Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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bolivia you can do better, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

bolivia you can do better

A travel blog entry by jessmargaret

We have officially arrived in country number 2! Not much to report on this one, but here we go...We got to copacabana and basically lazed around, shopping and eating! yesssssss. We met a british/irish couple and went out for some drinks with them that ...

El Gran Poder, festival a La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

El Gran Poder, festival a La Paz

A travel blog entry by sebchant

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Coming ...

Bolivia - Days 7 , 8 and 9, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia - Days 7 , 8 and 9

A travel blog entry by soummo

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... town called Tarabuco, about 65 km southeast of Sucre where you have the famous Sunday market, which features high-quality ``artesania`` from Bolivia. I am now going to go to a travel agency to buy a plane ticket from Sucre to Sta Cruz for my flight ...

Moving on, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Moving on

A travel blog entry by missemilygray

Finally left Potosi today after delaying the evil moment of getting back on the road as long as possible! Went to the hospital to say goodbye to David and Kaitlin - I will miss them! but David's dad arrives from Canada tomorrow so I know they will be OK ...

Butch Cassidy eat your heart out!, Tupiza, Uyuni and Salar de Uyuni tour, Bolivia travel blog

Butch Cassidy eat your heart out!

A travel blog entry by billyandtrav

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... , a splash-out I think was justified!!). Tour 2, The Salar del Uyuni tour is the most famous and popular in Bolivia. 4 days in a jeep travelling around the most remote and beautiful scenery imaginable (actually it was not imaginable as there is ...

Lazy days..., Samaipata, Bolivia travel blog

Lazy days...

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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After a very lazy day sunbathing and chatting with a very entertaining Irish guy called Tony and a Dutch girl he was travelling with, the Russian guys informed me that evening that they'd changed their minds about the tour and wanted to cut it down to ...

No Che, Santa Cruz, Bolivia travel blog

No Che

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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... in Samaipata, had given me the idea of travelling over to the Bolivian/Brazilian border by train to experience the Pantanal (wetlands) in Bolivia instead of paying a fortune to go into Brazil, so I said I'd ponder it and let them know. Got myself a ...

Weak and watery, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Weak and watery

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

... to rain. Soon the streets were about a foot deep in water - flowing in torrents. Dismounting our horses became a major hazard. High Bolivia only gets 300mm of rain each year - the problem is not quantity but the complete absence of drains. It says a ...

Potosi, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Potosi

A travel blog entry by tphilip75

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... to extract the silver from the mines to fund the Spanish monarchy back in Spain and make all the Spanish money. Its quite ironic that Bolivia now pays Spain to make Bolivianos for them! The next day we did a tour of the mines. First we had to stop at ...

Im Westen nichts Neues, Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

Im Westen nichts Neues

A travel blog entry by terredeshommes

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... the importer of Acer hardware, it doesn't exist, thanks a lot! So no success, and no fix. The first time I went through Bolivia I had heard of a flight between Cochabamba and Uyuni in a DC-3, the old plane from WW2! Obviously something like that is a bit ...

Beach holidays in a land-locked country, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Beach holidays in a land-locked country

A travel blog entry by jessandian

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Some may call it careless, some may say unfortunate, whatever you call it Bolivia has lost all its coastline and is now land-locked. Which leaves the question, where do you go for a beach holiday ?? The answer for Bolivians is Copacabana - certainly ...

Journey to the City in the Sky, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Journey to the City in the Sky

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

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What a journey! 33 hours later and weve finally arrived, survived the altitude and we are very excited about the next few months... just feel so happy to be travelling! We left the house on Friday evening, got the train to Manchester airport, which was ...

La Cumbre to Coroico and San Pedro jail, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

La Cumbre to Coroico and San Pedro jail

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

A days rest and I was ready to go and risk my life again. This time it was mountain biking and I decided to cycle a road the Inter American Development Bank call the worlds most dangerous. In 1994 26 vehicles went over the edge, one every two weeks. In ...

La Paz - Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - Bolivia

A travel blog entry by gary_cailin

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They make cocaine here. The bus from Cusco to Puno was bad, but it got worse ther next day. After that bus we decided to spend a little more and get a first class bus to La Paz. We were waiting at the station and then it pulls up- a lovely big ...

Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... the motor racing which was quite cool. Slightly outdated rally cars flying through the streets or into cement bags in some case!!! Bolivia seems to have a never ending thirst for things going on. If its not racing its street bands, blockades, or just ...

