Yesterday I began my journey out of La Paz at long last. Now La Paz is a nice place and very interesting, but the longer I spent there the more I realised it was not a place where I could live easily. The people are very abrupt and always out to rip you off, the streets are very dirty and overall it is just not a very safe place to be. Although I enjoyed my time there I was glad to be leaving. After waking up at 7am and enjoying my last pancake breakfast of The Adventure Brew Hostel I boarded a bus bound for Copacabana on the shore of Lake Titicaca. The one thing I have noticed about backpacking is that you always bump in to the same people over and over again, regardless of where you are. For example, on my first bus I met up with a couple of people who were in my hostel in Lima and another guy who I had been drinking with in the bar a couple of nights before, meaning that the first bus trip of 4 hours went pretty quickly. At Copacabana I had a 2 hour stop over so walked down to the lake to see what was going on and the town itself was a very peaceful, quiet and laidback place with lots of cafes and restaurants on the lakeside and with the sun shining it made this relaxing town even better. From here I boarded the bus bound for Pun. On the way I had to cross the Peru/Bolivian border. I have heard lots of horror stories about the police trying to charge you tax and taking things from your bag but this was very easy and straight forward process. We got off the bus and went to the customs office, got our passport stamped and from here we had a couple minutes walk to the Bolivian customs office to get our passports stamped again. I was wondering who actually owns the land in the middle of the two customs offices, Peru or Bolivia? Anyways after that we got back on the bus for another couple of hours to get to Puno. From there I had an hour wait for my bus to depart for Arequipa. As we left Puno I got some awesome views of the sun set of Lake Titicaca which was really spectacular, and made up for the fact that we missed out on this place earlier in the trip. I eventually arrived in Arequipa at 11pm after a 6 hour bus trip and checked in to Bothy Hostel, which is probably the best hostel I have stayed in. This morning I got up for my free breakfast, which was again pancakes, this time served with strawberries in the sunshine on the roof terrace. Also, the hostel has a bar which you just help yourself to and they trust you to write your name and room number down, there is a pool table, giant jenga and even hammocks! Today is definitely going to be a chilled out day relaxing around here before getting my night bus to Lima, another 15 hour journey! Lucky me!