Travel Blogs from Villazon, Bolivia

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Crossing into Argentina, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Crossing into Argentina

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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5121km to Ushuaia (where I pick catch my boat south to Antarctica.) so I have a long way to go. I got into a little chaos at the Bolivian border (read the following entry on Juyjuy for the details) and I avoided a little chaos as well.  I ...

Bolivia at last, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia at last

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Just a quick entry whilst I am waiting for the train in Villazon, my very first day in Bolvia. I spent a quick overnight last night in La Quiaca, the hugely uninteresting town just over the border in Argentina, so I could get some washing done, and his ...

What NOT to do at the Argentinian border, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

What NOT to do at the Argentinian border

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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There was a train from Uyuni to the Argentinian frontier at Villazon.  But by the time I made it to the train station in the morning (Erin was still sleeping), there was only one ticket for 2nd class carriage.  The 1st class was over twice as ...

Bolivian Plateu?, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Plateu?

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb to ...

Into Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Into Bolivia

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... at the Argentinian/Bolivian border and headed into a new adventure. Border control was usually organised in Argentina, but a little more chaotic in Bolivia.  After queuing for about 30 mins we found a quick way to the front - make a new queue! ...

Never stray from the path, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Never stray from the path

A travel blog entry by jaftc

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... border town of La Quiaca. Not much to report there and the following morning we crossed the border to BoliviaVillazon is a lively and colourful town where the indigenous heritage of the Aymara tribes hits you straight away. ...

villazon, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

villazon

A travel blog entry by carlota

... en el sur. Lo suaviza hacerlo con un matrimonio brasilero y su hijo, parece que en grupo uno se siente mas seguro y llegamos a villazon, en la parte boliviana. Conseguimos un hotel de milagro y empezamos a organizar la ida a Uyuni, la perla de bolivia, ...

Three days on a Bus - Fun Times!!!!!!, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Three days on a Bus - Fun Times!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jothomas

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... tiny with not alot to do. We sampled some Bolivian food and beer and waited for our next bus. The bus journey from Villazon to Tupiza was absolutely insane!!!!!!! I have never been so scared in my life. Bolivia doesn´t seem to have real roads, its just ...

Crossing into Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Crossing into Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aporter

... ourselves in the border town of La Quiaca. With little difficulty we proceeded across customs into our next home, Bolivia. Bolvia's border town, Villazon, was larger than I expected, but was still not worth spending any time at; with little delay ...

Border Crossing, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Border Crossing

A travel blog entry by fiandross29

Thought i'd add this stop in just so we keep our map right! ...

long bus ride, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

long bus ride

A travel blog entry by ruizespieces

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... .  i just turned around and went back to the bus and held it for another 3 hours.  we finally arrived in villazon around 330.  we got our backpacks and walked about a kilometer to the border, went through immigration, and walked a kilometer ...

Border Crossing, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Border Crossing

A travel blog entry by alyssaginsburg

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... .  At this point, I had already been in the altitude for a bit, but La Quica and the Bolivian town of Villazon seemed quite higher, making my 40 or so pounds on my back seem excruciating.  Crossing the border was exceptionally ...

Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia

A travel blog entry by zoeclares

... men that run immigration.Traveling on a Sunday proved to be a good idea as we didn't queue at either checkpoint and entered Villazon (the Bolivian border town) with ease despite the hot sun beating down on us and the weight of our packs carving sores ...

Border Crossing, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Border Crossing

A travel blog entry by filly

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Another border crossing, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Another border crossing

A travel blog entry by thebirds

... clear immigration and customs. This is a notorious spot for smuggling various illegal goods and substances. There are warehouses in Villazon stocked with various goods to be smuggled by the human train formed by the Bolivian locals across the border. Its ...

missing BsAs!!!!, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

missing BsAs!!!!

