Bolivia + Peru
Only been back from motorcycle touring in the Southwest for almost a month now, but I'm heading off to Bolivia next! I'll be flying into La Paz and mostly wandering around the country for about 6 weeks, give or take. I couldn't get a cheap return flight from Bolivia using my frequent flyer miles, but I could get a return from Lima, Peru.
I've been telling myself "maybe next year" on Bolivia for about 6 years now. It just never came together, or I couldn't afford it, etc. Still can't afford it, but I'm going anyway. You never know how much time you've got and I simply couldn't wait yet another year. Honestly, I didn't think I was going to get the flights this time either, but I realized there were places in the South of Peru that are on the way from La Paz, Bolivia to Lima, Peru that I didn't see when I was in Peru several years ago. I'll just save the last 10 days or so to make a slow crawl over the Bolivian border from La Paz to Lima, Peru with stops at Lake Titicaca, an amazing canyon of the condors, Isla del Sol, Nazca, and maybe this Oasis in the desert where you can also sand board.
The majority of the trip will be in Bolivia with my primary destination being the Salar de Uyuni. You have to do tours of this vast altiplano salt flat, as well as the laguna de colorado, flamingos, etc. I've got all kinds of possible routes, but I think I'm going to sort it out after I get there. My first hurdle will be getting acclimated to the high altitude. It's around 13k above sea level there so I'm hoping I can handle it. A little anxious since I don't think I've ever been that high up before.
You may be wondering how I'm able to afford all this travel. Well, I usually spend time doing graphic design gigs, video and photography shoots, selling my fine art, etc. Since I've only been home for less than a month, there hasn't been much time to recover. But, I'm going to dive off with the faith it'll all work out. We'll see how well that works out for me. ;)
I'm also going to try something different this time. In the past I've done various promotions related to my journey's in order to help off-set all the extra expense. This time I'm going to offer images from this trip for around 70% less than my normal list pricing. Only for some of the images I upload from the road, and the discount will ONLY last for the duration of the trip. As soon as I get home (fingers crossed) the pricing will go up and some of the best images will covert to limited editions only.
I've already set up a special print gallery called Bolivia + Peru to put the images that are available during the trip HERE
When I make a blog post, or upload some images, I'll occasionally pick the more exceptional ones, prepare them and upload them into this gallery with special pricing. If you see something I've uploaded during the trip that you're interested in, send me a note or comment to let me know which one you're digging. The special discounted pricing will apply to ALL of the products available, but again... ONLY the images from this trip and ONLY while the trip is in progress. Might be some great options for upcoming holiday gifts (hint-hint) :)
Here's an audio recording I made a couple days ago that sort of explains it a bit more:
There's obviously nothing there yet. Provided I can find decent internet access... that should soon change. Check back in this blog feed next week and for the next 7 weeks or so. You can also see posts from the road on my Instagram Feed as well.
Much more coming soon! But in the meantime, check out this gallery of panoramic images made during my Summer 2015 motorcycle tour of the Southwest. Enjoy!