Copacabana: At the Copa…..

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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 no ATM’s in Copacabana. After …

La Paz: Flying the Flag

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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 backpack. I have seen a …

La Paz: Feeling the Altitude

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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 first port of call was …

La Paz: Danger, Danger Everywhere

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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 4,800m to 1,100m ASL. We …

La Paz: Accomplishments and Judgements

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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 on with the day, which …