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... good and bad). Better food, proper local spicy meat stews, and more street stalls, fried empanadas, ice creams, fresh fruit juices. All smelly and delicious. There are some fantastic costumes around too. Mostly the women. They wear these really full pleated skirts, which sway as they walk, and thick tights. Their long black hair is braided into two long plaits with large black or wicker ornaments hanging off the ends of them, topped off with ...
... driver didn't understand my **** attempt at Portuguese; and getting someone else's chewing gum all over my favourite pair of socks. The second time was crossing the border from Brazil and into Bolivia. I left the Pantanal on Saturday afternoon, taking a death-defying jeep ride back to the main road. The jeep was even more past it than the one we'd taken into the flood plain: this one took several attempts to splutter to life and it stalled when we slowed down to go ...
... scoured the roadsides for even a blade of grass on which to chew. On reaching the river, we could see that the water level, which had risen by up to three metres the previous month, had receded to some degree, exposing dead and rotting vegetation on the riverbanks. Flooding is normal in Beni at this time of year, but this year over 35,000 people have had to leave their homes; more than 200,000 cattle have died (around 5% of the total stock in the country); schools ...
... with online. She had to swipe my card through an old-fashion carbon-paper device and have me sign the paper slip. Bizarre.
Almost broke after paying the departure tax at a separate counter, I found the massive bank of 12 ATMs in the airport lobby and withdrew more bolivianos to get me through my last day in the country today. I’m glad to note that Bolivian ATMs do not charge a user fee – a rarity in this part of South America where nations such ...
... at earlier. The sense of panic that we are going to be jammed into a non air conned, upright chair with far too many people for 14hrs sets in. I rush back into the station to try upgrade our tickets to what we thought we had bought, but am told that's the only Sucre bus. Even my indications of sleeping and swaying my arms to show sleeper seats don't sway the man, I Point at the sign saying Cama (which means sleeper) to Sucre behind him and he shrugs... With my ...
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