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Well we survived the infamous death train! And it wasn't that bad to be honest! It was slow, it was noisy and it did bump all over the place but these things become part and parcel of travelling and you have to put up with it. 18 hours after we set off we arrived in Santa Cruz. I don´t really have much to say about Santa Cruz because we didn´t …
... Admittedly this trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra was solely a result of our Potosi mines tour guide telling us that the best girls in Bolivia were there... and making a prayer to the god of the mines that us three would have luck with the women in Santa Cruz, which worked for me at least. Touching down in Santa Cruz I immediately felt like a new man, the plentiful oxygen in the low altitude air revived me although it came with a side of serious mosquito attacks. We made it to the 20 bed ...
... later, we´re back on the road.
Unfortunately, in the following 3 hours, we travel around 70 miles and have to get off the bus a further 4 times. Only once, did we have our passports stamped with an official entry stamp. The other times, all on the same stretch of road, we´re identical. I did note that there was hardly any traffic on this road and so maybe all these military guys were a little bored and so enjoyed engaging with a new bus that came past but I was left ...
... in the future.
Tomorrow we will be leaving for Lisbon, Portugal. We researched flights and the flight to Lisbon was the cheapest for the day we wanted to leave...even cheaper than returning to the good old US of A. We are exctied to being this new leg of the trip...and we have no idea what is really in store. We know that we have a nice friend, Eduardo, who is letting us stay with him. We hope he is ready for the company : ...
... great for getting a banana. Next goal- I was in the mood for eggs. Fried, scrambled, omelette all good. I knew I had learnt the word for eggs, I could even spell it in my head (huevo) but for the life of me I couldn't remember it's pronunciation (for future reference i think its sorta wea-wvo. It's "wea" like the word "wear" without the r, and wvo. Wea-vo why I didn't get that from huevo I'll never know :p Annnnyway... I found a stack of eggs and pointed at them ...
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