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Sunday Market In Tarabuco

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Traditional "Indigenous" Sunday Market in Tarabuco, Bolivia, South America

Traditional “Indigenous” Sunday Market

Tarabuco is a village about 65 kilometers from Sucre, known for its highly developed weaving techniques and quality textiles and especially for its very genuine “Indigenous” Sunday market. We decided to book a tour, which actually was only a bus provided to take the “Gringos” the 1.5 hour from Sucre to Tarabuco and back for 25 Bolivianos or 3.2 USD. Continue Reading →

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Rough Trip From Sucre To Tupiza

In the South of Bolivia, you only find terrible bumpy dirt road ... This is the main link from Potosi to Argentina!

In the South of Bolivia, you only find terrible bumpy dirt road … This is the main link from Potosi to Argentina!

Immediately after returning from Tarabuco in the afternoon, I left Heidi to her Spanish class and started out for my journey to Tupiza, in the very scenic south of Bolivia. Continue Reading →

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Let’s Change Everything…

La Carratera de la Muerte or Death Road, going down from 4.650 meter to 1.250 Meter in only 64 Kilometer, between La Paz & Coroico, Bolivia

La Carratera de la Muerte or Death Road, going down from 4.650 meter to 1.250 Meter in only 64 Kilometer, between La Paz & Coroico, Bolivia

Maybe not entirely, but… Until two weeks ago, we perfectly stuck to our travel plans, spent less than what we had budgeted, in a word we were on track. Something very unusual when traveling “Round The World”. Then … Then we arrived in Bolivia! Fell in love with this country, we really did! Decided we needed more time to enjoy our travel here and finally threw our itinerary over board!!! Continue Reading →

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Sucre, “Capital Plena”

In The Midst Of Bolivian Politics…

Parlament in Sucre, "La Capital Plena", Bolivia, South America

Parlament in Sucre, “La Capital Plena”, Bolivia, South America

Presently there are daily demonstrations here in Sucre. Every single day there has been some kind of event on the main square, Plaza 25 de Mayo, mainly students or school groups participating. In the beginning of September students and police forces were fighting all night long on the main square … Continue Reading →

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First Steps In Sucre

View of Sucre from the top of the Iglesia de la Merced, Bolivia

View of Sucre from the top of the Iglesia de la Merced

The morning we arrived in Sucre, we immediately set out to explore our new “home town” since we plan to stay here for one week. Well, we found ourselves in a place worlds apart from what we have seen so far of Bolivia. The city itself is beautiful with lots of bright white colonial architecture. It is so obvious that this place is much wealthier than other parts of Bolivia we have visited. Continue Reading →

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Going From Coroico To Sucre

 

For the trip back to La Paz we ended up in the most banged up, worn down minibus to be ...

For the trip back to La Paz we ended up in the most banged up, worn down minibus to be …

We left Coroico on November 2nd, “El Dia de Los Muertos”, just in time, because the same morning wealthy Bolivians from La Paz descended on this lovely village chocking its narrow streets with their big SUVs and completely booking up all nice hotels. For the trip back to La Paz we ended up in the most banged up, worn down minibus to be. Nevertheless we made it, but what followed that afternoon was failure after failure. Continue Reading →

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