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Jun 30, 2015 - Visiting the Highest Lake in the World

It was another early morning, we got onto the bus, the Irish boys were leaving too they were extremely hungover after having two big nights out, so much so one of the guys Kevin puked on the bus. I can't laugh as today I started having an upset tummy but not alcohol induced. We had a 4 hour drive to Cocapanbana. When we arrived the sun was shining it was beautiful, a little seaside town with pedalos and water zorbing. It seemed funny though as this so called seaside town is in the middle of land and in a poor country. Anyhow what we had...

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Mar 2, 2013 - Corumba-Santa Cruz-Cochabamba

The words ‘Ay Corumba’ have taken on new meaning for us. Bart must have been talking about the Corumba in Brazil on the border with Bolivia because there were plenty of reasons for a hearty ‘Ay Corumba’ during our 14 hours in this town. We booked a hotel for this night instead of a hostel as we’ve always done, thinking that we could use the added luxury after 4 days in the wilderness, plus it was only $7 dollars a person, so how could we go wrong? Here’s how. This place looked like it was straight out of the shinning; dimly lit halls, paint...

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Feb 22, 2011 - Cochabamba - Anahi´s

At Anahi´s...Its soo nice to be in a family house. Such a nice change from a hostel. Flic and I had our own annex type thing. Here family are sooo nice! But we´re eating soo much! ha... We arrived a little late..felt really bad cos they were there waiting for us for 2 hours! They then told us that the Bus company we´d come on was the worst there was! ha...not soo good. Glad we didnt know that beforehand!! Cochabamba is so pretty! so refreshing after La Paz! We arrived and had a really nice chilled out couple of days...started catching up...

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Aug 8, 2010 - Cochabamba, 2660 m. (8,500 ft.)

Well, it's 8/8, leaving from stall 8 at bus station, and my seat # is 8...but we pulled out of the station at 7:50! Now what does that all mean, ha! This was indeed a heated bus...in fact, too hot so I had the window open until we'd climbed into the mtns around 3 or 4 am. Ride was quite comfortable, with reclining seats so could sleep some. 8/9 Checked into Hostel Versalles, just down the street from the bus terminal and then headed back to get tickets to Santa Cruz for tomor 7:30 a.m., A DAY BUS, YES! Then off to an LP recommended cafe...

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Jul 14, 2010 - Bolivia - Coroico and Cochabamba

Hi all, Hope all good back home. Last time we wrote it was to the strains (in more ways than one) of Coroico´s various brass marching bands tuning up for the Virgen del Carmen festival on 16th July. It wasn´t quite the sun-drenched affair we´d hoped as it stayed pretty cold and drizzly, but the locals´ spirits weren´t dampened and the bands played valiantly on, accompanying candlelight processions from assorted associations (eg. firefighters) and the residents of various streets of the town, each with their own banners. Interesting to see,...

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Rolene On Tour

Mar 3, 2010 - Cochabamba, Bolivia

We stopped in Cochabamba to break up the trip to La Paz. It didn´t appear to have a lot to offer, but it seemed pleasant enough. We took an overnight bus and found a hotel right away. After a nap, we checked out the town. It´s not a touristy town, which let us see the real Bolivia. The narrow sidewalks are packed with people moving their things around on carts, wheelbarrows and sacks. The streets are clogged with taxis and tiny vans used like city buses. Almost all of the vehicles here are castoffs from Japan, as opposed to Peru where the...

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Jun 24, 2009 - Cochabamba

Arhh the town we ate our way around. This place (well the part we stayed in) definately bought to light that Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. There were many homeless justlying in the middle of the street andone young boy in particular that I will never forget. We were walking past him lying across the footpath and he just started blowing snot out of his nose without really making an effort to hide it or put it somewhere, just straight onto the footpath. He was at astage were he just did not care at all. It was heartbreaking...

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Mar 1, 2009 - la Bolivie, facinante mais fatigante

La Bolivie nous facine: ce mélange de cultures entre natifs et occidentaux, ses gens parfois si naifs qui tentent de survivre dans cette société, la vie des marchés de rue ou absolument tout peut etre acheté, le concert des klaxons en continu et ou nous remercions d’etre encore en vie apres chaque rue traversée…C’est tellement different de ce que nous connaisson, y compris des pays alentours que nous en restons émérveillés. Mais d’un autre coté, cette vie et cette activité peuvent prendre un aspect triste et lugubre, souvent a cause de la...

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Sep 30, 2008 - Cochabamba - Day 10

Well, today I got up at the crack of dawn and left. It would have been nice to have stayed a day or two more, but not four. So I left. When I got back I was supposed to have called Claudia for a ride back, but the bus was actually early, and I didn't want to bother her at work. Besides that, although they had specifically assured me that the bus would stop at the same stop on Republica Ave, it didn't. I wouldn't have even known where to tell her to go. I was on Republica, though, so I just started walking north, knowing when I got to the...

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Sep 19, 2008 - Cochabamba - Retrospective

Well, I didn't mean to get so far behind, but it happened. Today is actually September 24, so I have been trying to remember all that I have done here and when. It's a shame I didn't keep notes somewhere, because I am sure that I have forgotten interesting details, but I remember the main points, so I am going to try to get them down now while I still can. Forgive me any mistakes I may make as to the order of things, although it isn't as if you would know the difference really! "Today" I arrived early to Cochabamba. In fact, the sun was...

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Jun 27, 2008 - I believe I can fly

At the moment I'm in Cochabamba, which isn't one of my favourite places to say the least. The town is quite dirty and smelly and just doesn't have a very nice vibe, but it's good to see lots of different places in Bolivia I suppose. The nightbus here was eventful if a bit hairy! I don't know what our driver was on but he seemed to enjoy zooming around bends at top speed, despite the fact that we were bowling along a cobbled road going through the middle of cliffs! I'm glad I didn't have a window seat - Maria had that happy pleasure. We...

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Apr 23, 2008 - Cochabamba, April 19-28

We flew from Sucre to Cochabamba on a short plane ride. We had been looking forward to getting to Cochabamba because we were starting to feel directionless and like we were wasting a bit of time. We found a place where we could volunteer for a week at a center for kids with special needs. So we set ourselves up with Sustainable Bolivia in the preceding few weeks while we were finishing up our travels in Argentina and while we began our travels in Bolivia. The staff from Sustainable Bolivia picked us up at the Cochabamba airport and brought...

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