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Nov 19, 2012 - Sorata

Le moment est déjà venu de nous diriger vers le Nord en direction du Pérou. Nous avions plein de projets en Bolivie (faire du bénévolat et aussi visiter les régions du Sud) mais malheureusement le temps ne nous le permet plus. Cela sera pour une prochaine fois. Notre prochaine étape est Sorata, une jolie ville dans les montagnes au Nord de la Paz. C'est juste dommage que quasiment toute la ville est en travaux et que l'on ne peux pas accéder à la place centrale. Nous étions à Sorata le mercredi 21 novembre, jour du censo nacional...

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May 25, 2007 - They call him mellow yellow

Hola Chicos! Its been a while since our last epic entry! Since then, we have made it out of Sucre (Bolivia), the beautiful capital of Bolivia. Here we studied spanish for a week, lived with a family (which was a great experience, except for the food!) and chilled out. Our spanish school was a great way to meet a lot of cool people (travellers and locals), who we ended up playing walley with (a game similar to volleyball but still we don't understand the rules), went to a Bolivian rock concert with Bolivias BEST (pretty crap) and had a texas...

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Jun 4, 2006 - Trekking in Sorata - zur Laguna Glacial hin und zurück

Auf den Tag an dem ich mit Waldo auf eine mehrere Tage dauernde Wanderung gehen konnte hatte ich schon seit Wochen gewartet. Mein Vorschlag war gewesen nach Sorata zu fahren und von dort aus in einem Tag zur Laguna Chillata zu wandern, da zu übernachten und am nächsten Tag einen Ausflug zur über 5'000 m.ü.M. hoch gelegenen Laguna Glacial zu unternehmen bevor wir wieder an den Ausgangspunkt zurückkehren würden. Die Idee stammte aus dem Lonly Planet Trekking-Guide (die anderen Trekkingoptionen in der Region waren mehrheitlich zu lang und auch...

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May 10, 2006 - BOLIVIA: Copacabana & Isla De Sol

The border crossing from Peru to Bolivia wasn't too difficult. We decided to cross the border as the locals do after missing the tourist bus for that day, which can make life much easier. After a 2.5 hour bus journey and 3 taxis, we arrived in Copacabana, Bolivia. The border crossing was fine just a few questions, quick searchs and stamping of passports. You'd think the luggage searchs in South America would be more thorough with all the drug trafficers, but no..... the land borders are pretty slack. Copacabana is a small town located on...

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May 4, 2006 - BOLIVIA (again!) - Copacabana, Lake Titicaca

Elese, Alan and I left Cusco on Thursday 4th May after booking our bus tickets with Pony (the name should have put us off alone!). We set-off to Copacabana via Puno, to meet The Paddys. We decided to take the overnight bus, leaving at 10.30 pm, as it was a 16 hour journey. We were due to arrive at Puno to change buses at 5am, but due to delays caused by vehicle malfunctions and constant stopping (most probably to pick up the drivers relatives all over southern Peru) we arrived at 7.30 am. The bus was a big pink monstrosity with a toilet...

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Aug 30, 2005 - La Paz> Coroico, Bolivia... Biking down the Death Road

Just a quick one people, as the internet here is outrageously expensive... but don't worry, I SURVIVED the bike trip!! Tomorrow will be taking a lovely long bus into the jungle for a few days of pampas tour of the animals, so won't be an update for a few more days... expect LONG entries coming up! ;)

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Yat's Big Trip

Aug 21, 2005 - Isla del Sol

Isla del Sol is a 'must do` according to most when cruising around Lake Titicaca, but what the guide books don`t warn you about is the fact that the island is shaped a bit like a dragon`s back and a nightmare to walk around! We got off the ferry and gulped as we looked at the sheer hillside we had to climb to get to ANY of the hostels, laden down with backpacks & all. Remember - we're still at high altitude here, and although we were acclimatized, it still doesn't take as long to get out of puff!! We ended up paying one of the local boys to...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Aug 20, 2005 - Copacobana

Made it to Copacobana, right on the edge of Lake Titicaca (allegedly the highest navigable lake in the world...) We got dragged straight away pretty much as soon as we arrived to a festival with lots of music and dancing. All great fun sitting in the sun, supping beer and watching the Pachamama (Earth Mother) ceremonies. The land all around the town is pretty brown and barren, with hills all around. In the evening we met up with Nik & George and sampled some of the famed Titicaca trout which someone had introduced into the lake back in the...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Aug 9, 2005 - back to La Paz

back at the Milton, the hot shower felt so good after 7 days without one. Stefanie and I treated ourself with a nice dinner at the fancy restaurant Quebecois that eve. The following day was a relaxed one. In the afternoon we splurged at the spa at the Hotel Europa - sauna, steambath, pool and a great massage. At night I met with Hugo. Moved to the cozy Hostal Arcabucero and shared a room with Stefanie. Decided to go on the "world's most dangerous road" by mountainbike the next day. What an experience: left La Paz in the morning up to La...

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Jul 19, 2005 - Sorata and the Laguna Glacial trek

19.07 (DM) We both felt like hell when the alarm broke our deep sleep at 6am. We wanted to catch the first bus to Sorata at 7am, but after a slow start to the day we managed to be on our way on the 8am service. The bus trip was cramped and full of locals. It was a very slow 4.5hrs, but the mountain scenery on route more then made up for it. We were both very excited about heading back into the Andes for one last trek. Sorata is a some village with a fantastic position at the head of a valley, and at the base of Illampu (6368m) and Jankhouma...

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Apr 11, 2005 - Mountains in Sorata

Tim was heading off for some mountain biking in Sorata and I had been planning to go there as well so joined up for the trip. Tim persuaded me to borrow one of Ariel's bikes for the trips in hopes of turning me into a mountain biking chica I think. Sorata is a really beautiful place. Very green and lush after the arid south of Bolivia and La Paz surrounds. The town sat at about 2700m and the snowcapped peaks behind it were at about 6500m. Unforunately the rainy season was still ending, so we only really saw the mountains in the morning, by...

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Dec 8, 2004 - Huayna Potosi Climb, Bolivia

On a whim we decided to climb a 20,000 foot mountain. Ok, it's not quite 20,000 feet, but at 19,974 feet (6088 meters) I think we can round up a little. We went into a tour agency in La Paz to ask about tours to another, smaller mountain and were convinced by another customer to go for Huayna Potosi. So a couple of days later we got fitted with our attractive outfits of snow pants, jackets, hard boots, crampons and ice axes (my pants and jacket were of course a few sizes too big so I looked like I had been given hand me downs to grow into)...

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