Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...

Less of the Altitude!, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Less of the Altitude!

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... a click (1km) out of town, we bumped into Debbie and Geoff. Perhaps in their forties, the husband and wife travelled to Bolivia three years previously as missionaries. Debbie was delighted "kids" such as us were interested in the sites and whisked us over ...

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 ´nvite ...

Crisis in Copacabana, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Crisis in Copacabana

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hi all, From Peru we took a bus to the Bolivian border and our first destination was Copacabana (like the song). Once again, we are glad that we are not Americans as the ‘reciprocal’ visa fees to enter each country in South America are over a ...

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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 ...

Twelve Months Baby!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Twelve Months Baby!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... us today and realised we were mostly thinking of you guys! Aside from this we took the bus from Copacabana to La Paz in Bolivia, which included a boat ride across Lake Titicaca at San Pablo de Tiquina (the bus went on a barge) where we tried not to ...

Outside the prison... but wanting to be inside...., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Outside the prison... but wanting to be inside....

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... we did it and it felt bloody good to know we had climbed up and down the worlds deepest canyon in less than 24 hours. So onto Bolivia. By this stage I think I had worn out my body and was well and truly full up with a cold by the time we got to Lake ...

From San Pedro to Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

From San Pedro to Uyuni

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Our trip from "San Pedro" Chile, across the astonishing landscapes to Uyuni in Bolivia, would take us three days and two nights. There are several agencies, but we went with "Cordillera Traveller" who┤s selling point was that their drivers never got ...

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entering "Tupiza", southern Bolivia

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... of hositality?? Not anywhere!! So, courtesy of "Alfonso`s" generosity and goodwill, we had one of the best meal in "Bolivia" ever, Argentinian steak and Chorizio sausages, yum!! The following day we made our way to the border town, ...

La Paz, Las Rockas, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz, Las Rockas

A travel blog entry by irax

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... the feeling passed and I could tentatively continue eating. I hadn┤t been effected by the altitude like this when I first arrived in Bolivia, but then I┤d been in the mountains while in Argentina so that must have helped. La Paz is a great looking ...

Sweating In Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia travel blog

Sweating In Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... from the rest of Bolivia. Its green, tropical and hot, unlike the dusty, dirty, dry and disgusting rest of Bolivia. Probably because it prides itself in being more Brazilian than Bolivian (good times ahead then!). Thanks to the warm and tropical ...

The big bike adventure begins... or tries to., Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

The big bike adventure begins... or tries to.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... had been punctured and petrol was leaking on to my bike! Bad for 2 reasons 1)Because I couldve exploded 2)There is a petrol crisis in Bolivia at the moment. Its like gold dust and we kept passing petrol stations saying 'no petrol today' and we had to just ...

El Fuerte, The Strength., Samaipata, Bolivia travel blog

El Fuerte, The Strength.

A travel blog entry by irax

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We got a shared taxi out to Samaipata, a couple of hours away. Great way to travel and only twice the price of the really cheap bus (2 quid each). The journey was superb, through beautiful scenery that kept Farah busy snapping away. The town itself is a ...

4 flats in 3 days, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

4 flats in 3 days

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... We got back exhausted, hot and dusty (the dirt tracks throw up loads of dust so you can't have the windows open, and this is Bolivia so air-con doesn't exist so you get hot but still dust inexplicably gets into the jeep so you are still covered in dust by ...

Mountain Biking The World┤s Most Dangerous Road, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Mountain Biking The World┤s Most Dangerous Road

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... and 200 people per year. In July 1983, Carlos Pizarroso Inde drove his bus over the edge, killing more than 100 passengers in Bolivia's worst ever road accident...and that was just one incident that year!!! Depending on who you ask, 7 or 8 mountain bikers ...

The Long Road Ahead, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

The Long Road Ahead

A travel blog entry by irax

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... just head to Bolivia, so I got another bus and after a few hours of passing through amazing scenery I was there, in Bolivia and strangely enough the number of Argentinian tourists dropped to a rate approximately equal to zero! They obviously don┤t like ...

Now its salt, salt, salt and more......, Atullcha, Bolivia travel blog

Now its salt, salt, salt and more......

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Another day, another headache, another painkiller. Had a good breakfast though of some sweet pastry fried thing with dulche de leche which is basically caramel. As ever, my diet is going well. Think we were all quite grateful to leave the place and ...

Homesick drunks, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Homesick drunks

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... in this room. Get us back to Chile! The next morning we were on our merry way to Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia. It´s the country's most beautiful city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (where isn't?!), surrounded by mountains and colonial ...

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