El Salvador Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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We're sad and embarrassed to say that we'd only heard Bolivia even had a wine region about a month before visiting, but after we read about it we'd decided it was well worth a trip down the country to see it....and most crucially drink the wine. Unfortunately we took the most annoying night bus which got us there very early, but thankfully our hostel let us in at 6am to try and catch up on our sleep and it wasn't for another 3 hours before ...
... to see mom, we all enjoyed some of Tia Zorcas home cooked breakfast. After cleaned and fed, mom, Lizzy and I marched over to meet Didi at the hair salon (her multi week treat to herself) and then meandered through town, reconnecting myself with Tarijas beautiful plazas and history packed side streets. We basked in Tarijas Mediterranean climate, marvelled at the tall palm trees that engulfed the plazas, and sipped some good coffee at the Gato Pardo (a local favourite cafe and pub). Next ...
... ask these questions to. Thankfully we'd seen a sign near the plaza for whilst we thought was a wine themed hostel. Sure they'd be able to point us in the right direction. So we followed the signs to a high walled area, covered in colourful wine-themed murals. We were greeted at the door by a woman mopping the floor. We asked if she could provide us with a map of the wine region, but she said that didn't have any. Disappointed, I began to walk away, when Sam called me back. "I think ...
... they don’t produce much expensive wine the vast majority costs $3-$5 per bottle.
One thing that makes you sad is that while Bolivian’s are very poor there is a lot of respect. The crime isn’t often theft and it’s not often against locals. For example people will leave
their fresh juice cart or market stall and go for lunch leaving all their goods etc in the open but people never steal it. ...
... With only an hour to go till our tour hopefully begins we headed back to the main square to sit in the shade. At the square we found locals selling pigeon feed and people surrounded by hungry pigeons. One lady had pigeons all over her and one eating out of her mouth, we were all a little disgusted. Our tour bus arrived and we were greeted by a young Bolivian girl who spoke pretty good English. We piled in and headed to one of the youngest wineries in the area. Here they took us on ...