Oh La Paz, thou art black, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Oh La Paz, thou art black

A travel blog entry by pavandsim

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... `animal`. Naturally unwritten laws. Long-term the effects are . . . what`s the next level after catastrophic anyone? . . . put simpy, Bolivia would no longer exist. It would simply be an area of the earth where nine million human beings would exist side ...

Relaxation, Cloud Forest and Ruins, Samaipata, Bolivia travel blog

Relaxation, Cloud Forest and Ruins

A travel blog entry by jled

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... for the last 14 years, and an Austrian student. Our guide Peter was a fantastic German who’s been living, working and guiding in Bolivia, Peru and Chile for the last 11 years. After an hour and a half in the jeep along dirt "roads" we pulled up, ...

Paa floden, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Paa floden

A travel blog entry by beritmette

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... blev der snakket med de forskellige health promoters og boernene laerte at boerste taender, tand hygiejne er virkeligt et stort problem i Bolivia. Vi saa en masse af de ting vi normalt ser i klinikken og paa hospitalet, men ogsaa nogle forskellige ting ...

vbn bvvcbvc, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

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A travel blog entry by eknoll

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An early return to New Zealand?, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

An early return to New Zealand?

A travel blog entry by kiwi_surfer

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... the logistics of it all. But once again knowing the money goes into the hands of some of the most powerful, dangerous gangs in Bolivia, my Moralistic side kicked into gear and once again my curiosity had to take a back seat. I surprised myself on both ...

Salt Plains, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Plains

A travel blog entry by john-and-min

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From Uyuni we did the obligatory Salt Plains tour. Uyuni was like a town out of Mad Max - in the middle of the desert and nobody was around bar a few tourists (we'd come in fairly early). There was like 100 tour operators, which we later learnt did ...

Jacj Cuisi - Day 12, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Jacj Cuisi - Day 12

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

... South London (like me?!) and is a proper seasoned traveller.  John is actually from one of Inti Wara Yassi's other camps in Bolivia but came along to check out this one.  They seem like good guys and should fit well in the camp although it ...

Jacj Cuisi - Day 9, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Jacj Cuisi - Day 9

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

... are turned into cocaine although chewing them obviously doesn't give you any of the affects of cocaine.  They are mainly chewed in Bolivia and Peru and from what I've seen so far its not uncommon to see someone doing this (they look like they ...

High Point of Our Travels, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

High Point of Our Travels

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

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We spent 4 days in and around La Paz, Bolivia - and we really enjoyed every minute of it.  The guide books advise you to be aware of your surroundings, that thieves prey on tourists (especially at the main bus terminal) and that protests are a part ...

Doing Hard Time, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Doing Hard Time

A travel blog entry by waynekreger

Im on my way to the musical instrument museum when a man with gold teeth and a leather jacket stops me. He asks the standard "where are you from" stuff, then asks to see my passport. Of course Im wary, and when he sees my hesitation he pulls out a ...

No better name for this island!, Isla del Sol, Bolivia travel blog

No better name for this island!

A travel blog entry by ian-sue

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The sun has been following us around for 2 days. So hot and bright! No wonder they named it the Sun island! But also because the legend tells that the god Viracocha created the Sun and the Moon here. So of course we went to see where this "happened". ...

My Birthday!  Uyuni Salt Lakes, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

My Birthday! Uyuni Salt Lakes

A travel blog entry by salsals

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... dinner, where Freddie announced that his birthday present from his parents was money to go out for a nice meal.  Well we were in Bolivia so the money actually meant we all had huge dinner of pizza, and then went to the cactus bar and drank all night, ...

Apart Hotel Violetta's, Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

Apart Hotel Violetta's

A travel blog entry by gkosaras

... , close to El Prado in a calm area of the city. The Violetta's Apart Hotel offers comfortable and fully equipped apartments for your stay in Cochabamba, Bolivia on business or vacation. You can make a reservation through this site: Bolivia Travel ...

Life on Bolivian Time, Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

Life on Bolivian Time

A travel blog entry by 3967miles

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... and I met our teacher Vivian.  She will be teaching two classes: Politics and Civil Society (with a focus on Bolivia) and Global Citizenship.  Vivian is from Bolivia but actually attended graduate school in Nashville, Tennessee.  She is ...

Underground, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Underground

A travel blog entry by colmandliz

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We'd heard on our travels that Bolivia was not known for it's health and safety standards. We'd heard of unpaved roads that wind through mountain ranges and over sheer cliff faces, the world's most dangerous road (which you cycle down!), the world's most ...

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