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... throat, no shower, no running water, hole in the ground toilet, and restless night was the promise that we would be getting dropped off at the Chilean border in the morning and would be at our hostel in Chile by 1 pm. Well, we set out in the morning to see the white and green lagoons (the green one is 70% arsenic, the same composition as a lagoon on Mars so NASA had come to study here) but we couldn't see any of it because we were in the middle of a snowstorm. I heard the driver ...
... around 4.30 pm at the Peru border and the chaos of a border is in action. We get our passport stamped out and change our money to Bolivianos currency. Whilst waiting we see a group come across from Bolivia side on off road bikes, a group of 5 NZ travellers doing a bike tour . We chatted and see it is one company we have seen advertise at home. The guy running it is from NZ and married a Bolivian lady and hence the business began. They're taking their bikes ...
... sympa et très serviables, la vie pas cher du tout.
Il y avait une fête nationale avec des danses des sourires et des couleurs, on a adorés.
Le jour J était venu et mon dieux je croyais que les routes au Maroc étaient dangereux... Faut voire celles de la Bolivie! On a fait les 64 km de la route de la mort super scénique mais ça vous fout la trouille, le stress à cette vitesse à côté d'un vide sans fin... Il fallait gérer.
A la fin une ...
Today was a day exploring La Paz.
We were greeted by our guide Nancy in the hotel lobby, and headed off in the car to explore different areas of La Paz.
First of all we visited a national park called 'Moon Valley', it is named this because the formation of the rock due to erosion apparently looks like the craters on the moon's surface. This place was pretty incredible with amazing views and crazy rock...we had no idea this even existed!
We were then driven to the ...
... next family vacation.
I'd say the bus ride back home was just as "South American" as the way there. In fact, upon my return to Peru, border control actually recognized me and asked me how my visit was and why I was coming back so soon. Let me repeat that. My time crossing over to Bolivia was so unnecessarily difficult and took so much time that the workers on the border actually remembered me. I feel like that sums up my cultural experience in Bolivia.