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... Throughout our travels I have become wary of locals seeing the west as the "white rich people" with bottomless pockets and all the answers. I see local leadership and empowerment from within the community as healthier and more effective means of development. But there is also something to be said for giving kids a kick-start in life and letting them know someone across the world believes in them. No system is perfect, but Mark and I ...
... by this! We enjoyed wandering the town, checking out the assorted artesanal alleys, main square, archaeological museum (pretty good, although plenty of empty display cases!), and the huge Rio-like Cristo de la Concordia (big Jesus) statue at the top of the Cerro - and the cable car had a monstrous queue and just a couple of cars on the cable! Given that it took those three cars (grouped together) around 10 minutes to get up and back, we cut our losses and just hiked the damn ...
... some other footprints. This is so far the most exciting thing I have done in Bolivia besides the salt flats. The walk continued along the river and into the canyon. The white stone was carved out so smoothly by the water it looked as though it had created a water slide. Green parrots filled the air as we headed in further to a waterfall. The water from the cascada is from a subterranean river and to get over to it we had to do a little mountain climbing. We all got ...
... road which we hope to avoid. The scenery was pretty amazing and it was great to see all the little villages sitting on the side of the steep hills. It was just a shame that the side of the road is a dumping ground. At just after 6pm the bus finally arrived in Cochabamba and as we had no idea where we were or how to get to a hostel we had to find a cab. While on the bus we chose a hostel from the Lonely Planet and were hoping for the best. In case ...
... of coffee before I headed off as no hope on my route! They kindly left me out some fruit, bread and jam and then I slipped away by 6.30. Only 2 of us appeared for the trufi (colectivo taxi) but the driver agreed to go with just us and made it to Mairana just after 7am. The bus was there but the office was not yet open and when it did it transpired the bus wasn't half as busy as expected so could have had another hour in bed – couldn’t take the risk of ...
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