A travel blog entry by tobi

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... for all the  inconvenience that everyone has to face while being here, some facts about my trip: the bus from BA to Villazon(arg-bol border) leaves at 9.30am and arrives around 11am the following day (180pesos=60USD), from here there´s a ...

dusty but not dreary, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

dusty but not dreary

A travel blog entry by marykateri

... drugs, am not wanted by the FBI, don´t have yellow fever and have no wish to buy property in bolivia.. especially not in Villazon . The change in dress is striking, the bolivian women wear the brighest colours and patterns imaginable, bright lampshade ...

The coldest place on damned earth....Villazon, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

The coldest place on damned earth....Villazon

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

Will be short. This place is bloody ...

Border crossing fun..., Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Border crossing fun...

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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So I arrived into Villazon by train around 6.30am.  Left last night around 10.30pm, and the train was comfy and warm, but some dust seemed to get in, which wasn´t too much fun.  Anyways, bought a ticket to Salta which cost 70 pesos, which I ...

Bolivia Border Crossing - Eish...., Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia Border Crossing - Eish....

A travel blog entry by rb-travelblog

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... ;They said I could go into Bolivia and change money... Saturday / Siesta time - Parry!!! Ok, so now Im in Villazon without a Visa or Bolivia entry stamp thinkin (maybe this is the scam and their police buddies are going to ask me for my passport to check ...

Villazon, ville anarchique, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Villazon, ville anarchique

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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... (2950 m). Malheureusement, mal dirigés à la frontière, nous mettons plus de 2h à la traverser pour rejoindre la ville de Villazon de l'autre cotés, puis sa gare où le train est malheureusement complet. Nous nous rabattons sur le bus qui part à ...

Arriving to Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Arriving to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by epijuarez

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Once again, I will be adding pictures and updating ...

A 30-Hour Bus Ride, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

A 30-Hour Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by alexp02

... crossing actually was fairly painless -- a quick stop on the Argentina side and just as quick a stop on the Bolivia side. So here I am in Villazon, waiting for a 6pm bus to Tupiza (Bolivia is one hour behind Argentina).  I changed some money, got ...

Altitude sucks!, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Altitude sucks!

A travel blog entry by conoromahony

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... . You got to feel sorry for her though. Bolivia is probably one of the worst countries to lose your passport. In Villazon we had our first introduction to Bolivian culture. The traditional dress of the women is quite spectacular as it includes ...

Border crossing - Entry Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Border crossing - Entry Bolivia

A travel blog entry by teamjamesnshell

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... people, the dusty roads and market stalls at the border town. It was amazing to see, we felt a little uneasy coming to Bolivia after all the stories about muggings and corrupt authorities, but I think thats more in the bigger towns, this town was small. ...

Bowler hats, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Bowler hats

A travel blog entry by harriets

... after a 30 hour bus journey which involved a hangover, 4 hours of Bolivian soap operas and smelly toilet- luxury travel it ain`t! Villazon is a tiny boarder town, which people don´t tend to stop in- although we managed to get stuck there for a few ...

Crossing Into Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Crossing Into Bolivia

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... dollars.  Filling out the forms, getting the cash etc. only took us 15 minutes and we were out of there – and in Villazon, Bolivia. Villazon is located at 3500m (11,500 ft) – we were in high altitude and we could feel it!  It’s ...

The long way round to get to Brazil, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

The long way round to get to Brazil

A travel blog entry by elliotandcarla

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So this is our route to Brazil via Salta. Bus from La Paz to Oruro - 4 hours Train from Oruro to Villazon - 20 hours Bus over the border to Salta - 4 hours Bus from Salta to Foz (border of Brazil) - 28 hours But next stop of any interest is Salta ...

Welcome to Bolivia, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by samandpriya

... passports exit-stamped in a small hut which was on the Argentinian side then walked a few metres till we were in Bolivia (Villazon).  The Bolivian guards weren't too bothered about passport control, they simply waved us across.   Villazon ...

Sep 16, 2010, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Sep 16, 2010

A travel blog entry by ellenmilton

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