Bolivia > Santa Cruz
No delays today! Although after being in the air for only 30 minutes, the plane was already preparing to land. Nick and I looked at one another thinking the absolute worse: emergency landing. With our Spanish getting worse by the day (the more individual words you learn, the more sentences Spanish speakers through at you) we didn't know how to ask, "has the plane died?". Maybe slightly over-exaggerating (yes, we feared the worst in any Bolivian transport!), we soon realised the plane was simply dropping off and picking up passengers. Just like a local bus, the plane stopped twice before reaching our stop: Santa Cruz.
The fact that we only have one picture of this city, speaks volumes. Our visit only lasted 2 days/1 night which for us, was plenty. The city centre offers a huge range of clothes shops (agonising when you're fashioning trainers that are falling apart that go perfectly with the tops with rips in them and stains for patterns!) and amazing cake shops. But that is your lot. We walked around for an hour or so and then decided our bit of bread for breakfast didn't do a job, so we went in search of a restaurant. 3 hours later we found food. During those three walking hours, the sights were monotonous, no pretty parks, architecture, bars or coffee shops. It was, however, a million times nicer than the area surrounding the city. We spent a great deal of time at the bus station, located outside the city centre, trying to sort out train tickets to our next port of call. Every new bus/train station reaffirms our thoughts on these kind of places; they are the armpits of any city. Lucky for us we were staying in a lovely little hostel and so we spent our evening relaxing there.
The next day we re-packed our bags and set off for the Death Train - Don't worry, it's death by immense boredom, not due to any danger. Next on the map, Bolivia > Puerto Quijarro.
Hope all is well back home!
- Sara, please send me some baby pictures when he/she arrives - i'm thinking of you!!!
- Joel, take that 'might' out of the sentence you wrote on our wall. Travelling is amazing. You'll love it.
- Kelly - it's lovely to hear from you and we're so glad all is going well in Prague! We land on English soil 5th July - which is only 2.5 weeks away - we're a little behind on the blogs!!
- Matt - Thank you for looking after Junior. I hope the big V challenge is not proving too difficult.
- & finally, to both Kizzy & Yasmin, where have you guys disappeared too?! Reply to my FB messages soon, or i'll cry.
Lots of love XXX