Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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A few days in the highest city in the World!, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

A few days in the highest city in the World!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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A storm in the night had knocked out the electricity in Sucre, so I was unable to watch the early Premiership game. Amazingly, 5 minutes after our 10.30am check-out, the electricity came back on....funny that eh? Anyhow, as we had an hour or two to kill ...

A steady stroll on a Sunday aftrnoon, Potosi, Bolivia travel blog

A steady stroll on a Sunday aftrnoon

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... after a short walk from the restaurant, Lorna became ill again. Poor girl is just not having much luck on our 2nd visit to Bolivia! We went back to the hostel for a couple of hours whilst she pulled everything together. In the evening I decided to nip ...

Uyuni - Some Home Comforts, But Still No Water!, Uyuni and Oruro, Bolivia travel blog

Uyuni - Some Home Comforts, But Still No Water!

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... , Andrea and I ventured out for some breakfast, but were again victims of exasperatingly slow (almost non-existent) service - it seems that Bolivia is not the place to indulge in eating out. We spent a fair portion of the day back on the Internet (we had ...

Geysers at 4500m in Bolivia, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Geysers at 4500m in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Geysers at 4500m in ...

Bolivia. The Big Fact, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia. The Big Fact

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... in South Americas poorest country. Turns out this is also the capital of Bolivia, Bolivia has two capitals, Sucre and La Paz. Bolivia's most famous export is its marching powder which generates around US$1 billion a year for Bolivia La Paz, which is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Salt flats- day 1, Tupiza, Bolivia travel blog

Salt flats- day 1

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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I always planned to do the salt flats from Tupiza. The reason being was that I wanted to finish the tour with the salt flats. If you take a tour from Unyui, you basically start with doing the salt flats. It's a bit like having your desert before you've ...

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 ...

Highest capital city and 1st roast dinner, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Highest capital city and 1st roast dinner

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... from here. As we were approaching the city, you could see snow capped mountains in the background, some of the highest peaks in Bolivia are to be found just outside the city. We won't be climbing any of these any time soon. They looked very picturesque, ...

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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La ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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