Hostal Ambar Backpackers
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... I always feel hesitant to go into a church, because I have the feeling I don't belong there and I am not aware of the rules. The outside is good enough for me. And Swiss style we enjoy in a completely different way. We stay with this lovely elderly couple, a Swiss woman, Christina and her German husband who have lived in Bolivia for 37 years and who are running a spic and span little hotel. Only three rooms. They do it for fun now; Lonely Planet ...
... my ass! We walked all the way across town and up a big hill into the middle of nowhere. Well we were somewhere but there was no one else there! We found the restaurant. It was closed. It was never meant to be open at 10am. It opened at noon. And served only lunch and dinner. Mark looked at his book again and realized he'd read it wrong and had taken us on a journey across town to the wrong place. We took a taxi back to the centre of town. The breakfast restaurant was 2 blocks away. ...
... girls who barely move because their make up could smear, barely moving their feet because the high heels are way too high to walk in them. But we did have fun.
At 4 am we decided we should go and have some sleep. It was already very empty and people were mostly drunk.
The girl who picked us up wanted to bring us back again. Unfortunately she was drunk.
After battling and finding out there are no taxis on this side of the city ...
... where altitude was not a factor
and that the temperature was a lot warmer. The city also surprised us with the
obvious affluence as seen in the rich housing and the size of the city which we
found out was the largest in Bolivia. We walked up to the top of the cathedral
near the main plaza for views over the city. The city because of its location
is very green ...
... to just roam free) which, although it was professed that they exist in humane conditions, many did not seem that humane at all – very sad. We spent a good deal of time trying to find the supposedly very good Guarani museum and eventually did – it appeared to be someone's home, and they were not home…How Bolivian!
We took a bus out to Cotoca, a town that Casey had discovered in her research to be worth ...