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Bolivia

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Well tomorrow we ( Mary and Gerald arrive at 4am tomorrow by train) head off in a 4WD to the salt plains of Bolivia!! Rather excited, so hope all goes well.Yesterday I went an a day excursion, there were six of us in a mini bus, the other punters were French, it seems as though everyone travelling here is french!! English speaking is very much on the outer.... so it wull be great to converse with friends.
Yesterday I went on a day trip, split into bus, horse riding and downhill from great hights on mountain bikes. All od the formations and coulds are amazing, as you would see if I still wasn't a technical heathen. ( Thank you Adrian, I did get further with your directions, but not to fruition yet1). Anyway, there was a bit of drama with the horses. I was on the lead horse and we would get into a trot from time to time. After our stop at a canyon it was decided that we should all attempt a gallop on the way back. I felt some degree of responsibility to not be dragging the chain and was doing my best to hurry my stead along... he must of got a stone in the wrong part of his foot and went down like a sack of potatoes, I rolled off him, anxious to get my foot out of the sturrip before he arose. The horse and rider directly behide also went down with us!! ( The next seated rider did say that I did a very neat pirroette roll, maybe she was polite!) Anyway, as I did not fall from a hight I sustained no ill effects. After that we were content to walk the horses.
For the bike riding part we went up to incredible hights,,, and then it hailed as the bikes were being unloaded. There was also a lot of lightening around, so I chickened out. I am disappointed I did not do the ride, but I would have got wet and miserable, only two guys braved it.

Posted by Jen Tallarook 16:29

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Cripes re the horse going down! Though you might have used stronger language at the time. Hopefully still feeling no ill-effects post adrenalin rush the next day :)

by silmaril

So sorry you missed out on the ride Jen. I know how much you were looking forward to it. Obviously the will to live was stronger than the desire to ride. You certainly have made the most of experiencing all other modes of transport though haven't you?
Stay safe.

by KFoster

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