Mike & Natalies Journal
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The trip from La Paz to Sucre had a pleasant surprise, it was 12hours instead of 15. That´s about the only pleasant thing on this bus though, It was cold and uncomfortable, Bolivians have a strange concept of Bus Cama (literally: bus bed, a premium service) - I´d hate to see économico´. Just a couple of miles outside of the city we had a taste of things to come when we were thrown off the bus, had to grab our rucksacks and had to walk through a blockade. Turn...
After waiting around for a week in La Paz, wandering through markets and eating copious amount of Cuban set lunches, it was time to leave the security of the city and head into the sky for 40 minutes to the Amazonian town of Rurrenebaque. Thank god the flight was so short, it was a bumpy, bumpy ride. Mike´s face was green the entire way! Tiny 12 seater planes over a mountain range are not the best idea, but anything is better than a 20 hour bus ride on the most...
After a hectic period in Peru our arrival in Bolivia was a chance to have a rest. We crossed the border on Sunday with a short break at Copacabana on the Bolivian side of the lake, it definitely didn´t need any longer than a couple of hours. Later that afternoon we were in La Paz and I was surprised to find the altitude a little easier to deal with than Puno. Still, a city on a hill at 3660m can still be a struggle. Our plan was to be in La Paz until Thursday, ...