Friday, November 10, 2006

4 Deserts in One Day!


They say in Auckland we get 4 seasons in one day...well in Bolivia you cab get 4 deserts (and more) in as many hours!
This is a land of contradiction and contrast. You freeze in an icy breeze under a burning sun. Days are cold...except when they are hot...and nights are bitterly cold.
As you climb into the altiplano you pass through miles of rust. Iron seeping from rock to form great hard and brittle sheets, looking like the vestige of a long forgotten maching graveyard.
Moss clings precariously to cliffs and Llamas roam and match the surroundings. From large shagy beasts in the more lush valleys to small antelope like ctreatures in the sandy desert.