Surprise in Oruro

After returning from Copacabana to La Paz on Sunday, we scrambled to get to the bus station and buy a ticket to Oruro. We made it in time and arrived Sunday night around 9:30 p.m. We found a comfortable hotel (Hotel Bernan) with hot water (and no “electric showerhead of death”!).

Monday morning we had nice showers and some delightful breakfast (api, a thick purple corn drink; and buñuelos, a pastry). Then we set out for the train station to buy tickets to Uyuni, a city next to a giant salt lake… One of the wonders of Bolivia, and something Yoli has never seen. We expected to leave around 11 am. Oruro was just a transportation stop-over.

Ah, but Bolivia (or life, however you look at it) threw us a curveball. They have changed the train schedule since our travel book was published. The Monday train to Uyuni is now a Tuesday train to Uyuni.

So we will stay here overnight and find some things to check out. The advantage of this change of events is that we got to catch up the blog on the past few days.

One quick unrelated note: We are both still checking email, so if you want to get in touch, PLEASE feel free to write. (In other words, we have no idea what’s happening at home, so please get in touch!)