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Jan 27, 2018 - Off to Copacabana, Isle del Sol then to Peru

An early start to Friday 26th Jan 2018 at 6:15 and our last day whilst travelling through Bolivia. We added another form of transport to growing list for at the river crossing at San Pedro de Tequina. Where we boarded a local a very old and decripid river taxi along with other local folk going to the market. Having survived this trip wearing luminous life belts which were issued by the company. We looked out of place with the locals and the driver looking particularly unhappy. I think we were questioning his crafts capability to stay...

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Jul 25, 2017 - Island of the Sun & Lake Titicaca

Beautiful weather again. Chilly morning. I got up early, had a cold shower and did some work while I had reliable internet. Jean got up and had a hot shower. Figures. We went to breakfast about 7:00. The breakfast buffet was mainly cold dishes. It did have scrambled eggs as the hot dish, but lunch meats, fruit, beads, etc. A woman and gentleman who sat at the next struck up a conservation with Jean. They were from Hong Kong, and were telling her about their trips to the US. When I sat, Jean went to the breakfast buffet, and I talked with...

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Jul 24, 2017 - Overland to Lake Titicaca

Another beautiful day. Chilly morning, everyone used the blankets on the bus until it warmed up outside. I just covered my legs. Today we set the bags that were going into storage out at 7:00, but not before I retrieved the pharmacy from my suitcase. Jean developed a cold last night and needed medication. She placed the pharmacy in her carryon which was going with us on the bus. Then we went down to the breakfast buffet. We sat with Bruce and listened to his praises of the clinic Marilou is in and the doctors and staff who are giving her...

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Aug 12, 2013 - Copacabana Bolivia and Isle Del Sol

We headed to Copacabana Bolivia and Isle Del Sol. When we arrived in Bolivia we had to clear immigration. It is a little shady. If you are a US Citizen you have to pay $135 in crisp new US bills. If the bills have any tears or marks or weird folds they won't accept it. We had one couple that it took four times to get their bills exchanged and accepted. Once they take your money, they just throw it in a drawer with all this cash. Strange........ Anyway, we went by the Cathedral (every town, village, or city has a church or cathedral that is...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Her name was Lola

I woke early yesterday to catch a bus to the Bolivian border. Customs is rather straightforward, unless you are American that is. Since our government makes it so hard on people wanting to come visit our country, other countries like to make imigration just as hard for us in the form of paperwork and highpriced tourist visas. It took about an hour to get your exit stamp from Peru, walk across the border to Bolivia a wait in line to fill out forms, get our passport photocopied, fork over $135, and get a sticker and stamp for your passport....

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Mar 18, 2013 - Isla del Sol and Copacabana

At 5:30am on March 14th, a 10 year old boy came and got us from our hostel to take us to the bus we’d booked a few days before. Thankfully he was not the driver, just the escort to the bus as well as the baggage handler. We made sure to give him a nice tip :) The trip to Copacabana was short, only a few hours from La Paz, and once again the views were well worth the price of the ticket. Our bus had to cross a part of Lake Titicaca by ferry, and we were a little nervous for our packs which were underneath, but it made it across with no...

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Dec 29, 2012 - It's the same story the crow told me, it's the only one he knows....

Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait Wo-oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?... Christmas day found Paul, Thomas and myself on a Bus to Bolivia. A somewhat crazy, last minute, not too well thought out impulsive side trip. The bus ride is about 3 hours and stops first at the Peru border to get stamped out of Peru and then you walk over to the Bolivian border and get stamped into Bolivia. Simple enough, huh. For most maybe, for US Citizens a bit more of a pain in the,...

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Dec 2, 2012 - Copacabana

Copacabana It's getting chillier now with periodic downpours. We are so far resisting the urge, unlike most backpackers, to run out out and buy silly hats with pom poms and plaits. To be honest I'm only just wearing a jumper but andy seems to be feeling the Cold more as he digs out every technical fibre he owns. He is looking more and more like Brian blessed every day. With these new weather conditions and lots of walking the one thing we look forward to are a good nights sleep and a hot shower. Neither of which are readily available in...

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Nov 22, 2012 - Copacabana

Après Copacabana au Brésil, nous voilà cette fois à Copacabana en Bolivie. C'est vrai que cela se ressemble un peu : il y a aussi de petites collines qui surplombent la ville et une baie remplie de bateaux. Sauf que nous ne sommes pas au bord de l'océan, mais du lac Titicaca. Nous y étions déjà venus il y a 3 ans, mais c'est un point de passage de frontière avec le Pérou. Et oui, c'est déjà malheureusement notre dernière étape bolivienne. De plus, nous avions beaucoup aimé la ville alors nous y avons volontiers passé 2 jours et avons ainsi...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Copacabana

Hi All, No worries with leaving La Paz. We decided to stay the night in Copacabana, its beautiful here and we were a bit worse for wear after a long night last night. We have climbed a bit of a mountain here, had an early dinner and are about to go and watch the sun set over Lake Titikaka. No, story today as am buggered, will write again tomorrow.

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May 11, 2012 - Copa,copacabana.....the other one - 3800m

Left La Paz at lunchtime for a quite short drive to Lake Titicaca and Copacabana. Had to cross the lake at its narrowest point. We went on a small boat and Yana went on a barge looked quite strange seeing her floating across. Mamacita was in front of us but we caught her up going through the mountains - and followed her into Copacabana. Happen to arrive when a religious festival was in full swing and couldn't take the normal route to our hotel. Tried a few different roads all very narrow and quite steep and finally bypassed the town and...

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May 2, 2012 - Qui dove nacquero sole e civiltà Inca

Superando lo stretto di Tirquinia mi ero imbattuta in una serie di auto, che andavano in direzione opposta, agghindate con fiori e ghirlande varie, simili a quelle dei matrimoni, ma in maniera molto più trash. Solo più tardi, arrivata a Copacabana, ho scoperto che erano le auto che avevano ricevuto la benedizione quel giorno. Copacabana è una cittadina decisamente religiosa, anche se, in certe cose, in maniera tutta sua. Superato infatti il cancello per l'ingresso alla cattedrale, stupisce quanto sia ampio il suo cortile e, se non si...

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