Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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Salar de Uyuni, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... and the incident with our drunk guide in Salar de Uyuni just about finished us off.   However, not to leave Bolivia on a totally negative note, it's the country with the highest indigenous population in South America, which makes it more ...

The ´ordinary´ is far away in another land...., La Cumbre - Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

The ´ordinary´ is far away in another land....

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... our heads down was the only option for staying sane.... As always we made it back to La Paz in one piece, if a little shaken. "Been there, done that and got the T Shirt", said Jason. Next was more adventure in Bolivia's share of the Amazon ...

Salt Flat Tour, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt Flat Tour

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... area of old rusting unused English steam trains that can no longer be used because of the lack of wood in this area of Bolivia.  We started to feel the benefit of our slightly more expensive tour when our English speaking guide Oscar gave us a full ...

Isla Del Sol - Where life sprang out, Isla Del Sol, Bolivia travel blog

Isla Del Sol - Where life sprang out

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Isla Del ...

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid Country, Tupizu, Bolivia travel blog

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid Country

A travel blog entry by catters

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Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 2, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 2

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We got up at about 7am (Andrew had been awake for hours woken up by the screams of the Howler Monkeys 7km away) ready for our breakfast call at 7.30am and spent a while watching the monkeys swing about the trees and the Black Vultures swooping in looking ...

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 3, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 3

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I woke up feeling a little bit worse for wear, it was 5am and Victor was at our door seeing if we wanted to watch sunrise. As the sun had appeared to already have started and it was raining quite heavily (nothing to do with a hangover from the ring of ...

Carnival Chaos, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Carnival Chaos

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 296 Temperature : 10 degrees Weather : Cold and cloudy with some sunny spells We have spent five whole days in the dizzying heights of La Paz doing absolutely sod all…it's been great!  We've been so exhausted with all the ...

Operation Pink Dolphin, Rurrenbaque, Bolivia travel blog

Operation Pink Dolphin

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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After spending a week in the jungle and we are fully Tarzaned up although without the loin cloth!!! We went on a 3 day/ 2 night tour with a fab group of people (2 Ozzies, 3 Kiwis, 1 English, 1 Dutch, and 3 French) to the Pampas (marsh and river ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... of the length of the lake. The other thing that struck us about the town was the, already evident, difference between Peru and Bolivia, only a few miles from the border. Peru is not a rich country (60% of its population live below the poverty line) but ...

Where we're going we don't need roads, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Where we're going we don't need roads

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... you are just a bit weak & have to slow down. Thankfully I had no queasiness or headaches that were too bad.   After getting into Bolivia we split into groups of 6 and got into our jeeps for the rest of the trip. Nadine & I were paired with a ...

Crossing into Argentina, Villazon, Bolivia travel blog

Crossing into Argentina

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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5121km to Ushuaia (where I pick catch my boat south to Antarctica.) so I have a long way to go. I got into a little chaos at the Bolivian border (read the following entry on Juyjuy for the details) and I avoided a little chaos as well.  I ...

Copacabana - Lakeside Town, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana - Lakeside Town

A travel blog entry by florby

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... hostels, some even charging B20($4), a fifth of the price we were paying. We tried to get a refund from the hostel but they refused. So we spent a night there. Bought tickets for La Paz and heading to the island of the Sun tomorrow! Copacabana, ...

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Is "Death Road" really that dangerous?

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Through our travels in South America we heard mix reviews on Death Road with some travellers telling us that it was insane to consider doing this as the road it not fit for cycling let alone driving to stories that said the trip was over rated and not ...

New Years Eve in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia travel blog

New Years Eve in Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... mold and hard work of the Animal Sanctuary before New Year and head to Santa Cruz, which is the second biggest city in Bolivia and also the scene of some recent protests which have fortunately now calmed down. We were recommended a nice (4* darling) ...

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 1, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 1

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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At 6am we decided to head straight to the Amaszonas office to buy our return flight to La Paz. This had obviously been praying on Andrew's mind and he was paranoid that the flights would be cancelled (this isn’t unusual in Rurrenabaque) but we took ...

