Travel Blogs from Oruro, Bolivia

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Here we go again!, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Here we go again!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... It was great to be back on the road, and this time it really was a road. Tarmac all 230km of the way to Oruro. The scenery had changed it was now flat open plains with the occassional scrubby bush. Low rounded hills formed in the background. ...

Uyuni - Some Home Comforts, But Still No Water!, Uyuni and Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni - Some Home Comforts, But Still No Water!

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... , Andrea and I ventured out for some breakfast, but were again victims of exasperatingly slow (almost non-existent) service - it seems that Bolivia is not the place to indulge in eating out. We spent a fair portion of the day back on the Internet (we had ...

Two Sides of the Carnival, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Two Sides of the Carnival

A travel blog entry by irax

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... "Occupado". What fun. We had tickets for the best seats, in the main Plaza, at 15 pounds they represent quite an investment for Bolivia, that´s the kind of money that could feed you for a week here. We arrived a little late for the start on Saturday, ...

Living It Up In Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Living It Up In Oruro

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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We took a day bus (very good service this time) the next morning to Oruro, carnival capital of Bolivia, and stayed in a 5star hotel (as a treat) which cost £30 for the room plus a good breakfast. It had a television with BBC Pride & Prejudice playing ...

Toch een plekje gevonden, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Toch een plekje gevonden

A travel blog entry by astridandgijs

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Sorry voor het spuien van eerder vandaag, maar het was echt drie keer niks. Astrid had weer de halve nacht op het toilet gezeten van het eten van gisteren en dan slaap je sowieso niet echt lekker. Gelukkig is dat weer voorbij en zijn het deze keer geen ...

Carnival in Bolivia, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Carnival in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by 12_months_off

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... many frustrations. None of such in Bolivia ánd I'll have free lodging at friends' homes in Oruro and Cochabamba. Easy decision that was! After carnival in Bolivia I'm still not in the best position to compare, but I can imagine that a Bolivian ...

Back to Bolivia, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Back to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by orlao0

... beers......expensive!! It worked out well enough for us, only 1 of us got a bit of the after effects of it! great success for Bolivia. Today, we are heading to Uyuni where we hope to do a tour of the salt flats so another night bus ahead (8hours from ...

Passing Through Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Passing Through Oruro

A travel blog entry by jen_and_andre

We only spent a day ...

A Very Different Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

A Very Different Oruro

A travel blog entry by somasized

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... travel with his bosses and see much of the planet. His children still live in the U.S., but he spends most of his time in Bolivia now. It was refreshing to meet a well off Bolivian, or any Latino for that matter, who treats those who are less fortunate ...

Hmmm..., Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Hmmm...

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

I´d like to say something definitive about Oruro, and i´m sure it is a nice town if you stay longer than 1 night and get to know it, but it is a high, industrial, smelly, polluted big city.  It did, however, have some good food and a train station ...

day 24 - thursday 18th october, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

day 24 - thursday 18th october

A travel blog entry by kirstyirsty

... oruro, we got the expensive seats (about 20 euro each for 12 hours) and it was lovely, blankets and pillows included. in oruro (this is pure bolivia) we had to pay to get into the bus station. then you have to pay every time you want to use the ...

Carnival!, Oruru, Bolivia travel blog

Carnival!

A travel blog entry by jamesjames

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solamente fotos ahora, yo escribire mas ...

Heading South to the Salt Flats, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Heading South to the Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

... , I left behind a bag that contained most of the snacks that I had bought for the coming 3 days driving the wastelands of Bolivia.  DÓh!  Someone somewhere is overjoyed at their luck of finding a bag of cookies, trail mix peanuts and ...

Day 52 – Planes, trains or automobiles??, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Day 52 – Planes, trains or automobiles??

A travel blog entry by saseau

... at a hotel in town and were desperately trying to make it out of town. We later learn that even the G Adventure tour through Bolivia, the one that Hayley and Geoff are on, had to change their itinerary. One of their options was to book a private plane ...

Oruro: Gunging Gringos - Carnaval 2011, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Oruro: Gunging Gringos - Carnaval 2011

A travel blog entry by whichwaynow2011

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... is held in Rio but the whole of the continent holds celebrations in some form. The guide books all say Oruro Carnival is the number one thing to see in Bolivia and we'd made sure we’d booked a multi-day tour from La Paz beforehand. Back in the UK, ...

Bolivia-Chile: una frontera llena de aventuras!, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia-Chile: una frontera llena de aventuras!

A travel blog entry by borjul

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... . Nos bajamos en el puesto de migración, otra casa perdida en el desierto, y alli tuvimos que pagar 15 bolivianos por salir de Bolivia. Preguntamos qué teníamso que hacer para llegar al puesto de migración Chileno y nos señalaron un punto lejano. Nos ...

