Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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Getting high in the highest Capital in the World, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Getting high in the highest Capital in the World

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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We really enjoyed La Paz. Apart from the lung stinging polution and shortage of oxygen the worlds highest capital City is fantastic. Its full of the lively street stalls and colourful chaos which we have missed since Central America. The highlight ...

No showgirls in this Copacabana (not even Lola!), Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

No showgirls in this Copacabana (not even Lola!)

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... than in most places we've visited. But rather than treating us as aliens, we felt at ease and welcomed amongst them. I know Bolivia is a place we definitely come back to! She Said: Since we have been in South America, I have been taking a crash course ...

Isla del Sol in Copacabana, Bolivia, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Isla del Sol in Copacabana, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... travelogue. So, mom, I proudly present to you, with no further adieu, the second chapter in my South American Adventures: Bolivia and Beyond (I hope you like it) My trip from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia was excruciatingly mild and safe. ...

Our short time didnīt Sucre..., Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Our short time didnīt Sucre...

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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On a bit of a tight schedule with Katie flying home in a few weeks we only had a quick pit stop in Sucre while we waited on a bus. We went into town to find some breakfast and the only place we could find that was open was asking two seventy for a ...

Sleet + Rain + Speed + Death Road = Awesomeness, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Sleet + Rain + Speed + Death Road = Awesomeness

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... a few beers and had a good catch up session. The next day, we were off to do some extreme downhill mountain biking down Bolivia’s death road. The death road is the North Yungas Road that until recently was used as a real carriageway out of La Paz. ...

Bizarre scenery in the World's Largest Salt Flat, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bizarre scenery in the World's Largest Salt Flat

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... entry. Just scroll through the images I managed to capture and you'll get a glimpse of how spectacular southern Bolivia really is. Here's a quick taste: Quantifiable Summary As another twist for this entry, instead of the usual ...

Josie Ends in Bolivia, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

Josie Ends in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... the night – full blown food poisoning……combine with cold/flu and altitude sickness…..ahhhhhh……..Josie hates Bolivia. Then the collectivio to return to La Paz.    These mini vans are MINI – vans.  ...

Say yes to another excess!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Say yes to another excess!

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, is infamous for it's crazy nightlife... eager not to get carried away with ourselves me and Katie agreed that we were only allowed to stay three days tops. I arrived before Katie as she wanted to see the ...

Copa,Copacabana, the hottest spot north of Havana!, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Copa,Copacabana, the hottest spot north of Havana!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... of his face in the rock - we definitely werenīt convinced!  As we had been cold pretty much all the time so far in Bolivia, we had only put sunscreen on our faces and had not expected to be able to take our sweaters off.  However the ...

Uyuni and the Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni and the Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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OK, so we got that local bus, which was possibly the bumpiest and coldest ride Iīve ever experienced... still, I took my sleeping bag with me so slept pretty much through all of it... We arrived in Uyuni really early in the morning and it was goddamn ...

Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Flat and salty, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Flat and salty

A travel blog entry by ameng

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05/01/2011 - Tuesday 1am: I am jolted awake in a sitting up position.  My seat is shaking like crazy - was it an earthquake? No, it's only a combination of sitting in the back row of a bus with crappy suspension, an unpaved road with a thousand ...

Steveīs Dead, but the Blog Lives On, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Steveīs Dead, but the Blog Lives On

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... are poor, so obviously there are a lot of people selling stuff on the streets or just plain asking for money. In Bolivia, the vast majority are shoeshine boys, causing me to wear sandles every day to deter them. And in Ecuador, they even ...

To the Salt Lakes of Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

To the Salt Lakes of Bolivia

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... in ours, and we say hello to weatherbeaten Bolivian driver Claudio and his enthusuisatic cook/assistant Carmelo. Its immediately apparent that Bolivia is a much poorer country than Chile because of the rough state of the road. Indeed the road does not ...

With Downhill Madness down The Death Road., La Cumbre to Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

With Downhill Madness down The Death Road.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Was this the best day on my trip so far? At least it's high up there among the winners. On a mountain bike from La Cumbre (4640m) to Coroico, a 3345m vertical decent down The Death Road (mostly a dirt road, but with some fast 60kph tarmac at the top). ...

