Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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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 ...

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 ...

Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, Nuestra Seņora de La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... time of 45 minutes. Fair play to her. Once reaching the end of 'The Death Road', we wound down by visited the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated 100km from La Paz, it was formed in 2002, beginning life as a lodge catering for cyclists who'd ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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, ...

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 ...

Christmas in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Christmas in La Paz

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... Oliver felt a bit nauseaus and I was feeling a bit drowsy, but not too bad. About 10 minute before the border crossing into Bolivia we stopped behind a huge line of traffic, but for whatever reason our bus driver decided to drive on the wrong side of the ...

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 ...

Thrashed Lorna at cards...and she lost a twix!, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

Thrashed Lorna at cards...and she lost a twix!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Went down for our free basic brekky this morning. Lorna is feeling a lot better now, which is good news. We went to check out the trains and buses to Salta today. We have decided to get the train from Tupiza to Villazon, then walk across the border to ...

Bruised testicles & a sore backside...Interesting!, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

Bruised testicles & a sore backside...Interesting!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... We went to a similar restaurant to the one we'd already been to - actually, to be fair, most restaurants we've been to in Bolivia (outside La Paz) have all served pretty much the same food. We had a good few hours eating, drinking and chatting. Connor & ...

A Bus Tour Through La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Bus Tour Through La Paz

A travel blog entry by dane

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We decided to go all out and do the proper $6 bus tour around the city. It promised to take us to places that we either would not or could not walk. We went out to an area called Valle de Luna, which is almost exactly like the badlands in South ...

A day of down time so Lorna can recover, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

A day of down time so Lorna can recover

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Greetings from Mars!, Southwest corner, Bolivia travel blog

Greetings from Mars!

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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After spending a day on the Salar (salt flat), we continued making a massive loop through the desert in our land cruiser through martian landscapes of red, yellow, green, white, and adobe, with bizarre multi-colored salt lagoons packed with ...

La Paz Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz Bolivia

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... the extremeties. Susan took the altitude change a little worse and needed to sit down for a while before going through immigration. Bolivia has some strict requirements for Americans, so we were stuck being grilled over the lack of an official īnvite ...

An Amazonian Adventure, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

An Amazonian Adventure

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... until we got to security where our bags were almost ripped apart by an overzealous woman when we told her we were on the Bolivia flight.  Fortunately the check stopped short of a full cavity search and we didn’t get to hear the terrifying sound ...

The Dust, Dirt and Dogs of Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

The Dust, Dirt and Dogs of Uyuni

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... the trains stopped running here because all the coal was supplied by Chile, and after an argument with them they stopped supplying Bolivia with coal. We have found that most South American countries have problems with Chile! Bit like the France of South ...

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Cycling on "Carretera de la Muerte" (Death Road)

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... road so that big trucks don't have to use the dangerous one anymore, but apparently they still do!! So, some companies in Bolivia have started running cycle tours down it... Now there are very few accidents there, if you're careful... although we did ...

The Greatest, Hyuana Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The Greatest

A travel blog entry by catters

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Today I hurt more than I have ever hurt before.  Today I pushed myself beyond breaking point and realised a level of determination that I didnt think I had in me.  Today I reached to summit of a 6000+ m mountain and I will never ...

Copacabana, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... They are notibly quieter than their South American counterparts. If you are eating in a large full restaurant in Bolivia for example - you´ll still hear yourself chew. They whisper! We got to Copacabana which is on Lake Titicaca ...

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