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Cycling Death Road, Bolivia

I've barely even sat on a mountain bike. Sure I had cheapish ones when I was younger, but I'm pretty sure they never had suspension and I definitely never really did any mountain biking with them; unless riding around a car park counts... It doesn't? Deciding to make my first mountain bike experience a trip down "World's Most Dangerous Road," also known as "Death Road" (for obvious reasons), probably wasn't the smartest idea (It´s also ...
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Salar d’Uyuni, The Salt Flats Bolivia

If Peru is most associated with Machu Picchu, Bolivia is perhaps best associated with the Salt Flats (or Salar d'Uyuni). This huge expanse of salt in Southern Bolivia makes for great traveller pictures and is a pretty unique sight. We arrived from our overnight bus at about 3 am, although we didn't know this until later on. Around 3 am we stopped somewhere unknown, the driver went to the back of the bus and fell ...
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Travelling To Uyuni

We split our bus journey form La Paz to Uyuni up slightly. The whole journey takes about 12 hours and is renowned for being uncomfortable, due to a lack of paved roads, and absolutely freezing (the windows actually iced over!)   Our first leg of the journey was to Oruro, but thanks to the woman who sold us he ticket, we almost had to wait another day.    We'd been the day before to try ...
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La Paz :: Food

A big part of travel is food. Discovering new dishes is a fun way to get to know the country you're in, and can lead you to discover delicious new foods (and sometimes not). We first arrived in La Paz in the evening (following a very, very bumpy bus ride). We found somewhere to stay and headed out in search of something to eat. In a city as busy and bustling as La Paz you ...
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La Paz :: Witches´ Market

I´m a big fan of markets abroad.There´s not so many back home, at least not outside of London.When you do find them they´re quite often full of clothes you wouldn´t want to wear and Nike knock-offs. Markets abroad seem to sell everything. L paz is full of different markets: food, car parts, flowers and even the Witches get their own market! In the Witches´market you´ll find all sorts of things ranging from good fortune charms, ...
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Welcome To Bolivia

First impressions of Bolivia weren't great. Whilst Peru was full of smiling faces and helpful people, Bolivia seemed grumpier and ruder.   Crossing the border into Bolivia is a pretty slow process. I've heard and read it's even worse for Americans with immigration control being fussy about the quality of dollar notes: no creases whatsoever. Being British is definitely an advantage in South America when it comes to avoiding costly visa charges!   About 20 ...
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Travel in 2014: Bolivia Bucket List

From here After Peru we're headed southwards to Bolivia. The country with the highest capital city in the world, and the largest salt flats in the world (pictured above). There's tonnes to explore in Bolivia but here's some of the things I really want to check off! // La Paz is definitely somewhere we'll be headed. It stands at 4,100m above sea level and sounds like a buzzing place. There's a Witches' market which sounds ...
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