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... my new wonderful family and that evening we went to a house to mourn the recent passing of a friend's family member. This was a unique experience for me and I was glad to have the opportunity to learn more about the culture here. The evening of Nov 1st is a time for people to mourn the lost of loved ones either recently passed or been gone for years. A table is set with a plethora ...
... it. There wasn’t much to do so I just hung out till 7:30pm when I could go for dinner in the restaurant. It was a bit strange because they set it up so that I had a small table to myself, and all the other people at together. I was a bit surprised they didn’t give me the chance to eat with some of the other travelers or volunteers, but it is what it is. The dinner was not very good, it was a salad, and then some sort of corn lasagna, instead ...
... Paz there were
road works the whole of the first 6hrs. It is madness it’s the equivalent of
doing road works on the whole M1 at the same time. Even with all these
challenges it should have taken a lot less time but our driver was driving very
cautiously and we couldn’t work out why. We later found out that the same bus
company (El Dorado) had a major crash 2 days ago on the same stretch ...
... hostel, wearing a sarong below hip-height does seem a little homo-erotic.
Despite the cool hostel, I'm not overly enthused by Cochabamba. It falls below my expectations. Big, dirty, smelly. Had enough of that in Santa Cruz and it has a similar market to Ramada, although depressingly with a lot of caged puppies and kittens for sale. I fail to find any bits that are 'nice' although I didn't look that hard. I was too busy buying 20 Boliviano bottles of ...
... a massive cave that was just like a cathedral and to our surprise a panpipe appeared from Jesus's bag, the acoustics were phenomenal. Every now and then a small chinchilla like we saw in the Salar de Uyuni would jump out from behind a rock and run away. At the end of our walk we sat and watch a lady herding her goats and sheep while we ate our packed lunch. The guys from the restaurant had made us a tasty lunch of chicken, potato, tomato and corn, and after walking around in ...