A Bump & Grind journey to Tupiza, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

A Bump & Grind journey to Tupiza

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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It was an early start this morning as we were up at 6am to get a taxi to the bus terminal. When we arrived, we found that the original company we had booked with - Trans Chicheño - had sold us off to Flota Villa Imperial. We still had seats 1 & 2, ...

Mustard tricks in the cool bowl., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Mustard tricks in the cool bowl.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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If it wasn't for Buenos Aires, I guess La Paz could very well be my favorite city in Latin America (well, I guess we have to add Panama City, Cartagena and Rio as well). It's the highest located capital in the world at an altitude of 3660m, with sunny ...

You should stay on the Island, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

You should stay on the Island

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... In the morning we headed down to the port to get a boat out to Isla del Sol. We had a quick breakfast first and realised that Bolivia was going to be even tougher than Peru to get change in when it cost 40 bolivianos and the lady had to leave the café ...

Salar de Uyuni...The World's Largest Salt Desert, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar de Uyuni...The World's Largest Salt Desert

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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James, Marie, and I teamed up with Damian and Nevina, a couple from England, and another American, Jordan, to round out our group of 6 needed to fill a Toyota Landcruiser and take our tour of the Salar. And it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The first day lead ...

Bumpy, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Bumpy

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... we decided to do a day tour out to see the ruins of Tiwanaku (also called Tiahuanaco). These are the best Inca ruins in Bolivia, but we'd heard they are nothing compared to those found in Peru. After the hours drive out from La Paz we arrived at the ...

La Paz.....are we ever gonna leave?, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz.....are we ever gonna leave?

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... at the hostal (i beat a mathmatician - how proud!). but we are finally there and about to leave tomorrow to tour round bolivia! we have done some other exciting things as well!!! we road pushbikes down the worlds most dangerous road - pretty scary with ...

Chased by a dinosaur!, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Chased by a dinosaur!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... bus, said goodbye to Abe, didn't tip Bruno and the 5 of us drove over the border and the driver exclaimed 'CHILE! CHILE!'. I found Bolivia tough going. The altitude in La Paz really got to me and I was low for a couple of days, but the Isla de Sol ...

Geez It's Cold, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Geez It's Cold

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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"Geez it's cold" Megan said as we all got up at 4AM on this our final day of the four-wheel drive tour. We had to get up this early so we could see sunrise at the Sol de Manana Geysers and have breakfast at the Laguna Challviri thermal springs. All of us ...

The Death Road, La Cumbre, Bolivia travel blog

The Death Road

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Finally got the chance to experience a four year long desire, since I was 22 I´ve been dreaming of riding the DEATH road or as its also known here as The Worlds Most Dangerous Road. It´s name is officially the worlds most dangerous road, ...

The Great Train Graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Great Train Graveyard

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Well after 2 flat tires on the bus to get here, I finally made it to Uyuni, home to the world's largest salt plain, Salar de Uyuni.  Uyuni is a small desert town that sits at 12,000 feet(3600m) in altitude and although pleasant by day, becomes ...

Brush with death aboard a Bolivian bus, On the road from Potosi to Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Brush with death aboard a Bolivian bus

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... we boarded the 10am bus to Uyuni, about six hours away. The road was gravel all the way (as they mostly are in Bolivia) but in pretty good condition. Minutes out of Potosi, we realised that we´d lost our guidebook, our precious bible, probably left ...

Death Road, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

Death Road

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... Death Road as it is also known.  Back then I had thought "probably will never see that, why would I ever want to go to Bolivia".  In 2010 Death Road gained a lot more exposure when it was featured in an episode of Top Gear, with the hosts of the ...

Emillio the Naughty Teenager., Torotoro, Bolivia travel blog

Emillio the Naughty Teenager.

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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Continued bad luck: our taxi driver dropped us off in the wrong place to catch our bus to Toro Toro; we had been  relying on him to drop us off in the obselete corner it left from. We trailed around for ages asking unhelpful locals until eventually ...

Catastrophic Crossing, Puerto Quijarro, Bolivia travel blog

Catastrophic Crossing

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... an exhausting border crossing, as the song says.....things can only get better!     The best and worst bits of Bolivia can now be seen in this video - http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-022c-3418-f3f1?ln   Love Hollie ...

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