The beginning of my trip to Bolivia was kinda crazy; from a connecting flight to a plane diversion due to a woman dying on the plane to a delayed flight, thankfully I got to Bolivia safely at one in the morning.
The next day, I did a city tour of the beautiful, lively, and vibrant city of La Paz. While the city was amazing, I’m a nature girl at heart so I took a plane to Salar de Uyuni, which is the largest salt flat lake in the world. It’s so large that this part of Bolivia can be seen from outer space!
When my tour guide and I got into the lake, we drove there for an amazing three whole days. I flew my drone over it and truly saw how mesmerizing it was from a bird’s eye point of view with its cacti and lands that were there.
We continued the journey to get to the border of Chile via car for twelve hours with tons of stopovers because of how beautiful the landscapes and the wildlife were. There was a flock of flamingos, lakes that came in all different shades (blue, pink, and orange can you believe it?!) and there was even a small lagoon that I took a quick dip in (but I sadly left my favorite swimsuit in the van that went back to Bolivia because it was wet.)
But the absolute best part was the fact that there was no one in the middle of the road and the signal was very low that I became disconnected from the rest of the world. I felt so free to run, scream, shout, let all the emotions go, and be in the moment. I felt so alive and out of this world, and these are the kinds of experiences I wish I could bring to every Filipino.
Another thing I felt like contributed to the amazing trip, although it was for work, was the fact that I was joined by one of the best tour guides and drivers I’ve met who really helped me feel comfortable and made it possible to explore these places.
We eventually made it to Chile, and even though I was tired from the trip, I felt refreshed to take on the next part of my journey in South America.