Travel Blogs from Bolivia

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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 ...

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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La ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Inca Trail (Peru and Bolivia), La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Inca Trail (Peru and Bolivia)

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... ] propane tanks blocking the road. I'm not sure if this was some sort of protest or them just wanting their propane tanks filled. Bolivia has a lot of political protests. I went back to the same hostel and just after getting there it started to rain. I ...

Bonus day in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia travel blog

Bonus day in Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... countryside around Santa Cruz... even so a few of their kids and babies we saw looked decidedly inbred! So this afternoon it´s "Adios Bolivia" as we board the train to the border with Brazil. This is a good time to reflect on what we´ve experienced ...

Three of the most unforgettable days of our trip, Uyuni, Bolivia travel blog

Three of the most unforgettable days of our trip

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... mentioned in our previous entry finding a reliable tour operator to the salt flats can be as challenging as a finding a Mc Donald's in Bolivia. Since we were planning on taking the tour over Christmas we wanted to be sure we wouldn't be eating raw turkey ...

Worship The Sun, Copacabana and Isla Del Sol, Bolivia travel blog

Worship The Sun

A travel blog entry by irax

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... began to worship the sun here as well. I left on the boat in the early afternoon and was back in Touristy Copacabana before I knew it. I was only staying here one night before making my dash for Peru, time to say goodbye to Bolivia after about 3 ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by jag

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La Paz the worlds highest capital at 3660m, had a really dramatic entry as it is plopped into a massive chasm, with the suburbs clinging to the sides of the canyon´s lip. There is a massive urban sprawl inbetween the sides of the canyon. There wasn´t a ...

Bites, Bikes and Buses, Part I :, Bolivia travel blog

Bites, Bikes and Buses

A travel blog entry by littleaitch

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... state. My exit speed from the mine was officially recorded as 300% faster than my entry speed. Daylight never looked so good. Bolivia then managed to rival Kiefer Sutherlands 24 hours. Unlike Kiefer, I am hoping that I never have to repeat them and ...

Bolivia's Capital Sucre & The Molly Crisis, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia's Capital Sucre & The Molly Crisis

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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...   your not interested...heee (I wouldnt be interested if I hadnt been there...heee - feel free to stop reading..hee) Bolivia has 2 capital cities - Sucre is the main capital as it is the constitutional and judicial city for Bolivia while La Paz is ...

Biking the World's Most Dangerous Road to Coroico, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Biking the World's Most Dangerous Road to Coroico

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... ways to separate you from your money while on buses). Anyway, if you run into a Deitleheim (or something similar) while traveling through Bolivia, you'll know where that came from. Back to Deder and his plans. I found out he would be biking down the ...

Flat Flat Flat, Salt Plains, Bolivia travel blog

Flat Flat Flat

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Monday 16th May 2005 Arrive In Uyuni at 2.30am, and get to a very basic hotel to sleep. waking at 9am to catch our tour, though as per usual we hang around for a few hours. Into the 4WD, with two danish, one french, one swiss, and our local guide, ...

Sunburnt on Isla del Sol, Copacabana and Isla del Sol, Bolivia travel blog

Sunburnt on Isla del Sol

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... over the high Altiplano and through the bustling new city of El Alto, we dropped down into the dramatic canyon in which Bolivia's high-altitude (3,640m) capital is situated. Tucked into this 'bowl', the city has many steep and winding backstreets. During ...

Titicaca!!! and Finally some Sun., Copacabana, Bolivia travel blog

Titicaca!!! and Finally some Sun.

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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Our hotel offers a bus to Copacabana, so we decided to hop on. We left early in the morning and watched as the bus negotiated the tight and narrow hilly streets of La Paz. Once we finally picked up everyone we headed up the massive hill to an overlooking ...

Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia travel blog

Sucre

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. I´ll also write about my time in the Salar de Uyuni and Potosí at that point, what can I say? I´ve been ...

Potosí, Potosí, Bolivia travel blog

Potosí

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 ...

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