Oruru Carnival and Mining Town February 22nd 2011 At 6.20 we departed Tupiza by train on the Expreso del Sur in executive class! Not really but just passable, what do you expect for 19 quid each. We trundelled slowly north across the Altiplano towards Oruru. It was 12 hours later we arrived in a freezing cold 3700m windy Oruru, which is famous for mining and carnivals.
The locals call themselves " Quirquinchos" ( Armadillos) and we found out w ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Oruro Department » Oruro Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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Scottish and on a sabbatical with my wife Lynn for one year, we are in Thailand now and will be in China next stop for two months.My wife is a Midwife and I am Ranger/Ski Teacher(snow),we are in our 40's and have a son called Jamie who works offshore.... full info