The gateway to the Amazon!, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

The gateway to the Amazon!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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After much deliberation we decided it was time to explore the amazon. There're many places to enter and organise trips in Bolivia as pretty much half is covered by rain forest. We found out to get to rurrenabaque (entry town to the amazon) we had two ...

Potosi to Uyuni, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi to Uyuni

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Just pictures - no blah blah blah....lovely drive ...

Spanish, Tear Gas and New Years Eve in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Spanish, Tear Gas and New Years Eve in La Paz

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... looked like grenade launchers rode past me.  I had heard that there was a strike going on that day because the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, had doubled the price of petrol.  At first I didn't think much of it, except that there weren't ...

Shopping and a lot of altitude., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Shopping and a lot of altitude.

A travel blog entry by mette

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What an amazing sight La Paz is! After a hop and a skip (note I am not saying 'bumpy busride' any longer!) from Copacabana Sjoerd and me find ourselves in glorious La Paz. Seeing we're heading in the same direction and want to do the same things along ...

The Highest....Bolivia in a Nutshell, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest....Bolivia in a Nutshell

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... fast and doing all sorts of crazy stuff lately - overall Bolivia has been phenomenal (and CHEAP!). Stick with me here, because Bolivia has... THE HIGHEST NAVIGABLE LAKE IN THE WORLD (3810 metres) First stop, Lago Titicaca and Isla de Sol, mythical ...

LaPaz and Marching Powder Fantasy, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

LaPaz and Marching Powder Fantasy

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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A couple of hours in a comfy bus through lovely countryside before we hit the Bolivia border crossing... no big problem apart from the fact that 2 buses arrived at once so about 100 of us needed the one guy sitting at the little card table to stamp ...

Will never complain about work again...., Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Will never complain about work again....

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Today we decided to move on (we are not good at sitting still) and Jon and Martin from Ireland came with us which meant we had to (temporarily) say goodbye to Jen and Jon from our recent travels. We are all doing similar routes so hopefully will catch ...

The World's Most Dangerous Road, Yolosa, Bolivia travel blog

The World's Most Dangerous Road

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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The boys from Vertigo Biking Bolivia picked us up shortly after 8:00 in Murillo Square. Two more people joined us for the day: an Australian girl named Kate and an English guy named Nick. The starting line was about an hour by bus out of the city at La ...

La Paz - The city that touches the sky, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - The city that touches the sky

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... to take the train out of Uyuni heading for La Paz as we had heard this was the safer and more comfortable option.  However in Bolivia at this time there were lots of protests going on and the train had been suspended as a result, so we hopped on the ...

Loads of lakes and flamingoes, Villa Mar, Bolivia travel blog

Loads of lakes and flamingoes

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Both of us woke up with cracking headaches due to the altitude - approx 4,000 metres. Next time will get some diamox which helps prevent symptoms of altitude sickness! After breakfast we piled back into the jeeps and headed back past the 2 lakes we ...

Amazon Jungle Tour - Day 2, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Jungle Tour - Day 2

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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It was light, I was alive, the last thing I remember is shining the light at the huge spider that appeared next to my bed, and seeing two of them, the noise of the cockroaches running around was also bizarrely loud as opposed to silent, I shouted E, she ...

Easter in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Easter in La Paz

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... -gun totting military, and black-suited security personel with earpieces whispering on mouthpieces to each other. Carefully guarded, El President of Bolivia and his head honchos pass us by. A very bloody Jesus in a glass tomb passes by and we see some ...

Worlds highest capital, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Worlds highest capital

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived an hour or so late and not at the bus terminal as the bus broke down again and we had no idea where we were. The bus driver refused to pay for our taxi into town but got us a cheapish one (2 quid for all of us) to Illampu the main travelly ...

A mountain and a lack of sleep, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A mountain and a lack of sleep

A travel blog entry by bred

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... one of the best places theyīve visited. Iīm hoping I will say the same after Iīm done, while Iīm scrambling across southern/central Bolivia to get to Santa Cruz for my flight home in 9 days. I need to add a note to my previous entry (itīs ...

La Paz: There, Downhill and Back, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz: There, Downhill and Back

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... to bike. It is narrow, winding dirt road cut out of the mountain side with lots of blind corners, no guardrails (hah! this is Bolivia!), and a few spots where waterfalls come spilling out onto the road... The bike ride is 64 km and takes about half a day. ...

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