La Paz

Bolivian Expectations: Hostels

backpacking

As I was preparing for traveling through Bolivia, I noticed that there was very little information on what I might find there. I know that not knowing what to expect and figuring it out upon arrival can be part of the fun of travel. But sometimes a little preparation allows you to make the most […]

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Down and Out in La Paz

Bolivia

August 10, 2009 I had fun plans for my last day in La Paz, but ended up spending the whole day trying to resolve my money issues. My ATM card was gone. Though my trip was winding down, I didn’t have enough cash to complete it. I went from bank to bank trying to figure […]

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Tainted Times and a Tiahuanaco Tour

Bolivia
Tihuanaco - Stone Face

August 9, 2009 I’d returned to La Paz on a Saturday and wanted to check out the city’s club scene that night. I went out with a group of people from my hostel and it was fun for awhile. But I quickly noticed that a large chunk of La Paz’s gringo party crowd were not […]

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From the Andes to the Amazon

Bolivia
Rurrenabaque - Plane

August 4, 2009 Rurrenabaque is situated in the Amazon Basin along the Beni River. It’s a jumping off point for affordable wildlife and jungle tours that are popular with backpackers. There are three ways to get to Rurrenabaque from La Paz, and none of them are good. One option is a 20 hour journey along […]

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The Fighting Cholitas

Bolivia

August 2, 2009 At breakfast, I was joined by a guy who was my dorm mate one night in Cusco, on my bus the previous day, and now at the same hostel as me in La Paz. Oh, the gringo trail. He told me that a few days before, he was hassled while using the […]

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