di sale di 12.000 km² con 10 miliardi di tonnellate di sale
























































I cactus de "Isla del Pescado"




















































































San Juan Hostel







































Laguna Hedionda - 4025 m




































Pink Flamingos








































upwards .. Colorade Lagoon - 4278 m












































and much upwards .. Gaysers - 4900 m altitude



























































in .. to the Wild ..

--> .. back to Chile ..














San Pedro di Acatama - Acatama Desert

























la Valle della Luna

.. by bicycle - 45 km up and down ..































































































Calama e la miniera di rame - Chuquicamata



































Santiago de Chile











































Valparaiso













Pablo Neruda













































































ed infine ..
la Palta..
La Bolivia - play it-