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Nov 16, 2008 - La Paz, Bolivia

Ok, aside from the fact that we heard the same Kiss song twice in under 6 hours, the best part is that the second time was in a cab ride where the entire play-list was Kiss: "I Was Made for Loving You"; AC/DC: "Back In Black"; and some Ozzy Osbourne song. We're now more convinced than ever that the entire country of Bolivia is a time warp. Case in point is the Hotel Presidente. It was built in the 1970's but is more of the obvious Harvest Gold bathroom fixtures sort of decor than the place in Puno. We could tell they've painted over the...

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Nov 25, 2005 - Tiwanaku

The microbus dropped me off at the point where the road to Tiwanaku village veered off the main road. By the looks of it a good kilometre and a half from the actual village and who knows how much further from the archeaeological site itself. I had searched about near Cementerio for the buses to Tiwanaku. These guys, going to Chaqui Chaqui, that's how it sounded, had assured me that Tiwanaku was on their way: "Yes, but also the archeaelogical site", I asked specifically, "Yes also the site", they had said. The bus guys looked nice enough,...

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Jul 27, 2005 - Travel to La Paz

Well, what an eventful day. You may recall that our entry yesterday said that we were staying in a dodgy area whilst waiting to transfer to La Paz. Well, we got a taxi at 5.30am to the airport and just a couple of minutes into the journey we drive past a couple of police cars, lights flashing, parked behind a dead guy on the side of the road. Not sure what happened to him (the best guess is he was shot as its dramatic) but he was definitely dead because a blanket was over his face and most of his body. So very glad we didn't venture out...

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Apr 4, 2005 - Lake Titticaca - Bolivia

We caught a bus from Cusco to Puno on Lake Titticaca, still on the Peru side of the border. It was an overnight bus and it was absolutely freezing. It arrived at 4:30am and the bus was meant to take us to the bus terminal where we could catch another bus that would cross the border into Bolivia. But instead it kicked us out at a local bus depot on the edge of town - nowhere near the the tourist terminal! It was dark, we where freezing ( Sharna wearing thongs with socks becuase of her blisters) and had no idea where we were. We found a room...

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