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Sth America- 11- End of Bolivia

A short one to finish off Bolivia...

all seasons in one day -17 °C
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Okay so after Serere we headed back into Rurrenabaque to originally spend one night before flying out the next day... instead we ended up staying two nights...

After checking into our hotel and grabbing a little food we headed to a local pub called PachaMama run by an English girl Katrina and her boyfriend, to meet up with some of the group from Serere and ´the volunteers`, Kit and Meghna. Kit had been marketing and selling the place to everyone when we were in Serere. Its a nice pub/cafe, good music, movie rooms, book exchange, food, etc..... good atmosphere too. But as it’s at the edge of town, a whole five minutes more walk many people don’t visit it, (a tip the drink here is a little cheaper then the wildly advertised and visited Mosquito bar)!! Anyway after many drinks and games of pool, Arjan got talking to Katrina about the place. She was looking to sell and he was seriously considering buying it. After taking the grand tour of the public and private areas, he really was convinced that we should invest in it and lives there. Okay so we may have been drinking a lot but the money side of me had to ask a few questions, yearly profits, seasonal trends, cost of living, and growth potential. I know I could have just got hooked on the fantasy but the reality and answers told me that this was not the business for us!! So after convincing Arjan that he shouldn’t buy it, or let Kit away with his tab if we did as a good will gesture we proceeded to get very drunk and have a laugh. Besides we still have a few months of traveling a head of us and we’re not ready to stop. The next day there was no way we could fly so we changed the flight and relaxed.

So we flew back to La Paz, relaxed and happy. But after the clean lowlands the city appeared to be unbreathable, dirty and too noisy. It was hard to get used to it again so we decided one day was enough and off we headed to Copacabana. The town is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. The altitude caused a few problems for me but at this stage Arjan was flying around. The town is nice and though its touristy you don’t feel hassled all the time. While we were there we decided to spend two nights on Isla de Sol. From the dock on the island you have to walk up Inca steps to get to the town, after loads of breaks, huffing and puffing we made it to our hostel. Wow, the views from our room were amazing, three of the walls had huge windows overlooking at the bays, perfect for catching the sunrises and sunsets. The island was nice but as I was having altitude problems I was glad to leave, I couldn`t walk too far without feeling ill, while Arjan was able to explore the whole island.

After returning to Copa for one night we then headed to Puno in Peru...

Posted by Rraven 12:32 Archived in Bolivia Tagged backpacking

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