Bolivia

Travelling in Bolivia – the numbers

Since we left Bolivia behind, we figured it’s time we add up the numbers and see what damage this country did to our savings account.

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Copacabana and Isla del Sol

In Copacabana (our final stop in Bolivia!) we arrive right in the middle of major festivities. It’s supposed to be a holiday to honor the cross of Jesus, but what we really see is men and women showing of their costumes, dancing and drinking the night away. When we wake up the next morning the parade is still going on, although the dancing seems a little less coordinated. I’m sure the beer had something to do with that…

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Allemaal beestjes

Van Santa Cruz cruisden we naar Cochabamba, waar we het tweede grootste Christus-standbeeld bezochten ter wereld, na – u raad het nooit, maar dan ook echt nóóit –  Świebodzin, Polen. Die van Rio komt er zielig achter.

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Small detour into the jungle

We liked Sucre, and apparently Sucre liked us back. The night we are planned to take the bus to Cochabamba our last meal in Sucre decides it’s a little too early for us too leave. In stead of spending the night on the bus, Jolien spends the night on the toilet of the hostel. We stay in Sucre two more days, even Christophe pays a little more visits to the toilet than usual. While Jolien admires the walls of the bathroom, Christophe has an interesting chat with a fellow backpacker. Inspired by his experience we decide to book a flight to Santa Cruz to go explore the jungle of Parque Amboró. In Santa Cruz we call one of the communities in the park and make arrangements to stay with them for a few nights.

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Sucre – sweet sugar treat

Na Uyuni en Potosí was het tijd voor Sucre, vroegere hoofdstad en “Ciudad Blanca”, genoemd naar de witte kleur van de huizen in het centrum van de stad – verplicht bij wet overigens. Wij gingen op zoek naar een leuk appartementje, en we vonden er één met een geweldig uitzicht over de stad. De zon op de heuvels ’s morgens, de lichtjes rondom ons ’s avonds – machtig!

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