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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 Mixed Afternoon, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Mixed Afternoon

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... shells stuffed with egg, potato and sauce.  They were the perfect midday snacks.  We also dropped in on Vertigo Biking Bolivia one last time to pick up our t-shirts and photo CD's and to use their free internet. The rain finally caught up ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bus Ride to La Paz!, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Bus Ride to La Paz!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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BEFORE YOU READ ON....... me and Zoe are 100% safe and happy.... no cuts no bruises just some slightly shaken nerves.  I will explain: So we jumped on our bus heading Copacobana -> La Paz, and this one time...the only time so far we decided to ...

Copacabana, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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    Travel from Puno to La Paz stopping in Copacabana for ...

witches, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

witches

A travel blog entry by helene

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... a ridiculous goatee like a dead hamster. He could even give Leonard Cohen lessons in how to be miserable. Poverty aside, Bolivia is very different from other South America countries. The Bolivian psyche is made up of an overpowering machismo, rigid ...

Bolivian Bliss, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Bliss

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... seen, after a long satisfying slog watching the sun set over Lake titicaca and in the most peaceful surroundings, it had already made Bolivia special, special enough for us to have a bottle of Bolivian wine with dinner! The next day we headed back to ...

Salt and beyond..., Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salt and beyond...

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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I think we were up at 5.15 today but my memory has blanked it out as it was too early despite going to bed at about 21.30 last night! Its difficult to sleep properly at high altitude but we were out for the count last night. Highest altitude we have ...

South America's Poorest Country, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

South America's Poorest Country

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After a 7 hour overnight bus to the border of Argentina and Bolivia, I was shocked! I was shocked at how freakin cold it is!!! Perhaps coming to Bolivia to hibernate from winter in Argentina and Chile was not the brightest idea. I planned to cross the ...

Sweet Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sweet Sucre

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hi all, Not a lot to say about Sucre I'm afraid. It is the constitutional capital of Bolivia so unlike the barren, derelict towns we have previously visited, Sucre is a Spanish city full of colonial, white buildings and narrow streets that reflect ...

Bright White, Coqueza, Bolivia travel blog

Bright White

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... of Uyuni. The town of Uyuni has had a large mining past and these old locomotives were used to transport the minerals across Bolivia. Now they lay still, rusting in the cold air. After wandering around the many rusting relics we headed back into town ...

Ride 'em cowboy (and girl!), Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

Ride 'em cowboy (and girl!)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... buses, taxis or combos going anywhere because there was a national election.  It turns out that as voting is compulsory in Bolivia to ensure people actually go they are not allowed to work.  They also can’t drink alcohol the night before ...

This Is Just Regular Sausage Right?, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

This Is Just Regular Sausage Right?

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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After our bumpy experience on the bus from La Paz to Uyuni we decided to catch the smooth train back to Orouro then a shorter three hour bus to La Paz. As the only way out is at 2.40AM, we imagine most tourists have to do what we did and pay for a whole ...

The Inca Island That Craddles The Sun, Isla del Sol, Bolivia travel blog

The Inca Island That Craddles The Sun

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hi all, The Island of the Sun is the legendary Inca creation site and is the birthplace of the Sun in Inca mythology. Many backpackers come here to hike around the island, but as we got a later boat we decided just to visit the south part of the island. ...

The Salar De Uyuni, Atulcha, Bolivia travel blog

The Salar De Uyuni

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... office. After obtaining our passport exit stamps we were ready to go.  Unfortunately the company was running on Bolivia standard time so we stood on the sidewalk waiting for 45 minutes after our scheduled departure time. Eventually our ...

At the Copa..., Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

At the Copa...

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... water front trying out Bolivian beer. We found in the first afternoon that we could feel some differences between Peru and Bolivia. The Peruvian tourism industry takes a pretty in your face marketing style (having reps from five restaurants follow you ...

Sneaking through the Bolivian border, Laguna Colorada, Bolivia travel blog

Sneaking through the Bolivian border

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... fascinating to see. We had seen boiling mood and steam geysers in New Zealand but we never really thought about them being in Bolivia. Approximately an hour later we got to the first part of Laguna Colorada. We stopped off to get some photos of the ...

Chilling out in an out of bounds town, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Chilling out in an out of bounds town

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we just hung around Uyuni. We checked out of Prisoner Cell Block H around 11am then sat and had a late brekky of scrambled eggs. I then went off to book a bus to La Paz for that evening. The first place I went to had no places left (apparently, ...

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