Oh, Dusty Ole Train!, Oruro/Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Oh, Dusty Ole Train!

A travel blog entry by eknoll

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... then caught the train to Uyuni.  We heard that taking the train was so much better as the road from Oruro to Uyuni is one of the worst roads in Bolivia, well except for the bus ride to the jungle from La Paz.  We arrived in Oruro and checked ...

Border Crossing, con nieve., Oruru, Bolivia travel blog

Border Crossing, con nieve.

A travel blog entry by tour-46

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First proper snow of the trip, nightmare as always on a bike. Constant visor cleaning, numb hands and feet, dirt road with big trucks covering you in red mud everytime they go past, not pleasant. After I stopped for a Coke, where people looked at me ...

Oruro and back to La Paz, Oruro and  La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Oruro and back to La Paz

A travel blog entry by gillymags

The overnight train arrived in Oruro fromUyuni after a seven hour journey. From there we gota 3 hour bus back to La Paz. Arrvied back at 1pm and checked into our hotel straight away. Very lazy ...

17/07/05 - 18/07/05, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

17/07/05 - 18/07/05

A travel blog entry by lgonzi

Notable primarily for the fact that as soon as I got there I booked myself into it´s best hotel and spent the best part of an hour standing under a boiling hot shower! The ...

Stopover out of La Paz, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Stopover out of La Paz

A travel blog entry by ashifreeshma

Oruro means "of ...

Cez Cile v Bolivijo, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Cez Cile v Bolivijo

A travel blog entry by repa01

... . Zaradi tega se se danes ne gledajo prevec lepo. V Arici smo torej prespali eno noc ter zjutraj sedli na avtobus za Oruro, rudarsko mesto v Boliviji. Med voznjo smo opazovali crede vikunj, alpak in lam. Na poti smo se ustavili ob neki hisi in takoj so ...

Post Carnaval Cesspool, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Post Carnaval Cesspool

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

... toe with water) and there was nothing open so you physically couldn't find food or catch a bus. In a nutshell our experience in Oruro was beyond horrendous. We found a place to stay near the bus terminal found a place selling fried chicken and went to ...

Carnaval in Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Carnaval in Oruro

A travel blog entry by 3967miles

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... took us to get to Oruro because I slept most of the time.  I estimate around 4-5 hours.  I know for certain that Bolivia has bumpy rough roads that made the windows rattle the entire way.  We arrived in Oruro fairly early in the morning but ...

Byen der ikke lige faldt i vores smag, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Byen der ikke lige faldt i vores smag

A travel blog entry by elianasiri

ENDELIG var det lykkedes os at komme fra Chile til Bolivia. Busturen havde vi som saedvanligt mest brugt paa soevn, dog med det twist at have en paparazzi siddende paa den anden side af gangen, som selvfoelgelig havde taget smugbilleder af de sovende ...

BiB, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

BiB

A travel blog entry by terredeshommes

BiB: Back in Bolivia! ---------- Après toutes mes petites misères d'Iquique, j'étais bien content de reprendre la route. J'ai revu le pseudo-terminal de jour (heureusement que je n'y ai pas passé la nuit!), et j'ai retrouvé les bus de Bolivie: des ...

Everyone... Send me some luck... PLEASE!, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Everyone... Send me some luck... PLEASE!

A travel blog entry by boomergirl

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... closed doors as things dont open here on Mondays. Im also trying to hire a guide to take me into the outskirts of town, BUT Oruro has nothing, no tourist office, no tour agencies, you just have to ask around and so far everything I was told was ...

Semana Santa, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Semana Santa

A travel blog entry by anneliesroosen

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... stad 70 doden tijdens het feest, onder andere door een brug die inzakte op een groepje feestende mensen.  Toen wij in Oruro waren, was het semana Santa, de week voor Pasen. Het was Witte Donderdag (Jueves Santo) en Goede Vrijdag ...

On the road again!, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

On the road again!

A travel blog entry by astridandgijs

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En nog even een korte update, we hebben vanmorgen een uur in de rij gestaan voor treinkaartjes en met dank aan een vriendelijke Boliviaan die zelf was voorgeschoten via een kennis hebben we met zijn nummertje (we hadden 63 en kregen 48) nog kaartjes ...

Anxious to leave, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Anxious to leave

A travel blog entry by aporter

... experience as any traveler will tell you. With a bit of new found energy we charged out to do some exploring. Unfortunately, Oruro is one of the more boring and unattractive places I've ever been. Resteraunts and cafes were impossible to come by and ...

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