26.04.2013 26 °C
We had an absolute blast yesterday here in Tupiza. Its only a tiny town but very popular for horse riding so the 4 of us headed out to the mountains at 2pm. Our group had 2 other people in, both English and none of us had much experience which was great. We arrived at the ranch and the horses looked pretty scary. A couple of them kicked off when the guides were bringing them over! That made us all very nervous. We got designated our horses and I got one of the ones that kicked off.. Fab! It ended up being a lovely little horse though. The guide was holding a white horse asking for someone who had experience. We all bowed our heads and shuffled our feet hoping he wouldn't pick us and eventually, to Wills dismay, he pointed at him. He must have looked the most experienced! It didn't matter in the end as they were all really well behaved and nice except the English guys one who kept charging through our horse line and no one could control. We were all happy we didn't have that one haha! We rode to a canyon and the scenery was so beautiful. Loads of red rock, jaggered mountains. We got half an hour to climb around the canyon and then headed back to the ranch. Will and Bamba didn't want to go at first (I think they thought they were too manly for it) but in the end Chris and I persuaded them and they ended up having loads of fun which was good.
Us and the Danish have gone our seperate ways now which was a bit sad. They're off to Uyuni and we are staying in Tupiza for one more night and then heading to Taraja tomorrow. This morning I woke up with an about 12 mosquito bites on my face, yes that's right 12. No one and I repeat NO ONE else has any bites. Its unreal. I can't look out my left eye and I look like quazzy modo. I would post a photo on here but I think it would scare you all to death. I also have roughly 20 other bites scattered around my body. I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself and am wondering how on earth I got them. The mosquitoes are so sneeky! I can't see them, can't hear them, there is no evidence of them at all yet I have soooo many bites. Fingers crossed the quazzy modo look has gone down by tomorrow.