Travel Blogs from Cochabamba
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There's two reasons why I wanted to visit Cochabamba. A - Because it's meant to be a top spot to learn Spanish; and B - because this is where the big drug barron has his lab in Scarface.
Glad I paid the extra £2.50 to go 'Leite' class on the overnight bus. Massive, wide reclining seats so no risk of rubbing elbows with the locals and they even showed a movie in Spanish with ...
We arrived in Cochabamba off the most pleasant night bus that we have had for a while, and into the most pleasant climate that we have experienced in some time - warm or hot days, and mild nights. We wandered around the town for some time trying to find accommodation, as the internet had been fairly useless in finding any hostels within our price range, and found that all there was on offer was alojiamentos and 'hostels' - only hotel type accommodation, although not hugely expensive. ...
Today's journey started with us wanting to catch a taxi to the next town at 6:45am. After standing on the side of the road looking lost and trying to tell the drivers what town we wanted a guy came over and made a phone call. One minute later the shittiest cab in town pulled up, but at least he knew where to take us and was cheap. 20 minutes later we arrived in Mairana and were so pleased we hadn't stayed here, it's a real dump. Just after 8am we were ...
... have still a way to go
to recover from all the crouching down with coatis and shovelling their ****.
Didn’t really fancy any of the sights in town, including the
big Christ on the hill, bigger than Rio apparently but pretty commonplace here
so more research and enjoyment of cable channels including BBC.
Time for the revanche of Cotopaxi!
1st Day: Arrived at the first base camp 4700m, did some ice climbing training which was really fun.
2nd Day: Went up to the second base Camp 5200m, the view was already amazing. I was so nervous since i could't do the Cotopaxi, wondering if i would to it this time.
3th Day: Woke up at 1 a.m. to finally start the hike up to the top - 4h later the Guide and me were the first ones who reached the top, just in ...