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Tihuanaco ruins, Tihuanaco, Bolivia travel blog

Tihuanaco ruins

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I took a day trip to the Tihuanaco ruins near lake Titicaca today. There were some impressive pyramids and stone statues, and the precision with which the tihuanacos had carved the stone to fit perfectly together was amazing (to carve they used llama ...

Volunteering at the animal Sanctuary, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Volunteering at the animal Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  We are spending about 15 days at an animal sanctuary in Villa Tunari (www.intiwarayassi.org).  We will be here for Christmas and New Year and we don't think that there will be any Internet :-( If we can we will update the site but ...

Her name wasn't Lola and she wasn't a showgirl, Copacabana and La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Her name wasn't Lola and she wasn't a showgirl

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... Back on the mainland it was off to find the nearest chicken shack, before crashing into bed for the early bus across the border to Bolivia and the small fishing town of Copacabana. Here we had the option of going to more islands on the Lake, but I ...

Election fever, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Election fever

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Hello everyone! A quick entry from what will be my home for Christmas, New Year and beyond! I've been in Sucre for a week already and time is flying. I've started proper Spanish lessons with a lovely language school and am now learning how to do ...

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 ...

Salar De Uyuni, Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Salar De Uyuni

A travel blog entry by irax

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Sorry for the delay in writing this entry! IŽll skip it in the meantime and write about it in June, IŽll add a link back here at that time. Cheers for ...

Copacabana - Haunted By Barry, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana - Haunted By Barry

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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After crossing the Strait of Tiquina in a little boat, we reboarded our bus and wound our way down to Copacabana with lyrics from Barry Manilow buzzing round both our brains! We were dropped off at the lovely town square, complete with ornate, Moorish ...

Leaving the Altiplano Behind, Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

Leaving the Altiplano Behind

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... aptly describe this city of perpetual spring. Although our guide books had clearly warned us of the nerve-shattering atmosphere of Bolivia's largest market town, we decided that a short ramble through the heart of the market would be of interest. The ...

Dinosaurs, Flamingos and a Load O' Salt, Sucre/Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Dinosaurs, Flamingos and a Load O' Salt

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... high altitude town of Uyuni, which doesn't merit a visit except as a starting point for trips into the wilderness in southwestern Bolivia (well, the town also has an incredibly good pizza place run by a guy from Boston). The evening we arrived was spent ...

Big fry up then off to Sucre...with a bit of vomit, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Big fry up then off to Sucre...with a bit of vomit

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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As predicted, today was a slow day. We managed to drag ourselves out of bed around 12noon, then got our stuff packed before checking out of the hostel at 1pm. We threw our bags into the storage room and headed out for breakfast/lunch. We ended up at ...

A day of rest for Lorna, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

A day of rest for Lorna

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We arrived at Sucre bus terminal around 8am and, due to Lorna's illness, we got a taxi to the hostel. Luckily our room was ready, but we actually decided to upgrade to a room with ensuite and TV - only a couple of quid more. We expected to spend most ...

Monkey mayhem!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Monkey mayhem!

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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So after surviving mountain biking down the Worlds Most Dangerous Road (100 people die every year on this one stretch of road, mainly due to buses and trucks falling off the edge of the very narrow, windy roads, most of which are bordered by 1000m sheer ...

Into the Wild, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Into the Wild

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... to visit Bolivia ... however I changed my mind and ended up staying two weeks. IŽm glad I did because Bolivia has easily become one of my new favorite countries.   One of the main reasons ...

Dangerous living at the top of the world..., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Dangerous living at the top of the world...

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... the chewing Bolivians, rather fix the problem in your own back yard", thus one of the reasons for all the political conflict between Bolivia and the West.   Coca chewing aside, La Paz certainly did have a lot to keep us busy but we decided to ...

Cancelled!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Cancelled!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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With not much planned to do in La Paz we just wandered around town, went into the Iglesia de San Francisco and walked to the San Pedro Prison. Overlooking the city was Illimani mountain, sitting at 6402 meters above sea level. One of the things we ...

The magical blue colour of Lago Titicaca, Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

The magical blue colour of Lago Titicaca

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... woman was realy glad we stayed there, she could use the money very well (she had a sick daughter receiving treatment somewhere else in Bolivia and needed money to be able to go and visit her). She told us that from April until August, there had been two ...

The Tarabuco Market, Tarabuco, Bolivia travel blog

The Tarabuco Market

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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We went to the little town of Tarabuco for their Sunday market.  No crazy stories to tell, but here are some ...

Another day in the capital, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Another day in the capital

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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The toilet activity, as promised yesterday, arrived at 7.30am. It wasn't as bad as it could have been, so another plus sign for the Star of India. We had a bit of a sort it out day today. Obviously we started the day with our free pancakes before ...

Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... some parts of the road very difficult to pass... consequence: waiting, off the bus, pushing the bus, waiting for another bus, pushing the other bus, on the bus, back off the bus... Anyway, Sucre, the capital of Bolivia, we ll soon find out what it s ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Worlds Most Dangerous Road... on a bike...SMASH!!!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Worlds Most Dangerous Road... on a bike...SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up at about 5.30am. I for one was worried that today might be my last.  A few reasons really, not having been on a bike (except wine tasting in Mendoza) for years, serious lack of balance, altitude, scratched sunglasses to blur ...

A taxi ride with Bolivia's boxing champion of 1980, Tarabuco, Bolivia travel blog

A taxi ride with Bolivia's boxing champion of 1980

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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A taxi ride with Bolivia's boxing champion of ...

The Highest city in the world., Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest city in the world.

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Potosi, Bolivia is the most important city you probably have never heard of. In the colonial days, Potosi was the largest and richest city in the Western Hemisphere, and some say in the world - it had a larger population than Paris, London, ...

Touring the Potosi Silver Mines, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

Touring the Potosi Silver Mines

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... No - they dump it in the river".  Spicy informed me.  (Another reason to always drink bottled water in Bolivia) The mining operations are run as a co-op, so the miners split all the profits from the extracted ...

A brief tale of two cities and an island., Lake Titicaca, Bolivia travel blog

A brief tale of two cities and an island.

A travel blog entry by mette

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... am stamped out of this amazing country that have exceeded even my highest expectations and given 30 days in my passport to spend in Bolivia. Copacabana, oh that sounds nice and warm. Well it ain't in Bolivia.. But beautiful - OH YES! Having been a wee ...

A disappointing time in Cochabamba., Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

A disappointing time in Cochabamba.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We flew back to La Paz a day after our jungle tour. The flight was again awesome this time offering sunset views over the jungle and then we flew over La Paz at night. We stayed an unplanned day in La Paz as we were lazy and couldn't be bothered to get ...

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia travel blog

Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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A setback in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia travel blog

A setback in Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the number of air-conditioned shopping malls, luxury vehicles and upmarket cafes hint at a demograpic different from the rest of Bolivia. People seem wealthier and are more European in looks; there are very few Indians on the streets. Needless to ...

Marcel in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Marcel in La Paz

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Marcel at some typical spots of La Paz. More to be added the next ...

Our Amazon Adventure: Part One, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia travel blog

Our Amazon Adventure: Part One

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Taking Luis advice we enjoyed probably our best breakfast in South America so far, chocolate croissants, cheese puff pastry and milkshakes. We then joined our group 2 polish, a Canadian, a Swiss,1 French, 1 Czech and another Brit. Firstly we had a jeep ...

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