Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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want to make a bomb?, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

want to make a bomb?

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Potosi, the highest city in the world, and most famous for a giant hill full of silver, tin and very nasty chemicals. We joined a tour and paid an old miner to take us in for the day, show us around and put us to work. The next day, we started ...

Moving on (at last), Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Moving on (at last)

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Hello hello! Well, I have finally decided to move on from lovely Sucre and get myself on the road again. Its kind of a wierd feeling knowing that I am going to have to start making actual decisions about where to eat, where to sleep and who to talk ...

Tupiza and Horses, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

Tupiza and Horses

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... time could not have been any better. I don't think I will ever get a chance to ride a horse like that again, litterally nudging the horse into to life like like the twist of a motor bike throttle but this is Bolivia and the reason we love ...

Here we go again!, Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Here we go again!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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So we were heading south. Gone was the tropical climate of Rurre and out came the thermal undies and llama jumpers. 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 ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... rested on top of the bus when we stopped at lights, immediately the whole bus started humming as we earthed a power line. Bolivia at its best! We visited Lunar valley, an unusual mud tower formation. Went to the best coca museum in the ...

Flamingoes, fumeroles and wide open spaces, Salar de Uyuni and Laguna Colorada circuit, Bolivia travel blog

Flamingoes, fumeroles and wide open spaces

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... afternoon, after collecting bags and arranging onward travel, everyone gathered in Minuteman (the best pizza place in the world, let alone Bolivia!) for a farewell drink and a bite to eat. We´d bought tickets for the 1.45am train to Oruro (from where we ...

Turkey and brussels sprouts, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Turkey and brussels sprouts

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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A Bolivian Christmas! Its been ages since I last wrote, and I'm still in Sucre. Its been over 3 weeks now since I arrived here, and although I'm already getting slightly itchy feet, I reckon I'll be here till the end of January. The Spanish ...

Crazy animals, the Pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Crazy animals, the Pampas, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... they let you set off some dynamite. I didn´t really fancy that idea so headed on to Sucre, which is the official capital of Bolivia. It had some nice colonial buildings, and I was very tempted to buy some antiques but glad I resisted. There was a miners ...

An odd, but beautiful start!, Laguna Blanca, Bolivia travel blog

An odd, but beautiful start!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... go in 4 x 4 due to the snow (of which there was not much!) we stopped in the middle of nowhere to be stamped into Bolivia. Possibly the strangest border crossing I have ever seen with a bus carcass on the side of the road, sorry that is an exaggeration, ...

Isla del Sol, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Isla del Sol

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... our Belgian friend, Gaelle, who we last saw on the Easter Islands. For the past few weeks Gaelle has been travelling through Bolivia on a guided tour with her parents. Gaelle meets us in our hostel kitchen. We feel relaxed after our stay in Copacabana ...

Retracing our tyre tracks, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Retracing our tyre tracks

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... political problems which were leading to road blocks, riots and no petrol across most of the country (can't believe nobody in England knew Bolivia was on the brink of civil war!). We had come to terms with selling the bikes when we got back to La Paz and ...

Change of direction, change of plans, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Change of direction, change of plans

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... everything from meals to tools and petrol as we knew that services and supplies get a little short in the southwest part of Bolivia. Outside one of the shops an old couple started chatting to us about out our trip, having seen both bikes and ...

The last stop, Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

The last stop

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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As we wound the bikes around the streets of Cochabamba looking for a hostal with a courtyard for the bikes, my engine died and wouldn't start. The kick start felt really crunchy and just wrong. Angry and tired I pushed the bike for about 10 mins to the ...

La paz...again, goodbye motos!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La paz...again, goodbye motos!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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It was 383km to La Paz, the longest distance we had done in one day but tarmac all the way, which at first was fun but soon became monotonous. We wanted our dirt roads back! It was a welcome sight to see La Paz in the distance; we had done it, all the ...

Altiplano Day Two, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Altiplano Day Two

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 290 Weather : Sunny Temperature : 15 degrees I'd had a terrible night's sleep, although when I woke up I was feeling slightly better than I had the previous night. My headache, although still present was somewhat less. I didn't feel ...

