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Mar 24, 2007 - On the way to La Paz

Well, this page is really an aside. We took a bus from Copacabana to La Paz which involved crossing the Tequina Straits. For the people this was on a small motor launch. For the bus (and all our belongings) it was on a somewhat precarious looking ferry that was punted out into the straits and then chugged across to the other side. I don't think it went on a chain...

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Jul 31, 2005 - BOLIVIA

In Bolivien erhielten wir Verstaerkung: Bicho. Dieser junge, sympatische Bolivianer ist Ruths langjaehriger Ex-Freund. Nachdem der Kontakt jahrelang auf Eis lag nahmen wir die Faehrte in Copacabana um 12 vor der Kirche (das ist symbolisch!) wieder auf. Nach einem kurzen Aufenthalt in Copacabana reisten wir nach La Paz, dem groessten Loch der Welt! Viel mehr gibt's zu dieser Stadt nicht zu sagen. Es geht eigentlich immer nur rauf oder runter und all das auf 4000 m. Wer hatte wohl die glorreiche Idee hier eine Stadt zu errichten?? Es bleiben...

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May 12, 2005 - Isla del Sol - Island of the Sun

There is a small island off the coast called Isla del Sol that you can catch a boat out to and we were told that it was worth a visit. Tash, James & I decided not to take the 1 hour boat out to the island but opted for the 17km hike through these tiny villages to a point where you can hire a guy and a row boat to take you across. The hike was really nice and well worth it, but we ended up paying more for the 2km row boat that we would have for the 15km ferry ride. We negotiated a price with the boat owner to row us across and the four of...

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Apr 25, 2005 - Lake Titicaca

The bad news is that I lost my camera a couple of weeks ago so there will be no photos for the next few entries. Don't know if it was lost or stolen, but I have now bought a new one. Stayed onIsla del Sol in Lake Titicaca for a couple of days. Beautiful place but hard work hiking around as the even the lake is at 3800m. To get there took a 17kn walk around the edge of the lake and hired a boat to take us across to the island. About 5km from where we hired the boat, other dudes were hanging about by the side of the road trying to convince us...

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Dec 29, 2004 - Bolivia - Living the High Life / Copacabana photos

Picture this ... You're on Camino del Muerte, Death Road, going from La Paz to Coroico. You can see why it's dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Road" ... it's narrow, unpaved, winding, plunges over 3000m in 80km, and is frequented by some of the world's worst drivers. Rainfall during the wet season causes water to cascade onto the road, washing it out in places and causing landslides to occur. You could travel this road by bicycle, many people do. But the most reputable tour companies close during rainy season, and you decide that if you're...

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