Category: Bolivia

The train from Oruro to Uyuni

The station was full of gringos milling around waiting for the train. All with their mochilla (backpacks) and provisions. The over prepared trekker types with far too much high tech equipment and clothing. We had to laugh…we were sat there in our Indian clothing having not showers for a day or 2. Our only ´provisions´being …

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La Paz to Uyuni via Oruro

Making our way to Oruro: With the intention of esc aping La Paz before it sucked us in, we checked out and managed to catch a bus to Oruro by 11am. There are so many buses it seems, that it was a very easy process. Before we knew it we were driving in the outskirts of …

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Making our way to Oruro

With the intention of esc aping La Paz before it sucked us in, we checked out and managed to catch a bus to Oruro by 11am. There are so many buses it seems, that it was a very easy process. Before we knew it we were driving in the outskirts of La Paz, appreciating a …

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La Paz Part One: Wild Rover Hostel

Arriving on the bus after our 12hr journey from Cusco, plus 2.5hrs queuing to get across the border from Peru, we are amazed by the scale of the city approaching. It feels like we are in a bowl, a sprawling city between mountains. The major mountain (Illampu) is snow capped and dominates the southern skyline …

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