Archive for tag: Bolivia

After being trapped in Potosi for 4 days due to mining strikes we were more than ready for a change of scene. We got that and a whole lot more when we arrived in Tupiza – literally the wild west of Bolivia.     We took an overnight bus from Potosi to get there, arriving at the highly convenient hour of 3:30am. After a rushed exit from the bus, we walked out onto the quiet streets of town ...

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Every now and then travel throws up a relatively out of the ordinary experience or situation. When we were in Thailand in 2010, we’d experience the political ‘Red Shirt’ riots – something  bigger than tourism to a country. This trip, to date, had gone relatively smoothly and hadn’t thrown up any un-hittable curveballs. Let me introduce you to the mining city of Potosi, Bolivia.   Cerro Rico – The rich mountain. This is the heart of Potosi ...

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After an assault on our photographic senses during the trip through Uyuni’s Salt Flats we were lining up some serious R&R. While we didn’t really need an excuse to overeat on fine food, Celina’s coming of age (30th birthday) made the bottles of red wine slip down even easier.     Sucre  the City We had placed all our money on Sucre as the nicest spot to celebrate, eat, drink and relax in good weather. The city paid us back ...

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A trip into the Amazon, the ‘Pampas’ in Bolivia to be more exact. It brings to mind thoughts of thriving mosquito families, obscene amounts of sweat, giant spiders sleeping above the bed, cans of skin destroying deet spray, creepy crawlies sitting in shoes and of course no personal hygiene.     We couldn’t see any reason why we wouldn’t want to go and check it out, so booked ourselves on a flight from La Paz to Rurrenbaque, a ...

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Rip down ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’ on a mountain bike. It sounded a little edgy so we headed along to Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking (bit of a mouthful for a company) to see what the deal was. They were offering (for $100USD) to take us to 4,800m in a van and then guide us all the way down to 1,200m. After starting off for 15km on a mountain pass road, we’d then head down ...

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Hola Bolivia! We’d successfully made it through to the Bolivian border, despite a hair raising taxi ride down the side of Lake Titicaca. We’d arrived in Puno (Peru) to catch a short bus journey through to Cocacabana in Bolivia, but had arrived late and missed the connection. We were all keen to get through to Bolivia that night so Ashley and I managed to find a guy that was willing to take us in a ...

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