4 day Salar de Uyuni tour!!, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

4 day Salar de Uyuni tour!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... , Felix and our cook, Reina both seemed nice and friendly. Over the first 3 days we explored the South West of Bolivia. It involved a fair amount of driving but we saw some unique and spectacular landscapes. Crazy rock formations, frozen lagoons, ...

The Wild West!, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

The Wild West!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Usually we're required to get up ridiculously early to catch buses to our next location, but as Potosi is only 3 hours away we 'treated' ourselves and left midday after a nice lay in. Annoyingly the one day we had in Potosi turned out to be a bank ...

Sucre er helt konge!, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre er helt konge!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... , it's not extremely cheap for Bolivia, as this is more of a Gringo hangout than your typical Bolivian establishment (who in Bolivia would eat granola and yoghurt for breakfast?). But consider I would get something like half a bottle of water in Norway ...

The Incredible Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Incredible Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 291 Temperature : 20 degrees Weather : Partly cloudy Our driver turned up and hour and a half late to collect us without a word of explanation and didn't even acknowledge that we'd been waiting for ages. This, really peed us ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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From Uyuni, we rang hostels in Potosi that would agree to take 17 of us at 2am when the bus got in. We eventually found one - after discovering that many of the numbers in the Lonely Planet were wrong. We left Uyuni at 7pm. Just over two hours into our ...

Breathless, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Breathless

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... ! The exciting thing this week has been the inauguration of Evo Morales, the new president. He's the first president in Bolivia from an indigenous background, and the celebrations here were done in earnest. The lady in the laundry said things ...

Yeee-ha! The world´s most dangerous road by bike, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

Yeee-ha! The world´s most dangerous road by bike

A travel blog entry by idarich

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We'd been told it's an absolute must-do in Bolivia... hurtling down "the world's most dangerous road" on a mountain bike! Always up for a challenge, we signed up with one of the many agencies in La Paz who offer this adrenaline-filled one-day adventure, ...

Isla del Sol - A worthy hike, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Isla del Sol - A worthy hike

A travel blog entry by florby

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... and lukewarm showers, but for the price I ain't askin for more. Went across the road to grab dinner at a local joint. Trout again, but this time it was prepared much better with less grease. Heading to La Paz tomorrow. Looking ahead! Copacabana, ...

Bolivia...the bargain basement of South America, Copacabana and La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia...the bargain basement of South America

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... its cheaper than car insurance! Here in the highlands around the Lake (it's over 4000m) the only inhabitants are Bolivia's Aymara Indigenous people - campesinos similar to the highlands of Peru. The difference here is that there are almost no ...

Still loving La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Still loving La Paz

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the afternoon wandering the city which has some lovely old churches and plazas. Stills very European which is a bit odd really! Bolivia on the whole does feel a bit more different from other countries with people wearing local dress e.g. bowler hats ...

It's all as plain as Salt., Salar de Uynuni, Bolivia travel blog

It's all as plain as Salt.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... , the Salar de Uyuni, and we had made it... on bikes!  Basically, 40000 to 25000 years ago much of south west bolivia was a lake which dried up to leave two smaller lakes and two major salt concentrations, the lagest being the Salar de Uyuni. It ...

Copacabana, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana

A travel blog entry by ameng

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08/01/2011 - Saturday The trip was short, only about two hours, and it involved getting out and catching a small boat across a stretch of water, then waiting for the bus to come across on a much larger ferry.  After arriving in Copacabana we set off ...

We missed the family Yuletide!, Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivia travel blog

We missed the family Yuletide!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  Every year at the start of December my family (on my mother's side) meet up for our family yuletide celebrations.  As the family is now so big and spread out all over the UK, it's a good way for us all to get together and ...

Babers!, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Babers!

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... border too, first you go to the yellow building, then the green, then don't forget to change your money, then walk to Bolivia and go to the blue building: getting a passport stamp has never been so stressful! After buying some well deserved BBQ pringles ...

Highest town in the world, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Highest town in the world

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... by a polishing and then painting of the black soles. Johns 10 year old boots look almost brand new afterwards. My first impressions Bolivia reminds me of some of the small towns that we visitd in China. Ladies sell almost everything by the market: ...

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