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Nov 5, 2008 - Copa Cabana & Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Ravi -- Like the Tatras Mountains in Eastern Europe, where we explored both the Polish and Slovakian sides, we explored the Peruvian and Bolivian sides of Lake Titicaca. Copacabana, a sleepy small town on the Bolivian coast of Lake Titicaca, became our first stop in Bolivia, a country with a wealth of natural beauty, but the poorest country in S America. We start our time in Bolivia with a political mess. Apparently, only Americans need to pay an entry visa charge of $135, thanks to Evo Morales annoyed with our State Department meddling in...

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Sep 25, 2008 - die erste täg z zweite...

soo mir mal widr... nachdem aso d cristina am maentig abgfloge isch odr besser gseit vorher hend die beide angelas s erst mal allei es taxi gno wo eus zum busbahnhof bracht het resp. het soelle nur het euse start schomal ganz schoen chaotisch agfange..nachdem de percy wo eus het soelle bringe noed cho isch (wahrschinli hets de fried verhaengt) hemr es taxi gno, nur het d angela s. ufde haelfti vom weg gmerkt,dass sie ires buchtaeschli mit pass foti und natel vergesse het und so hemr namal umkehrt hends daenn abr nach echli stress guet uf de...

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Sep 16, 2008 - Copacabana, Bolivia

We´re now in Copacabana, neither the famous one in Brazil or indeed the one Barry Manilow sings about, but Bolivia´s version, a small resort town on the coast of Lake Titicaca, just over the border from Peru. We´ve been here for 3 days which is a bit longer than we needed to- Anne picked up a bout of food poisoning which wrote a day off, however we´re now back on track. I took another lone tour while she recovered, to La Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), the mythical birthplace of the Incas. This was the last opportunity of the trip to see...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Bolivia, Copacabana- Lake Titicaca

It was only about 100km to Lake Titicaca from La Paz, 3 hrs by bus and we stayed at a little town on the edge of the lake called Copacabana. Immediately we liked it (although its not quite the famous Copacabana of Brazil), possibly because it was the first sunshine and fresh air we had in over a week. We were recommended a cheap hostel that was quite flash for the price, only $8 a night for a double bed with cable TV and private bath and views over the lake. Compared to other countries we'd visited in South America nowhere was cheaper than...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Copacabana (not in Brazil, in Bolivia)

Days 56-58: "Ow, ow, ow, ow" is how Anthony will remember Copacabana - some sort of food bug had invaded his stomach and now he was walking hunched over like an old woman, not to mention constantly in a bad mood. We had left Alison and Ryan in La Paz because Ryan was too sick to sit on a bus for 5 hours to Copacabana, but it seemed we had brought his bug with us. Lake Titicaca was nice, but Copacabana is full of hippies pushing restaurant menus or their craft wares in your face. As Bolivia´s only stretch of "coast", their navy (yes, they...

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Sep 2, 2008 - Immigration

So today I mostly ran errands. I really wanted to leave Peru for Bolivia today, but I needed to get a visa first. It´s not that I want to leave Peru, it´s that I want to enter Bolivia! Peru is great, but I want to see both places. And since I am flying home from Lima, it makes since to get to Bolivia and work my way back. That way I am not to far away from Lima when it`s time to return. Actually, when I went to a travel agency to find out what time the buses for Bolivia left, the agent told me not to go to far into the interior of the...

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Aug 14, 2008 - BOLIVIA - Copacabana and the Isla Del Sol

Copacabana & Lake Titicaca Background. Copacabana is located on Lake Titicaca at 3600m, the worlds’ highest navigable lake. Both of us were looking forward to seeing it as we had always heard a lot about it at school. We both thought that the reed boats and floating islands would be the highlight. However the real highlight was the location with the Cordillera Real mountain range in the backdrop of the sapphire blue glistening lake. Given the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) is the birthplace of the first Inca, the people of the area are...

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Jul 18, 2008 - Copacabana

We had expected our bus journey over the border to Bolivia to be problematic as border officials at land crossings in poor countries are known to charge “entry taxes” or give “fines” for minor “offences” to supplement their income. However, getting into Bolivia was surprisingly easy. The immigration people were actually quite friendly and no one even took our luggage off the bus never mind checking inside it. The only thing they seem worried about you having is containers of industrial chemicals which are used in making cocaine as they had...

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Jun 20, 2008 - copacobana bolivia.

this is my last stop in bolivia. Copacobana is located on the northern border of bolivia and peru. its also located on the shores lake titicaca. im not sure of the statitistics but i believe that its the largest or close the the largest navigateable lake in the world. the lake was formed when the tectonic plates of the andes cause the area to be elevated. its not 3500m above sealevel. the lake itself is about about 300km long and about 100km wide. its huge. it looks like the sea its got waves. you cant see land on the other side. we took a...

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May 28, 2008 - Bolivia Titi, Peru Caca*

After our brief afternoon in La Paz, it was off again to Copacabana to grab our boat to Lake Titicaca. And yes, we did have a karaoke moment on the bus. It's a beautiful, but uneventful journey from La Paz to Titicaca; the most exciting bit is standing on the opposite shore of the lake watching your bus port over on a launch, and wondering if it will make it or if it will sink to the depths (it made it). The lake itself is unimaginable shades of blues and greens, and crystal clear to the bottom, which amazed me with the amount of traffice...

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May 26, 2008 - Puno to Copacabana (Bolivia)

We caught an early bus this morning from Puno (7-30am) to Copacabana in Bolivia. We were a little worried about crossing the border as buses from Peru can’t cross the border but it was all fine! We got to the border in 2 and a half hours, went through Peru immigration then walked through the arch into Bolivia where we got another stamp just as easily! We were then put in a mini bus for the 15 minute drive to Copacabana! All much easier than we thought! Our hotel here is lovely and really inexpensive! As I type this from our lovely hotel...

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May 15, 2008 - La Paz to Copacabana

We headed out to Copacabana for a few days after Seb´s birthday and bumped into friends from the Uyuni salt flat tour. It was also one of their birthday´s so there was lots more celebrating! Copacabana is on lake titicaca and we went on a boat tour to the Isla del sol and saw our first Inca sites. Copacabana is fun, but probably not the hottest place south of Havana.

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