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Neta, Will and I left the monkey park at 2.30pm and caught a mini-bus to Cochabamba for 30bols each. We spent the night in the HI hostel, which felt like luxury after spending so long in the animal refuge accommodation! We decided to treat ourselves to a really nice dinner - after soooo many pizzas at Jazmines, it was great to finally have such a …
... we were all starving. After lunch we made our way back towards town but stopped off to do a little caving. Before entering the caves we had the pleasure of viewing more dinosaur footprints, they were very clear and very awesome to see. Unfortunately most caves we have been in are much the same, follow a well made path to look at the stalactites and stalagmites. This cave was different and we were most surprised to find ourselves crawling on the ground through tight ...
... in front of your face. I managed to hit my head about a dozen time on the ceiling above as we were climbing through, my helmet had a bit of a visor sticking out over my face and it prevented me from being able to see above my head and how high or low the ceiling was. A couple of the bangs really hurt but in a cave you must go on there is not stopping. Vicki slid down the middle of a cave wall instead of the side like me and the guide did and straight into the puddle at the ...
... and snakes. Near the end of the walk she gets tired and naps, usually on my boots which gets painful and annoying very quickly. Eventually she'll take me back to get cage. She always leads the way and decides the route and fortunately she is very food focused and will always return to her cage for dinner. Once in her cage I offer her more love by blowing on her face again and when she's ready she will lie against the hole in the chicken wire and let ...
... go through to a back office with no queue, hand in our photocopies and get our passports stamped by a smiling immigration officer who was so pleased that we liked Bolivia so much that we wanted to stay longer.
And that's it! A perfect week for us, just not very exciting to read about.
The next day, along with Aiden, an English guy we'd met in the hostel, we left for Torotoro National ...
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