Browsing All posts tagged under »Bolivia«

San Pedro De Atacama: Money and Sand

June 8, 2011


Having successfully fooled an English couple into thinking that a few days in my company wouldn´t be too bad, I found a quiet and decent hostel in San Pedro shortly after arriving in Chile. After a decent salmon lunch, noticeably much more expensive than in Bolivia (a feeling that was to become familiar), the next […]

Uyuni and the Salar: Picture Perfect

June 7, 2011


In true Bolivian style, my 10am bus to Uyuni unapologetically became an 11.30am bus, and I did not make it to Uyuni until 5pm. This was no great disappointment, since the town itself proved to be small, cold and interest-free, aside from the inside of the bizarrely-named Extreme Fun Pub. My achievements upon arrival consisted […]

Potosi: Walking in Darkness

June 3, 2011


It was a pleasant surprise to check into my hostel in Potosi, the Koala Den, and find it to be sociable, heated (this part of Bolivia is painfully cold at night) and providing a good included breakfast. I spent the first day strolling around town, which was nice but quiet. An early night was had […]

Sucre: The Healing

May 30, 2011


My trip began to get back on track upon my arrival in Sucre. It was an early one, and I was forced to wait for a room at the promisingly named Hostal Amigo, but after treating myself to a full English breakfast I was successfully checked-in and spent a morning sorting out essentials such as […]

La Paz and Oruro: Painful Interjection

May 19, 2011


This blog post will be shorter than it should have been. In typical Bolivian style, getting the bus from Copa to La Paz proved a nightmare, with the bus I had bought a seat on full and a pointless hassle ensuing as it was decided which bus I should take. We were then all unloaded […]

Copacabana and Isla Del Sol: Bolivian Titicaca

May 18, 2011


My short trip down the coast to the Bolivian side of the lake did not work out as planned, as my 7.30am bus proved non-existent (an early initiation into the ways of Bolivian bus travel) and I was forced to spend the day drinking cheap beer with an Argentine. Nevertheless, I eventually made it, and […]