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Any who the fuente is magical or so they say. i would not agree exactly but the area is beautiful, very peaceful, and relaxing. I spent two hours exploring the site.
After speaking with a tour agency to see if there were any hikes or scheduled trips worth my while i went The next day to Cuervas - 30- 40 min from Samiapata (toward S.C.) to see the waterfalls. There were three gorgeous but small falls. worth the trip ...
... it was true – we could even download movies in our room & make Skype calls! They also had an in-house toucan – named Simon, after Bolivar, the liberator of South America – which hopped about the place looking a bit forlorn about its clipped wings as it tried to steal peoples food, and all the rooms opened onto a courtyard filled with tropical plants which was lovely but, given that the weather wasn’t quite as tropical, almost defeated the point of ...
... following day.
The bike riding was quite hair raising. Vertical drops of a few hundred metres and traffic coming the other direction! No crash barriers. It was run safely, and there were no injuries except for one girl, and it was nothing serious. The guides do, however, bring ropes in case someone goes over the edge. I kid you not!
It was a good ride. Unfortunately 2 of the people in our group had not ridden bikes since ...
... on honeymoon.
The next day a group of teenage Brazilian girls arrive and seem to spend most of their days in the hotel shouting at each other. Mala suerte for me, except the ancient air con blots out most of the noise. The hotel is smack in the centre of Santa Cruz. I thought I'd experience more of Bolivian life if I stayed here than in the beautiful Casapatio sanctuary.
Talk about getting what you asked for !
Hugo Chevaz ...
As the trip winds down, I have so much to type because I was so busy that I was unable to access my laptop. I am in Santa Cruz Boliviawith temperatures so hot my white t-shirt is drenched in just 20 minutes .I am listening to Italian music by the pool in this nice hotel but can’t help think about all those children who will never see this or may never experience this.Yesterday I had to make a decision about going back to La Paz to see ...
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