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Apr 18, 2010 - Wine High And A Bone To Pick In Bolivia

Don’t cry for me Argentina – JB and I officially left Argentina (and Chile) and crossed over the border into Bolivia. First stop, a little town called Taraja which is famous for dinosaur bones and is believe it or not the main producer of wine in the country. We were as you can imagine, slightly sceptical about Bolivian wine and it just about lived up to the rather poor expectations we had of it! The vines were originally bought here from Europe in order for the clergy to make communion wine with, so it was originally the churches that...

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Mar 14, 2010 - Le vignoble est dans la palmeraie

On part de Potosi le soir en pensant arriver le lendemain à 7h ou 8h. Le voyage dure moins longtemps que ce que l'on croyait, car les routes se sont beaucoup améliorées depuis la parution de notre guide. Et nous voilà à la gare routière de Tarija à 5h du matin. On se précipite à l'hôtel pour aller faire un somme, mais ils sont tous complets. On galère et finalement, à 6h30, on en trouve un avec une chambre libre! Dès notre réveil, on part découvrir la ville, et là, ce fut un choc. Population sympathique, climat méditerranéen, filles en mini...

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Jan 14, 2009 - Tupiza and Tarija

We´re both slightly pissed right now, so if this is less than well written, disculpe. The train ride to Tupiza was much better than the buses we´ve tried so far, so we actually got some sleep :) We arrived at 04:30 and went for the nearest hostel, which turned out to be very noisy so we ended up at La Torre, a cute family owned place in the middle of town. Saturday was mostly recovery - we made good use of the hot showers and cable TV, and didn´t really leave our room. Sunday was the triathlon - we started with a 4WD ride around the...

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Sep 10, 2007 - Tarija, Bolivia

Tarija is in the south of Bolivia almost at the Argentina border. It is known for its beautiful plazas, relaxed atmosphere, and the surrounding vineyards. We felt from the very moment that we arrived in town that it was very different from the rest of Bolivia. Maybe it was something in the air...like oxygen. But seriously, there is something that just feels Argentine. The people are different, the food is different, just about everything in town has an different twist from the rest of the country. We are staying at a decent hostal, but we...

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Jun 12, 2006 - Addios Bolivia Hola Argentina

Sucre was a lot of fun, very chilled and a lot of good food. I stayed here for more than 2 weeks, but now it's time to say addios to my friends here. I'll miss teaching and playing with the kids the most. My last day at the orphanage was on friday and it was the hardest thing to say goodbye to the kids, in the 2 weeks we became buddies studying math and playing football. They all asked me when I will come back and I had to tell them maybe never and that made them very sad. On saturday I just watched football all day and hung out with...

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May 13, 2006 - Tarija - The longest taxi drive of our lifes

13/5 All 3 of us go to the shops for supplies. We get of at 10.30. The road is more of a dirt track and when lorries go by you can't see a thing. This has to be one of the best taxi rides ever. The road winds up and down mountains. The view from the tops of the valley are great. It takes just over 6hrs of hard driving to make it to Tarija. On the way in we get question by drug police. Make town and hit a hotel. All decide to go get some food after a quick shower to wash off the dust. For dinner we hit the plaza and find a nice restaurant...

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