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Category: Bolivia

Puño: Passport Problems

Day 212 – Wednesday 19th April 2006 A nightmare day. Things started ok, we caught a bus to the border and crossed over into Peru without a hitch. We then took another bus to the town of Puño where we bought tickets to Cusco. Our bus was to leave at 15.30 which gave us time [...]

Copacabana: At the Copa…..

Days 210 & 211 – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th April 2006 I got up early to watch Spurs and Man Utd, but wish I hadn’t bothered. Afterwards got to take the piss out of the Swedes who had left the following day but had to return as they had no money and there were [...]

La Paz: Flying the Flag

Days 208 & 209 – Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th April 2006 Not much to report from these two days, Saturday was spent running around oding various bits and bobs. About the most interesting of these was trying to get little babges of the flags of countires I have visisted so far sewn onto my [...]

La Paz: Feeling the Altitude

Days 205 to 207 – Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th April 2006 As we had celebrated Robin’s 21st the night before (albeit in his absence as he was sleeping of the effects of the top shelf) it was a fairly slow start to the day. Once we had acquired some breakfast and woken up our [...]

La Paz: Danger, Danger Everywhere

Day 204 – Tuesday 11th April 2006 Meeting for breakfast at 7am before setting out to the starting point of our 64km downhill bike ride I was little groggy but looking forward to the day ahead. With the repuation as the worlds most dangerous road, the route fell over 3,500m in the 64km – from [...]

La Paz: Accomplishments and Judgements

Days 202 & 203 – Sunday & Monday 9th & 10th April 2006 After the coldest overnight bus in the world we arrived in La Paz shivering and in need of some food, a hotel and cup of coffee. It took a while but we eventually managed to acquire all three and we could get [...]

Sucre: Roman Style in Bolivia

Days 200 & 201 – Friday 7th & Saurday 8th April 2006 Friday wasn’t one of the most eventful days of the trip, about the only thing I did until late afternoon was send a parcel back to England. Mind you, that whole process did take the whole afternoon to accomplish.

Potosi: Mining Town

Days 198 & 199 – Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th April 2006 After arriving in Potosi at 2am and having to search around for a place to kip, we slept in a bit. First it was a stop in a Salteña restuarant where we hungrily devoured two of the cornish pasty type treats, before we [...]

Salt Plains: Ups and Downs

Days 196 & 197 – Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th April 2006 We awoke to much better weather – sun shining, no clouds. This put me in a better mood. I reckon I must have some kind of SAD syndrome going on. It was a totally different landscape from the day before, desert plains and [...]

Salt Plains: Snow? I don't like that!

Day 195 – Sunday 2nd April 2006 5am came around pretty sharpish. There was a little suprise waiting when we got up as well – 2 inches of snow! As we set out about an hour later we sat in the back freezing our nuts off. That pretty much sets the scene for the entire [...]

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