Salar De Uyuni – Part 1 – …Uyuni Begins! *

The Salar de Uyuni tour was something I hotly anticipated to be special as it had been bigged up and recommended by almost everyone I knew who had been on it. There are a few different tour options for it, including day tours and week tours. But when I was in La Paz I calculated Read more about Salar De Uyuni – Part 1 – …Uyuni Begins! *[…]

Jonny Blair on a nightbus from La Paz to Potosi in Bolivia

Backpacking in Bolivia: Night Bus To Potosi Via Oruro

Leaving La Paz had already involved a bit of mayhem, but now I was on the correct bus and relaxed as the world’s highest capital city faded out of view, at least until later on that week when I returned to La Paz.   My bus by Trans Copacabana was excellent. And as usual, loads Read more about Backpacking in Bolivia: Night Bus To Potosi Via Oruro[…]

Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz: The Highest National Football Stadium In The World

“Milton Melgar will score the first goal of the 1994 World Cup!” – Jonny Blair and Paddy Campbell (16.05.1994) My trip to La Paz while backpacking in Bolivia would have been incomplete was it not for a visit to what is a cauldron of world football – Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz. This is Read more about Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz: The Highest National Football Stadium In The World[…]

A Slow Bus To Cuzco

It was a funny old day and in the end a well worthwhile trip. Morning began for me with a 6am start in Loki Hostel, La Paz. This meant I would miss the free breakfast that day, as it doesn’t start until 7am. I got a sharp taxi ordered from hostel to bus station (I Read more about A Slow Bus To Cuzco[…]

Leaving La Paz by Night Bus

Bolivian buses can be a nightmare. You will often be the only foreigner on board. How lucky was I that I didn’t have a single real dramatic hitch on my many buses trips within and out of Bolivia. Well except for twice getting on the wrong bus from La Paz…(by the way I was loving Read more about Leaving La Paz by Night Bus[…]

Backpacking in Bolivia: La Paz – The Height of Madness

Nuestra Senora De La Paz – It really is the height of madness. This city is basically a must see in my opinion. Bolivians themselves are not even sure if this is their capital city or not as that seems to be an accolade shared with lowly Sucre.   When we’re talking about La Paz, Read more about Backpacking in Bolivia: La Paz – The Height of Madness[…]

Almost A Real Zebra Crossing: The Wittiness of La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz in Bolivia has some character and originality, I’ll give it that. This particular act of comedy, is pure genius, and to be honest I am surprised locals and travellers alike walk past with flinching an eye lid. It certainly had me in stitches.   OK, so here’s the deal – in the UK Read more about Almost A Real Zebra Crossing: The Wittiness of La Paz, Bolivia[…]

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