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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 ...

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 ...

A Pinch of Salt, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

A Pinch of Salt

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... price included 2 nights accommodation, all of our meals, entry to the national parks, departure and entry taxes to Chile and Bolivia respectively and our transport - the grand total was just under fifty pounds, and we forked out for a more expensive ...

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 ...

La Paz - Shopping Spree, Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - Shopping Spree

A travel blog entry by florby

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... salt flats tours. Gathered enough info to find out that Uyuni tours are generally much cheaper than the ones from Tupiza. Gonna head to the Alto Thursday market tomorrow! Apparently it's the biggest in Bolivia and sold all kinds of goods. La Paz, ...

La Paz - A bad day, Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - A bad day

A travel blog entry by florby

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... escorted us there on a cab (we had to squeeze), and due to a jam we were almost late for the bus. Thankfully he knew what to do, and after paying the bus tax, we were safely on our bus to Sucre. Good thing we paid him to do this for us. La Paz, ...

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 they“ve visited. I“m hoping I will say the same after I“m done, while I“m 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 (it“s ...

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. ...

Cant go out today cos I havnt got a stitch to wear, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Cant go out today cos I havnt got a stitch to wear

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... get some tablets for a cough and cold. We headed back to the room as the looks I was getting in particular were bizarre. In Bolivia I am getting stared at a lot due to the beard, they don’t like them here apparently but add that to a perverse outfit ...

From the Andes to the Amazon, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

From the Andes to the Amazon

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... as we had promised to buy Rorie and Emer a magnet – they collected a magnet from every country they travelled to but forgot Bolivia.  We had a look in a few places and there was a very limited choice – I chose one of a Cholita in their ...

Life with the animals..., Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Life with the animals...

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  Well, we got here and have started work (six days in).  Alex is currently working with about 70 birds in the lower avery, but she is hoping to spend her second week somewhere else (maybe with the monkeys).  I am on my own ...

Elavation!!!!!!!!!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Elavation!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... of people and places, and then back onto the markets area (another one!). Completed the loop by going through the tourist markets. Bolivia and La Paz sometimes have a bad reputation for scams etc, but I didnt feel threatened at all here - I like this ...

My Peru, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

My Peru

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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OK, so I decided to write a small summary about each country that I visit... so here's My Peru... I was a little sad that we didn't have more time in Peru.  All the people I chatted to in my pigeon Spanish were warm and friendly and often bent over ...

La Paz - for 1 night only, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - for 1 night only

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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What a view driving into La Paz! It's an absolutely enormous city in a massive valley surrounded by the Andes mountains, yes they're mine :-) La Paz isn't a very well-off place at all. They are some nice areas in the city, that we saw, but like ...

The end of planet earth with added salt..., Uyuni to San Pedro, Bolivia travel blog

The end of planet earth with added salt...

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... down the silver mines in Chile, and mother farming Quinoa grain in the desert. I have been feeling increasingly guilty whilst in Bolivia about having given our time to the children of Galįpagos, a part of South America where I now realise the ...

Adventure, humidity, more hills and sand flies, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

Adventure, humidity, more hills and sand flies

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... with a minimum of gnawing sand flies.  While in Coroico Gianni also put us onto the cheap Dental Services on offer here in Bolivia and referred us to a good Dentist in La Paz that could put a new crown on Campbell's tooth now that he is adult sized ...

A harrowing day, Uyuni to Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

A harrowing day

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the world. Watching CNN though there were reports of a train crash that killed 5 in Egypt but no mention of any deaths in Bolivia. Makes you think. We have all talked about it a lot and Dave and I emailed and called our families today to remind them ...

Dinos galore-ish!, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Dinos galore-ish!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... time they are there. If you fancy sponsoring a child (it is def worth it and it is very much needed in places like Bolivia) then visit www.plan-international.org After that we continued to wander and then arranged for a taxi to take us to the ...

It's day 300 and I am back on the chicken bus., Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

It's day 300 and I am back on the chicken bus.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... months in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, it's fun to be back in Bolivia where everything is different and a "tad" more chaotic. I really enjoyed Bolivia when visiting for a few days some years ago, and I am sure I will have a great time now as well. The ...

Uphill slog in Samaipata, Samaipata, Bolivia travel blog

Uphill slog in Samaipata

A travel blog entry by idarich

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According to our (now missing) guidebook, the mountain town of Samaipata is where the well-heeled of Santa Cruz go to beat the heat and party over the weekends. Well, after our financial setback in Bolivia“s biggest city (see previous entry) we needed ...

hard rock mountain, Huanya Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

hard rock mountain

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Kat and I have decided to split up, (only joking) well actually no, we are going our separate ways and the reason is my American friend Rich has persuaded me to go mountain climbing with him and attempt to summit Huanya Potosi, a ...

The Wrestling Cholitas of La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Wrestling Cholitas of La Paz

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... attempt to bribe the ref before whipping out some awesome moves on each other. We've now learnt to expect the unexpected in Bolivia. Nice innocent looking ladies 'laying the smackdown' on each other in a quiet neighborhood just outside of La Paz, who da ...

Our Amazon Adventure: Part Two, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Our Amazon Adventure: Part Two

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Our pampas tour tired us out so we spent a day swinging in a hammock, washing clothes and eating £1.50 set dinners. Seriously we got fish, spaghetti, rice and salad for £1.50! It was good too, a rarity in these parts. After having a good few days we ...

Highest City on Earth, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Highest City on Earth

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... all the profits and when they were basically bereft - he turned them back to the workers after a bit of a revolution.  Bolivia is historical for revolutions - problem is they have lost most of everything over the years to bigger and more powerful ...

The Spinning City, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The Spinning City

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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Getting off the bus in Potosi, the highest city in the world, I was pleasantly surprised by how warm it was: I was told it would be sub zero, and here's me walking about in a t-shirt... must be cos I'm from Scotland, eh? I shared a taxi to the hostel ...

Death Road , Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Death Road , Bolivia

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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So........... After our eventfull bus ride to La paz we have been here for a few days now.  Its the highest capital city in world...basically meaning that i am out of breath after walking up a flight of stairs!  Its an amazing city from a ...

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