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29 October 2012 / leggypeggy

Off to the salt flats of Bolivia

Today’s adventure is to the Bolivian salt flats near Uyuni. Old clothes are recommended. All my clothes are now old, so that should be no problem.

Not sure how much I’ll be posting over the next few days. We were in Potosi two nights ago. The hostel (in fact the whole town) had no electricity. I loved the fact that the anticipated outage was reported in the newspaper that came out AFTER the power went out.

In Uyuni, the hostel allows four people online at a time. Given that there are about 50 people staying here, a person’s turn comes around RARELY.

We head to Argentina first thing tomorrow morning, with a couple of nights of camping. I’ll be back as soon as I can.


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  1. Sy S. / Oct 30 2012 7:47 am

    Hello Leggy Peggy,

    I have been reading all your posts, but have not commented much.. sorry! However, always interesting to read about you and Poor John’s adventures and a part of the world I know little about.
    Especially overland trekkers and taking unconventional tours in the back country. I look forward to seeing photos and stories of Machu Picchu!!!

    Aside- Today 10-29-2012 Monday 4:30pm EST Northeastern USA, we in the northeast and specifically in Metro NYC (15 million people, NYC, N.New Jersey and S.Connecticut) are experiencing the worst hurricane in 100 years, with the gale force winds arriving at around 6:00pm and continuing until Tuesday afternoon. They are calling the storm Frankenstorm! The NYC subway and bus services are all shut down and low land areas evacuated (Brooklyn, LI Ocean side areas… a full moon and high tide does not help!). I am pretty safe living in an apartment and do not expect any flooding in my area… but other areas will most likely see some flooding and power outages….

    Enjoy your trip to Argentina and beyond,

    Sy S.


    • leggypeggy / Oct 30 2012 11:33 am

      Hello Sy,

      It is wonderful to hear from you. I was saying to Poor John just the other day that I hadn’t heard from you in a while. Glad you are keeping up with our travels.

      Hope Frankenstorm isn’t as fierce as they predict. We’ve heard a bit about it in South America, but not enough to know what’s really going on.

      Stay safe and give Laddy a bone to keep him calm. 🙂 Let us know how you fare.



  2. Sy S. / Oct 31 2012 9:08 am

    Hello Peggy,

    I won’t go into to much detail about Frankenstorm Sandy, but it has caused major widespread destruction, over a large area in the northeastern USA. The Atlantic Ocean coast line towns have been flooded, especially in New Jersey and Long Island. 90% of LI has no electricity. A major fire in Queens/Brooklyn, by the ocean destroyed 80 homes. In lower Manhattan flooding as well, with a record breaking high water levels. The tunnel from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn flooded to the ceiling, subway system in that area also flooded. No electricity for people in that area as well… and the World Trade center flooded. I live in the northern part of NYC (30+ plus miles from the ocean) and hardly any damage or flooding and little rain fall… so we are safe. Have electricity, food, water and my car has not floated away being on the street. My dog has enjoyed being outside with the wind, dampness… and new smells, bu glad to get back home as well.

    Take Care,



    • leggypeggy / Nov 1 2012 6:33 am

      Oh wow, Sy, it sounds like Frankenstorm Sandy lived up to his/her name. Thanks for the update. So glad you haven’t suffered much, but very sad for those who have.


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