Let crazy commence!
Trip Start Oct 02, 2005
103Trip End Sep 28, 2006
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Too tired to do much when we first arrived we crashed at the hotel and watched a movie - living it up in La Paz eh? Well that was just a pre-empt to the madness that followed! We were sitting in a random bar and spotted some lost looking dodgy blokes next thing you know they turn up in our hostel and let crazy commence
Next day was Halloween - a big thing here in Bolivia - we decided to go back to the scene of the crime - Olivers Travels - to begin night number two on the booze, little did we know that it was fancy dress and we were not in costume - so we improvised - I went as a stalker and Gary went as a Gringo! Party on! We woke up 2 days later and had to (a) inform our families we were alive and (b) pack to go to the jungle - nightmare!
We decided to fly from La Paz to Rurrenabaque to hook up with our jungle tour and the airport was an ordeal in itself - I got a random search from the FELCN or the Bolivian Drugs and Narcotics team as us lesser mortals refer to it as! Perfect considering it was 6am and I was tired hungry and pissed off - the woman stood me in front of the FELCN statement which states that articles 8 and 9 say they can do whatever the feck they want if they decide to search you and I had to nod in agreement then I got brought into a wee photo booth type room where I had to remove my socks and shoes and she gave me a full body search - no rubber gloves though disappointingly - she felt me up - behind my ears, under my bra straps and all the other unchartered places!! Then when she was sure I had feck all on me I had to go to another section where she went through my bag - kept waiting on a random teddy bear appearing with its guts ripped out and 400g´s of coke spilling out but it wasnt that exciting - she looked stole my tweezers, nail file and nail clippers, apologiesed and let me go!
Gary oblivious to the whole thing was off Twix hunting! Mad! And here I will leave you with Mr Ireland to inform you of our little "Welcome to the Jungle" experience............