Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... the main terminal, we had a full afternoon and evening to kill in Santa Cruz. The city isn't really backpacker territory but it's where everyone ends up if they're travelling overland either from or to Brazil. We headed into town anyway to explore the centre. Just like Sucre, central Santa Cruz is really nice and well maintained, creating a pleasant atmosphere. We went around the main plaza and just as we reached the Cathedral to peer inside, the heavens opened. It ...
... was barely a scratch on me. We take the 5 minute walk from where the bus is stationed to gain our exit stamps. While we all wait outside the centre, I ask the gentleman if there´s a toilet here. He smiles and points to a bush about 5 metres away.I politely thank him but decide on finding a spot a little more secluded.
After a 40 minute stop, we make our way into the darkness once more. The blurred lines of the Paraguay-Bolivia border are sharepend only when you hit dirt ...
Turns out its hard to stay away from Parque Machia for too long and I have been back there the past 2 weeks to visit the monkeys and Tigre again (as well as all the long term volunteers). It was lovely being back though the jungle was so hot and sweaty - worse than before.
I flew to Buenos Aires and then Santa cruz from Trelew and spent 5 hours waiting in the airport in the early hours of the morning as I landed at 1am and my bus was meant to leave at 7am so I'd thought it ...
... Next stop: Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Overnight plane to Lisbon, Portugal (11 hour flight? - shorter than some of our bus rides, that is all I know)
# of cities: 11
# of countries: 3
# of bus rides: long distance - 10, local -5, micro - 4
# of taxis: 2
# of trains: 2
# of monies found: 8.05 soles, 5 cents American, 10 cents Bolivian, 1 cent Canadian
# New breweries: 5 Beer added was the Paceņa. Native to La Paz.
... alert along the way! The sunshine turns to rain along the way and the temperature drops considerably. The plains give way to the hills and gorges, waterfalls etc. it really is a quite a pretty drive, but seems to go on forever but eventually we reach our final destination where the dusty streets have turned to mud, hopefully temporarily. Posada del Sol, the place where we are staying is a pleasant place to while away a day or four as we will do. Owned by a Texan/Bolivian couple ...