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Travel Blogs from Cochabamba
... road, on Wednesday I tackled this beast with some girls I met in Cochabamba (Bolivians) and we went with Barracuda bikes - highly reccomendable since the trip!
We started in the asphalt plains and whizzing 30km in less than an hour all downhill and then reached the official death road.
Since being dubbed the most dangerous road in the world they had built a new road to replace the original for traffic and it has since been said to not be so bad...
... sight to behold it sits atop a hill overlooking the city from the west. While it in no way rivals the panoramic views you can enjoy from the Christ statue in Rio it was still an interesting viewpoint to observe the city of Cochabamba from. The statue itself stands at 40 metres tall but lacks the stytlistic curvatiousness of its Brazilian counterpart.
Next we are off to La Paz, the highest capital city in the world.
... get cancelled or delayed !
When the Boliviens strike its serious ! they even blow dynamite on the streets of the cities, we can hear BOOM BOOM all day long in every city of Bolivia so far.
Anyway Cochabamba was same as everywhere, road blocks and all that, so it didnt make it pleasant to walk past all these angry people everywhere and policemen.
So we decide it was time for us to move on to the capital : La Paz !
Speak soon !
... exit and standing right at the entrance to greet me were two volunteers Phoebe and Aishling. Really nice girls from Ireland who have been here a couple of months and will continue for a few more. They kindly help with my luggage, get us into a taxi and take me to their apartment where I also meet Tom- another volunteer from Ireland and get told that my flatmate Sebastian (from France) would arrive shortly to pick me up ...
... We stood in the middle of it. at one point I wondered if it would be smart. I forgot that thought and enjoyed the fights.
We went back home, thinking back of the beautiful and traditional torotoro. And took two other tourists with us who would miss their bus to la paz if they would go by bus. by bus to cochabamba from torotoro it is 6 to 7 hours. by car it was four.
We got home safely and slept like a baby.