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Feb 28, 2013 - Checkpoint #2 - Santa Cruz

We made it to Bolivia!!! This is still another checkpoint,the next one is a real post! Here are 10 fun/interesting facts about Bolivia: 1. Bolivia is one of the wettest countries in the world. The annual rainfall is over 5000mm. 2. The world’s largest butterfly sanctuary is in Bolivia. 3. The Bolivian military recruit men as young as 14. 40% of the military forces are between the ages of 14 and 18. 4. La Paz is the world’s highest administrative capital city. La Paz is located at an elevation of 3,630 meters. 5. Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca is...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Santa Cruz

Well that train trip was mint really. have realised it will take 25 hours on a bus from here to our next destination, Sucre, so we have decided to fly...oh how unbackpackery of us i know but when you way up a 25 hour bus torture or a 25 minute flight, we think we are justified, and lets face it, we arent as young as we used to be. getting the flight taxi to airline agent, taxi driver informs us that airline we want has closed down. taxi to airport half hour out of town..cost $80 boliviano..im sure we are being ripped off but who knows. buy...

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South America

Dec 28, 2011 - Santa Cruz

Flew to Santa Cruz Bolivia and we had finally found our warm weather. Its was 36C and no wind. It was SCORCHING HOT!!!! We wandering around town, had a few beers with a guy from Germany and a guy from New Zealand. Apparently we found our Octoberfest connection!!!! We slept in he airport and flew to Brazil at 3am.

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Jul 7, 2011 - Santa Cruz

Not my favourite place I have to say, it seems to be just a stopping point to get between Brazil and Bolivia. We wandered the good bits of town, had the best orange juice from a steet seller and then headed to a place which had a butterfly and parrot sactuary. Had a relaxing day and a really good night out because it was our last day as a group, attempted some sort of salsa and drank a little more than I should (not my fault someone ordered a bottle of vokda between five of us just as I was thinking i´d had enough), helped my dancing though!

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Feb 5, 2011 - Santa Cruz, last 2 days in Bolivia

5th Feb: We said goodbye to some of the people on our tour then hoped on a plane to Santa Cruz where we met our last tour leader Zaida. It is 30 degrees celcius here. Santa Cruz is nice, we had a good chicken lunch which left us really full so Abby only had ice cream for dinner, yum! There was a carnival in town so we watched some of the dancing on our way back to the hotel. 6th Feb: As it is Sunday everything is shut!! We just wandered around and chilled out before getting the night bus to the Pantanal.

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Jul 22, 2010 - Bolivia - Santa Cruz and Amboro National Park

Hi again, So we finally arrived in Santa Cruz after the bus journey from hell - spent the next day feeling a weird kind of jet-lagged. In Bolivian terms, it´s quite a modern and up and coming city - the locals are apparently fiercely independent and fight for their autonomy from government in La Paz. We´re staying in a very nice ´funky´ hostel complete with pool, but thankfully with a private room we can close the door on the guitar-playing Tristrams when it all gets a bit 18-year-old-gap-year... The city centre has a similar feel to...

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Rolene On Tour

Mar 17, 2010 - Pendant ce temps à Santa Cruz...

Il n'y a pas si longtemps, pour relier Tarija à Santa Cruz, il fallait 24h de trajet. Maintenant, une partie de la route a été aspahltée, et on ne met plus que 18h. C'est une piste sinueuse. On avale de la terre pendant une partie du trajet. Placés tout à l'avant du bus, au-dessus du chauffeur, on a une vue magnifique sur la forêt quand on arrive dans la région de Santa Cruz. Après l'Altiplano et les vallées, voici de la forêt tropicale, un 3ème visage de la Bolivie. Dès notre arrivée à Santa Cruz, on attend qu'un trufi se remplisse et on...

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Feb 28, 2010 - Santa Cruz and Samaipata

We took the so called ¨Death Train¨from the border town called Quijarras the very same day we came into Bolivia because the other train was supposedly going on strike. Well it was not anything like it had been described in our guide book. It was whole lot more comfortable than the bus, it had great air conditioning and the toilets which usually smell quite hideous were outside the train cars, thus sparing us the ordeal of breathing its noxious fumes for the entire 15 hours of the trip. Whoo Hoo! We arrived early the next morning in Santa...

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Nov 10, 2009 - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz was just another South American city. The plaza was really pleasant but other than that there was not much to do here. It was unbelievably hot so I just had an early night ready for my early morning bus trip to the jungle the following day.

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Oct 19, 2009 - Santa Cruz to Quijarro

We woke up fairly early in the morning and had our breakfasts. We were chatting somewhat to Hugh before leaving the hostel. His main task of the day was trying to get a visa for Brazil. Just like us, he‘s planning to do some days in the Pantanal and then head to Rio de Janeiro. Today we were hoping to find a tour into the jungle as we heard that it is possible to go into the jungle from Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is fairly close to the Pantanal and the jungle in the Amazonas. We thought it maybe cheaper doing the jungle trip in Bolivia than...

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Oct 18, 2009 - Arriving Santa Cruz

We arrived at Santa Cruz about 7am in the morning. As we bumped into Hugh, whom we met in the salt flat tour, and that we both wanted to stay in the same hostel, we decided to share a taxi to our next hostel. The hostel turns out to be pretty nice with two courtyards filled with tropical plants and hammocks. To be fair, it was the description of hammocks that attracted us to the place in the first place. As it turned out, they have run out of double rooms and the three of us ended up sharing a dorm. Santa Cruz is a lot warmer than Sucre...

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Jun 5, 2008 - Back to Santa Cruz for a day

With Tara very sad to leave the park and Vanesso, and Darius very excited about having a pizza(!), we spent a quiet day in Santa Cruz with Janey and Greg, 2 friends from the park, sorting ourselves out and eating (lots!) before heading to Samaipata to do some more serious relaxing!

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