tupiza

by Katherine Yaksich

Creativity is absolutely necessary when attempting to exercise in the Bolivian salt flats. Here’s my first attempt at a Superman, inspired by @rockadeezy 

 #antarcticaordie #ibelieveicanfly (at Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia)

Creativity is absolutely necessary when attempting to exercise in the Bolivian salt flats. Here’s my first attempt at a Superman, inspired by @rockadeezy

#antarcticaordie #ibelieveicanfly (at Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia)

by Katherine Yaksich

Happy Friday! I just arrived at the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, which is allegedly the driest place on earth, but it’s pouring rain right now! 

 So over the next few days I will be posting some photos of Bolivia, which absolutely captivated me. I truly felt humbled by the heartwarming and kind Bolivians, and also by the majestic landscapes and mountains that surrounded us in the wild. We even went up to 5,000 meters (16,404 ft) and my head felt like it was about to explode. 

 This is Josefina, our talented chef, Bolivian mother, friend, and partner in crime. We felt such a genuine connection to Josefina and she truly took such great care of us. This is hardly a surprise coming from a mother of 10 kids. She’s usually smiling ear to ear, contrary to this photo, but perhaps she got a bit annoyed that we asked her to sit on the salt flats while we walked across her braids, especially after waking up at 3 am to bake us a cake. Pedro would have been really proud. 

 #antarcticaordie 

 (at Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia)

Happy Friday! I just arrived at the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, which is allegedly the driest place on earth, but it’s pouring rain right now!

So over the next few days I will be posting some photos of Bolivia, which absolutely captivated me. I truly felt humbled by the heartwarming and kind Bolivians, and also by the majestic landscapes and mountains that surrounded us in the wild. We even went up to 5,000 meters (16,404 ft) and my head felt like it was about to explode.

This is Josefina, our talented chef, Bolivian mother, friend, and partner in crime. We felt such a genuine connection to Josefina and she truly took such great care of us. This is hardly a surprise coming from a mother of 10 kids. She’s usually smiling ear to ear, contrary to this photo, but perhaps she got a bit annoyed that we asked her to sit on the salt flats while we walked across her braids, especially after waking up at 3 am to bake us a cake. Pedro would have been really proud.

#antarcticaordie

(at Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia)

by Katherine Yaksich

This morning I walked to Bolivia from Argentina and stumbled upon this captivating landscape surrounding the small town of Tupiza.  

 As I was sitting in the town square I observed some locals playing with their kids and some local women dancing and singing in the streets. Locals greeted and smiled at me. It was beautiful and raw and it made me realize why I enjoy traveling so much.  

 This world is so much bigger than NYC, Orange County, or even the US; it’s so easy to get caught up in our everyday lives and lose sight of the rest of the world out there. There is so much beauty everywhere on our planet and I want to discover it, experience it, and be transformed by it. I want to have a worldview that transcends cultures and continents.  

 I have a feeling that I will come home after these 2 months abroad completely transformed.  

 #antarcticaordie 

 (at Tupiza “la Joya Bella De Bolivia”)

This morning I walked to Bolivia from Argentina and stumbled upon this captivating landscape surrounding the small town of Tupiza.

As I was sitting in the town square I observed some locals playing with their kids and some local women dancing and singing in the streets. Locals greeted and smiled at me. It was beautiful and raw and it made me realize why I enjoy traveling so much.

This world is so much bigger than NYC, Orange County, or even the US; it’s so easy to get caught up in our everyday lives and lose sight of the rest of the world out there. There is so much beauty everywhere on our planet and I want to discover it, experience it, and be transformed by it. I want to have a worldview that transcends cultures and continents.

I have a feeling that I will come home after these 2 months abroad completely transformed.

#antarcticaordie

(at Tupiza “la Joya Bella De Bolivia”)