Rio Cotagaita

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Setting out from Cotagaita

From Uyuni for two days south the roads runs over sandy, windswept high plains to the mining junction of Atocha. These were some of Bolivia’s worst roads: deep sands and washboard. The ride was unnnesesarily slow, a deadening endurance made worse by the empty horizon. Again and again I got off my bike and screamed my blunt frustration out into the expansive quiet.

 

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