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Mar 8, 2007 - Corumba, Brazil

March 8-9, 2007 Not much to report on here in Corumba, just another stop over town that we spent most of the time in the hotel after eating some local cuisine and swimming in the pool. This is the bordering town of brazil and bolivia, basically we got all our documents approved etc on the border to enter bolivia, then ¨ïllegally¨ entered back into brazil to stay the night. As you can probably tell border patrol isnt overly strict. upon wake up in the morning, we got into an old truck where everyone just piled on the back with their luggage...

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Mar 7, 2007 - Puerto Quijarro, Bolivia

Puerto Quijarro is a frontier town in every sense of the word. It`s a dry and dusty shanty town, only existing due the road that passes through and the need for officials and certain businesses at the border. There`s an infamous train line that ends here and winds it`s way up into central Bolivia, and a few military installation, but not much more. The juxtaposition of the two frontier towns, Carùmba in Brazil and Quijarro in Bolivia is immense. From sealed roads and a world of conveniences in Corùmba, I`ve found myself in the third world....

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Mar 18, 2006 - Brazil: Corumba

As soon as I got off the train at Quijarro, I was approached by a guy from a backpacker hostel called Green -Tracks who was trying to round up eager potential punters to the Pantanal - a tour that they also run. Despite the fact I didn't want to go to the Pantanal (I'd already gone to the pampas in Bolivia which is the same type of thing), he was happy to still take me and two other backpackers to the hostel in their pick-up. It was a relief not having to deal with taxi drivers/immigration/hostel finding in Portuguese (which sounded totally...

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Aug 17, 2005 - Into Brazil!

On Wednesday morning we left our hotel in La Paz at 5:15am for our 7am flight to Puerto Suarez on the Bolivia/Brazil border, but flying business class was a nice change - comfy seats with plenty of legroom & good service. Hopefully though, this should be the last additional flight we have to get that is not already included in our round the world tickets. From the airport we got a taxi to the frontier, where we met a number of other tourists waiting for the Bolivian immigration office to re-open after lunch. Eventually we got stamped out of...

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Jul 7, 2004 - Corumba

I´ll admit it. The only reason I wanted to come to Corumba is because the Lonely Planet describes it as having "a reputation for smuggling and drug-trafficing". The town and the train ride into Bolivia lived up to its reputation. I overnighted in Corumba and next morning headed for the Bolivian border to catch the train to Santa Cruz some 18 hours away. This train ride has a bad reputation and is sometimes known as the ´death train`, the travel agent in Campo Grande informed me that the train will stop in the middle of the bush while...

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