Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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Uyuni and its not-so-immediate vicinity, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni and its not-so-immediate vicinity

A travel blog entry by bred

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... of six got along really well. We were all under 25, and represented France (Judith and Pauline), Australia (Michael), Switzerland (Rafael), Bolivia (Roberto), and the US (me). We got along well enough that the people alone made the three days worth the ...

Tarabuco Sunday  Market, Tarabuco, Bolivia travel blog

Tarabuco Sunday Market

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... in their tribal wear, I thought they were in touristy places – dress up for photos kind of thing.  Here in Bolivia, much of Peru and less so in Ecuador; tribal wear and fashion – especially hats, are worn with incredible ...

Enter Bolivia!, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Enter Bolivia!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... the bolivean border....jumped off the bus and picked up our exit stamps.  We then needed to walk across a bridge into bolivia get ourselves stamped in and back onto the bus....this was completed without any hitches! Yey!   Upon our arrival ...

Great pizza, not much else, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Great pizza, not much else

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... ;s the most unfriendly place that we’ve been to in a while.  Unlike everyone else we’ve encountered in Bolivia Uyuni has some very rude people working in the internet places and the restaurants.  That could very well be because they ...

Last days in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Last days in La Paz

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... seats available on the bus happened to be next to each other, but they were in the last row.  Boarding a bus in Bolivia (and several other countries) isn't as straight forward as just showing your ticket.  First, you have to give your ticket ...

Let's get some perspective (photos), Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Let's get some perspective (photos)

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... . During our 3-day tour we covered roughly 700km, absorbing the many jawdropping sights in the Potosi region of south-west Bolivia. 700km your thinking, that's a long way, definitely not walkable. Did my persistence in passing my driving test at the 8th ...

Isla de Sol, no roads just donkeys, Isla del Sol, Bolivia travel blog

Isla de Sol, no roads just donkeys

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... was busy, so a queue for a police check, queue for exit stamp for Peru, a 200m walk then queue for entry stamp for Bolivia, seriously, the guy never checked my picture, just stamp stamp stamp! Outside border control, the area was pretty rough, young teens ...

Tupiza - Ridin' the red canyon, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

Tupiza - Ridin' the red canyon

A travel blog entry by florby

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... the amount, and rested. Had roasted chicken for dinner. Salt flats tomorrow! The plan is to do the normal Tupiza to Uyuni salt flats route 4d3n, then pay for a private 4x4 to take us to the border, which would take another night. Till then! Tupiza, ...

Salar de Uyuni - Day 1, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni - Day 1

A travel blog entry by florby

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Left Tupiza at 8am, starting our 4d3n Uyuni salt flats tour. Max joined us on our jeep, and we got refunded b100 each as there's now 5 of us on the car. It was no issue as the seating was the same, the cook was with the other car. We drove on gravel ...

It is coming., Tiwanaku, Bolivia travel blog

It is coming.

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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Just waiting on Andrew. Enjoy the ...

Sucre - Peaceful Town, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre - Peaceful Town

A travel blog entry by florby

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Arrived at around 9am at Sucre, also the Capital of Bolivia. Had a decent sleep on the bus, with a full cama seat that reclined to a flat bed. Checked in at the hostel, and headed out to grab breakfast at a local joint near the main square. Had a good ...

Sucre - Shopping Spree, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre - Shopping Spree

A travel blog entry by florby

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... was situated in the living room of the owner's house. They served Italian food, and I had a good lagsana(B38) and Tiramisu(B15). Quite pricey by Bolivian standards but darn cheap by Singapore prices. Heading to the Tarabuco Market tomorrow! Sucre, ...

La Paz - Witches and Crafts, Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - Witches and Crafts

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... retarded than funny, and glad I only had to pay B30 for it. Took a local minivan 'bus' to get back to the main square. We grabbed a beer and headed back to the hostel to chill, where there was a good rooftop abandoned bar with pool tables. La Paz, ...

Less of the Altitude!, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Less of the Altitude!

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... a click (1km) out of town, we bumped into Debbie and Geoff. Perhaps in their forties, the husband and wife travelled to Bolivia three years previously as missionaries. Debbie was delighted "kids" such as us were interested in the sites and whisked us over ...

Hasta Luego La Paz!, La PAZ, Bolivia travel blog

Hasta Luego La Paz!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... were always disappointing as the buns were always dry and the meat had a mutton fat smell to it, but we leave Bolivia with satisfied bellies that occasionally had issues but satisfied. Actually one of our favourite meals was from a Cuban restaurant, a ...

