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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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I had an awesome day on the Death Road today! It started out with an early wake up call at Hostal Copacabana, and I met the rest of the group at a restaurant called Little Italy at 7:30am. There was enough time to grab some breakfast and then we headed out at about 7:45am. It was about an hour drive to get to the start of the ride, which was at 4,700m (14,000ft). The first 20km was on the paved road that all the traffic still use today. It wasn’t ...
... of work to keep me busy.
First I am working with a school of boys 3 days a week building an epic garden. We are also hosting a "how to" workshop there at the end of the month so we will have even more established gardens, seeds and all. Other days I will be doing a little admin work seeing if I can create a bilingual written "how to " guide for new volunteers/interns working with Alerta Verde ...
... Throughout our travels I have become wary of locals seeing the west as the "white rich people" with bottomless pockets and all the answers. I see local leadership and empowerment from within the community as healthier and more effective means of development. But there is also something to be said for giving kids a kick-start in life and letting them know someone across the world believes in them. No system is perfect, but Mark and I ...
... a shame though, as we quite enjoy the social aspect of hostels, and this seems to be fairly limited in Bolivia, in addition, accommodation here is more proportionately more expensive than anything else in Bolivia. I guess we won't be saving as much money here as we'd thought.
We ventured out into the town, and were confronted with a huge range of street food options, including bbqs, empanadas, saltenas, fruit salads, juices and strange drinks, and much much more. We ...
... some other footprints. This is so far the most exciting thing I have done in Bolivia besides the salt flats. The walk continued along the river and into the canyon. The white stone was carved out so smoothly by the water it looked as though it had created a water slide. Green parrots filled the air as we headed in further to a waterfall. The water from the cascada is from a subterranean river and to get over to it we had to do a little mountain climbing. We all got ...