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Category: Bolivia

Bus delays can be a good thing
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Bus delays can be a good thing

I decided, after my semi disastrous border crossing from Puno to Desaguadero in Bolivia, that traveling  from La Paz I would cross the border at Copacabana instead. I bought a bus ticket and we set out early in the morning from the bus terminal in La Paz. So much traffic, but I was not worried. I had [...]

Semana Santa at Copacabana: A photo story
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Semana Santa at Copacabana: A photo story

I recently had to renew my tourist visa for Peru so I took a quick trip across the border to Bolivia. Just so happened that it was Semana Santa-a most religious time in South American countries. Arriving to Copacabana, I was stunned to see the hordes of people EVERYWHERE. I decided to hike up to [...]

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San Juan Restaurant-a local’s spot in La Paz

Right behind the street we like to call Backpacker’s Row in La Paz, sits a smaller street loaded with tourist trinkets and restaurants. This is where most of the eateries tested by the Lonely Planet guides are located. I had touched base with my Bolivian contact, Elizabeth, and she had taken me to track down [...]

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Uyuni: Bolivia’s spectacular Salt Desert Day 3

I think I spoke for everyone in the group when I said I was glad that this was our last day together.

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Uyuni: Bolivia’s spectacular salt desert Day 2

I woke up at the crack of dawn to eat breakfast before we headed off again. I really thought we were going to get eggs but around these desolate parts fruit and yogurt seems to reign king. The instant coffee was the best part of the breakfast for me. I didn’t really care, I just [...]

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Uyuni: Bolivia’s spectacular salt desert Day 1

Departed from La Paz on the overnight bus that brings me to Uyuni. First thoughts: cold. Very cold. The jacket that I bought in Cusco is coming in so very handy.

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