La Paz - Party Hostels, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - Party Hostels

A travel blog entry by florby

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... before going to rest. In the meantime, also decided to check out of this hostel even though we have reservation for 4 nights. My Swiss friend max found a hostel at half the price and much better amenities. Will be moving there tomorrow! La Paz, ...

Hangovers and Altitude Sickness - A Killer Combo, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Hangovers and Altitude Sickness - A Killer Combo

A travel blog entry by dane

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... than $3) and he rolled his eyes at me like that little girl in Cusco. He finally told me to leave. I left. In a hurry. So Bolivia is a little shady. A little dodgy as the Brits say. But I thought it was pretty cool. You can buy an empanada for 12 ...

La Paz, a brief stopover., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz, a brief stopover.

A travel blog entry by ameng

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08/01/2011 - Saturday The bus arrived just before 7am back in La Paz, and we did think about staying a few more nights there, except we had to be in Cusco by the 14th of January in time to start our prebooked Inca Trail trip, so we booked the first bus ...

Bangers and Match(es), La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Bangers and Match(es)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... . They even have a try our area for a bunch of instruments. We didn’t really get to see as much of La Paz as we would have liked but as we’re cutting all of Bolivia a lot shorter than we’d planned hopefully we’ll be back.   ...

Lost in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Lost in La Paz

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... the crumbling city.  We walked around, gazing at the beautiful intricate colonial facades, wondering how long it had been since Bolivia had some glory days.  The whole thing reminded me of last year's trip to Portugal – where in Porto ...

Lovely Lovely Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Lovely Lovely Sucre

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... ; young, vibrant, full of students - many highschools, universities:  streets brimming with fun and energy.  Capital of Bolivia, seat of the government and the courts and apparently very rich - now and in the previous centuries.  Beautiful ...

Homesick drunks, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Homesick drunks

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... in this room. Get us back to Chile! The next morning we were on our merry way to Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia. It´s the country's most beautiful city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (where isn't?!), surrounded by mountains and colonial ...

The second half of the trip to La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The second half of the trip to La Paz

A travel blog entry by dane

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... . It's the most abject poverty I've ever seen. Keep in mind that Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras aren't exactly cosmopolitan. Bolivia is just that poor. So that's a quick synopsis. Let me just reiterate that it felt like the day would never ...

The Journey of the Devil of the Death From Hell..., Uyuni - Puerto Iguazu, Bolivia travel blog

The Journey of the Devil of the Death From Hell...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... of the West in one of those 'In Brief' mini-columns, as these things frequently do. Especially from places like Bolivia. Just a bit differently... The journey across the continent from Uyuni to Puetro Iguazu has been an absolute fucking nightmare. ...

Exploring La Paz on Foot, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Exploring La Paz on Foot

A travel blog entry by dane

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We slept like champs after the prior 2 days of hating life. We didn't have any big plans for La Paz. We knew there were a few things to see, but it's not exactly a hot spot for tourism. There are some great hikes around the country, but La Paz doesn't ...

Copacabana all inclusive style., Copacabana (Lake Titicaca), Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana all inclusive style.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... one of the best in Chile. Not many people go there, as it's so far from other main attractions in Chile. And people who visit Bolivia, typically don't know that it is an easy few hours drive there from La Paz (including me). I just found out in fact, but ...

Lunch with the boys, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Lunch with the boys

A travel blog entry by bred

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... , and shared 2 liters of Pepsi, and then they conned me into buying them new shoe shine cream. In all I spent less than $10 (Bolivia is so cheap). But the boys were really nice and appreciative (they said thank you twice each after both the soup and the ...

Tres mercados negros, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Tres mercados negros

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... is authentic or not. I know the Patagonia down vest I got for $10 for when I'm in the freezing temperatures of southwestern Bolivia is not authentic--but it's warm; 3) some other method(s) of acquiring things cheaply enough to sell them in El Molino ...

Journey across the Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Journey across the Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... immigration office. The wind was also a surprise as it was fierce and cut through you like a knife. After getting stamped into Bolivia, we were given a breakfast of tea and ham and cheese buns in a run down bunker beside the immigration office. There ...

Tell Letterman that Steve saw AND touched a monkey, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Tell Letterman that Steve saw AND touched a monkey

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... bus ride on Bolivia's not-so-stellar "death road"-type highways.  We splurged $100 round-trip on a flight, operated by Bolivia's military.  After a flight on a small plane, we landed on the tiniest football field ever, also known as ...

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