Last night I came up to Rurrenabaque from La Paz on a 15hr overnight bus and the first 5hrs(in daylight) where on "the worst road in the world", and yes it was bad. Rurrenabaque is a really cool town though, it's more of the Bolivia that I was expecting to see and it's actually hot here which is cool. I came here to go into the jungle for a while, so this morning I did a bit of asking around and found a guy who "knows the jungle" - so I talked him into taking me out there for 6days of treking and rafting solong as I pay for all the food and a little bit extra for his time. So thats where I'll be for the next little while - I hope I don´t get eaten by anything :)
I'm russ, I'm from New Zealand and have developed a love for travelling over the last couple of years. It was the best descision of my life for sure, breaking the routine and heading off to explore the globe, and I would highly recommend getting out there and having a close up look and anything that you've read about or heard about that intrests you, because if it looks cool on TV, I can garuntee you that it'll be even cooler when you are there amoungst it. And if you're stuggling for ideas about where to start, I'd highly recommend buying a oneway ticket to South America and the rest will ta... full info
Me upfrontafter the aisle was totally full with locals and chickens and bags and little kids piss, I found a better seat up frount between the two drivers that were having turns driving and drinking 96% alcohol to help cope with the overnight haul.
the paved street in Rurrenabaqueand that motorbike in the foreground is the local form of taxi service. And they pack them on if they have to, one time I saw a family of four on with the driver!
Me enjoying the view and the shade from the upstairs of my hotel.I thought I better treat myself to something nice because I was going to be rouphing it in the jungle for the next week, so I dished out the 30B's($6) for this place, where I 've got my own room, my own bathroom(with toilet paper AND toilet seat which are both very hard to come by in Bolivia) and breakfast included.
Swimming with PiranasI got a couple a couple of locals kids who I accidently busted smoking weed in some abandoned old house by the river, to help me to overcome my child fear of swimming in an amazon river where "piranas live and wait to to eat peoples toes off when they go swimming"