Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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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, ...

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 ...

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: ...

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Border crossing. After 7 weeks in Peru it was time to start a new adventure in Bolivia. Crossing the border was incredibly easy as for once everything was explained in english so we weren't walking around like headless chickens. The bus ...

Can you pass the salt please?, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Can you pass the salt please?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Basin or Salar de Uyuni. We ended up going on an adventurous trip to Rurrenabaque, but since that day I knew I would come back to Bolivia in order to visit Salar de Uyuni. And now I'm here!! I have signed up on a three days jeep adventure with Cordillera ...

Downtime in La Paz, Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Downtime in La Paz, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Day 24 January 27th - I arrived in La Paz earlier than expected. The bus circled the outer rim of the city and slowly descended down a steep slope, the view of the city at night was exciting, just a shame my camera could not record what I could see. ...

The Salt Times, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Salt Times

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Onwards and up to our next destination, Uyuni. The gateway town to the Bolivian salt flats, an ancient ocean now dried up forming the largest salt flat in the world at 4,085 square miles (10,582 square km).  We drove out for a day trip, ...

Uyuni Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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The Uyuni Salar is the largest salt flat in the world and one of the most bizare places on the planet.  It's 4,000 square miles of perfectly flat white salt at 12,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by ...

Parties and Political Unreset, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Parties and Political Unreset

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... and Sucre is the capital of the Spanish lowlands.  The current president, Evo Morales, is the first indigenous president in Bolivia's history and he's making changes that the European-Bolivians are not happy with - and there are protests in the ...

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 ...

Jeep Jeep, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Jeep Jeep

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... , two Mexicans, two Canadians, a Fin and a Brit (me!)? A very squashed but spectacular trip through the south west corner of Bolivia! I got the train to Tupiza from Villazon, where I bumped into John and Jim from Canada, and Kathina from Finland, who ...

Mountain Biking the Road of Death - La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Mountain Biking the Road of Death - La Paz

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... 100 lives in a matter of seconds... well, maybe minutes depending on which drop they  fell off.  Two years ago, Bolivia opened a proper 2-lane highway to handle all of the traffic and in the process, created one of ...

Train Cemetery, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Train Cemetery

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Our final stop was the Train Cemetery - an old train junkyard out in the desert and a very cool playground.  I wish I had one of these around when I was a kid!   ...

The Highest Capital City in the World, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest Capital City in the World

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... on all sides, dotted red by the brick homes that house the poor, and that lead up to the high planes and Bolivia's poorest city, El Alto. Most residents there don't even have running water, sanitation, or electricy. And considering it's extemely cold ...

The Long and Winding Road - The PanPipe Remix, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

The Long and Winding Road - The PanPipe Remix

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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Back in 1995 one of those international development banks described the road from La Paz to Coroico as the 'most dangerous in the world' - not including those in Iraq, presumably. This was based on the high number of cars and buses that would fall off ...

Mindblowing Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Mindblowing Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I signed up for a 3 day tour from San Pedro in Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia for $80 USD all inclusive. There are quit a few companies that offer a very similar thing, but I would recommend the company I went with (Estrella del Sur) because I think our food ...

Lady E out drinks every man at the dinner table, Laguna Colorada, Bolivia travel blog

Lady E out drinks every man at the dinner table

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... how difficult it was to breathe. We were a bit at a loss what to do so we went into the hut and got stamped into Bolivia. All of a sudden a few 4WD Land cruisers rolled up. We had bumped into Kieron from Ireland who we met in Salta so we decided to head ...

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