Bolivian Expedition Part 3: Geysirs + Hotsprings

Friday, June 26, 2015

On the last day of our Southwestern Bolivian expedition, we drove through an area with a lot of geothermal activity, which was clearly visible above ground with bubbling mud pools and steaming cracks in the earth. Some of the steam was blowing out so forcefully that it sounded like a whistling tea kettle. The sight and sound and rotten egg smell was overwhelming on the senses, especially after driving through barren nothingness to get there. Walking through the steam felt like walking on another planet. It was incredibly captivating and also terrifying, because nothing was fenced off, and it seemed so easy to step into a boiling mud pot and get cooked alive, especially when the steam enveloped you and you couldn't see a thing. Throughout our expedition, we kept thinking this is like Iceland but in the desert. 

One of the best perks of geothermal activity is the natural hot springs we soaked in on our way out. 

This concludes our Bolivian expedition. From here we headed home via La Paz and Lima. We have a couple more posts coming from those two cities. 

- Julia  


12 comments :

  1. These photos are incredible!!! Were they very active, because I probably would've been a little scared standing so close!
    What sort of camera do you use? Currently investigating which one to buy!
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  2. These photos are so neat! Also, I love your swimsuit -- where is it from?

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  3. Love the fact there were no fencing! I enjoyed all three posts covering Bolivian expedition and look forward to more :)

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  4. Amazing photographs!! What a lovely and adventures place to visit!
    Lots of love :)
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  7. Very very Cool!! What camera and editing software do you use? Thanks! :D

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  8. Fantastic Trip ( of the Body & of the Mind ) !!!

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