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... of the winery and had a tasting of their champagne equivalent. It actually tasted pretty good, but the French people on the tour were not convinced. Next we went to the kohlberg winery which is the oldest in the area. Here we were treated to cheese and ham which we washed down with a bottle of their table red, also a very nice wine. The kohlberg name comes from a German priest who around 60 odd years ago prescribed a glass of red wine to the founder of the vineyard who had a ...
We really wanted to visit Tarija even though its a bit off the main tourist route. It's Bolivias wine country and they don't export their wine to many countries, only USA and China. We thought it was a good opportunity to go and have a little taste.
The town of Tarija seemed to be much more built up and beautiful than the last few places we had been, very nice squares and parks and very clean. It ...
... tasters.' Sam had the honour of being first - not too sure what the eighth in line was tasting.
Fortunately salvation came to hand as we arrived at 'La Casa Vieja,' a wine drinker's paradise if you like large (1.5L jugs) quantities of cheap, drinkable wine. We ditched the tour here and stayed on for the lively Saturday afternoon sesh! The return journey to Tarija was interesting...
Sunday started around 1.30pm ...
So rush decision to leave but turns out to be good one meet Emily in bus station and we're both going same way and then lovely Bolivian man on bus who sits besides me introduces me to Sara as he was chatting to us both and thinks as we are travelling alone we should stick together so at 4am at Argentinian Bolivian border it's decided Emily Sara and I will do salt flats together and the to make things better they ...
... little things in life: sometimes the cheap, less expensive things provide equally, if not more, pleasure.
So Bolivian people live a simple life, formed along with the obvious laid back Spanish influence I have previously mentioned. What could be better than waking up on a morning to a glass of fresh orange juice and a sateņa. For those of you who know me, spotting the woman with her orange juice trolley in the centre ...
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