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Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
To lands where you can fall down a gringo trap (hole in the pavement) without any notice, where you can be sold and preached to about anything on a bus ( from hair bands to indigestion tablets) where veggie food means taking the meat out, dogs and cows roam free on the road and chickens are a standard household pet. Where traditional ...
... we took stock of our situation. Recognising that time was slipping swiftly by while the mechanics made fresh diagnoses almost daily, we took the considered and difficult decision to part company with the Disco and continue our journey by other means. Our kind friends had recommended a trip to the Bolivian Amazon, which would give us a complete change of scene, a chance to relax and the opportunity to plan the rest of our trip.
So here we were in a new environment, ...
... 39. I had the same driver whom the hotel arranged to meet me at the airport on my way in a few days ago. Had a 21-minute ride to the airport through fog before sunrise. We passed an electronic sign that displayed a temperature of 6º C (43º F). The driver provided excellent service. Instead of dropping me off on the curb, he parked the car and wheeled my two suitcases into the terminal and right up to the Amaszonas check-in counter!
I was anxious about the weight ...
... things we got a nights accommodation and it took us to our next stop. The train was surprisingly bumpy, but got us to Santa Cruz at 8am the next day after about 12hrs. It's at this time that we realised we were both giants in Bolivia! Adam freakishly so at 6.3ft, he can't get into any door way and is bent double on buses. My head just touches the top of everything, at 5.6ft and I can see every Bolivian neatly plaited scalp. It's nice to see how the tall people live ...
... and spitting it out. Also I don't fancy having a puffed out cheek or green bits in my teeth. But it is suppose to help with altitude and fatigue. I decided to keep my headaches. In Potosi it was all a bit chaotic when we arrived. They didn't even drop us off at the terminal, it was on some random street. Then people were rushing to sell us rooms in their hostels. (This is the story I used at the police station to report my phone stolen since I didn't have any time in La Paz, so clearly ...
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