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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Arenal Santa Cruz
Stayed here as part of a tour and it's a nice hotel. It's a little dated but that's Bolivar for you. There are some rooms that are better than others. Our friends got room 701 and it's really nice. The breakfast was average but the wifi has been really good. Location is a couple of blocks away from the main square so it's quite convenient. Would recommend staying here.
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... the hostal or the taxi drivers, etc. Despite our expectations we also felt pretty safe most of the time and we never got robbed or stolen and didn't even encounter a critical situation. Another fact that made the journey so amazing were definitely the diverse and fascinating landscapes as well as the historical places we saw. We could travel from tropical lowlands to desert highlands, raft down wild streams, relax at the beach and climb ...
... br> Santa Cruz has a nice relaxed feel about it, though the driving in Santa Cruz is somewhat crazy, and dangerous at times, with cars and bikes making a two lane road into a four lane road. The people seemed less engaging than in Brazil and we found it more difficult to communicate in Santa Cruz than in Brazil, despite our pequena (small) efforts to learn a bit of spanish before arriving in the spanish speaking countries!
Next stop, Sucre, Bolivia!
... of pork, hacked up chicken, awesome chorizo and grilled pork intestine complete with Saturday mornings breakfast intact. Marg and I pass on this one but Dylan gives it a go....The band continues to crank out the tunes but are now showing signs of physical and mental fatigue, we buy them a round and they give us a great encore that has everyone dancing. They now somehow manage to regroup, pack up and load onto the flat deck truck that will take ...
... just something that felt off about being a witness to the hard work these miners were doing. Here we are invading them while they practice their livelihood and treating it like a tourist attraction. I felt guilty. I felt out of place and I felt sad that this was how these people had to spend their days: in darkness and dampness. Thankfully time passes quickly in the mines. At no point was I completely wishing to leave (and we had been assured that we could if we needed to) but there ...
... of it, the mountains of produce piled up almost randomly, flood the visitor
with a mixture of smells and aromas, that is a pure delight to the senses ( fresh
ripe fruit, vegetables and strange spices) at one corner and at the next corner
an ‘assault’ of a major order (the meat- and offal-stalls)… A major indication
of its importance in Bolivian ‘cuisine’ is the presence of a complete
I was introduced ...