1-22 September The bus pulls in and we catch a taxi through narrow streets, with edging of imposing Spanish colonial buildings, to our hostel. We ring the bell on the two narrow but tall wooden doors, the grate is slid open and we are allowed to haul our kit in. We walk into an inner courtyard with a central fountain. On the first level there … Continue reading Cusco – not the place to recover…..
Note: We got behind with the blog in September. This was due to things that will be revealed. We then started moving fast around in places with poor internet and computer and wordpress storage running short. We have now rectified this and we are journalists once more…. get ready for good (?) reads over the Christmas holidays!! Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you … Continue reading “They had each other, Who could ask for more? At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)”
Death Road (biking by Lily Perry On a bright Saturday morning in La Paz, the Perry family got up and got dressed to go for breakfast. The Perry family enjoyed their breakfast. After they had their breakfast, Mum went to pack some things into my rucksack and while Mum was doing that, the guy at reception told Dad and me that Victor had come to pick … Continue reading La Paz part 2 Death Road
29 – 7 Sept We are off again in freezing temperatures to get another bus for a one-night stop at Oruro. This allows you to see the countryside instead of having a bumpy night ride on an overheated bus with (probably) a loo that would not be working! But boy! Do we choose our spots to stop at! We had had such luck in Paraguay … Continue reading La Paz part 1 – Walk, Wake and Wrestle!
25-28 August On a flota, we drove out of Tarija and ascended along precarious mountain roads, stopping at police checkpoints and tolls. Then, as usual, around 11.30am there was a longer stop to allow the driver to eat, the passengers to use the 1-boliviano baños (toilets) and get hassled to buy sugared cordials in plastic bags or lukewarm chicken and rice in more plastic containers! … Continue reading Awesome Views..
21-25 August “Get the minivans from the new bus station”, we were told by the hostel staff. So we took a colectivo there. What a surprise that we were told incorrect information! We bundled ourselves into a taxi to the minivan rank at the old bus terminal, the correct place. We were squeezed into a minivan for our 4.5 hour journey to Tarija. We slept … Continue reading Wine, hikes and bicycles
19-20 August Here we are, settled on the bus saying goodbye to a great few days: we are about an hour outside Sucre on this 6-hour journey when the bus hits a traffic jam and stops. Engine off, we’re not going anywhere fast, stop. In front of us is a queue of flotas (large coaches with 2 levels, minivans, lorries, taxis and private cars. The … Continue reading Potosi! Potosi! Potosi!