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Inside the J bus
Bolivia - Bad Altitude

August 18th 2014
We drove around the shores of Lake Titicaca to enter Bolivia. At 3800m, the world's highest navigable lake is blue and serene. The tourist bus drops the influx at the first significant town of Copacabana. The streets closest to the waters edge are dedicated to hotels, hostels, restaurants and woolly jumpers. 'It's nothing but a tourist trap' said some travellers, unaware that they would ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz

Bolivian Flag 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
25th August 2014

Love this properly decorated Bolivia bus
A great tongue-in-cheek account of the mixed bag that is Bolivia. Yes, free yellow fever vacs but glasses that don't fit (I have a pair of those, too). Cheap food in Tupiza, but it might make you ill (my eggplant parm was eggplant with ketchup). Despite 6 months in the country, I skipped Cochabamba, but since it will be rainy season when I return, I might take your advise and go to the place most likely to be sunny and to see the 2nd biggest JC (no way will I go to Santa Cruz). But then there's sweet Sucre where you got to meet the woman with the most impossible job in that poor, oh-so-corrupt country. And hey, how thrilling to experience a bloqueo--you know the real Bolivia!

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