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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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! I´ll skip it in the meantime and write about it in June, I´ll 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. I´m glad I did because Bolivia has easily become one of my new favorite countries.   One of the main reasons ...

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