Chile - Bolivia 2006

Travel time: March / April 2006  |  by Valerie Couarraze

Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque (short "Rurre") is the town you reach if you survive the Death Road from La Paz to Coroico. I am glad we could see it. It is a small but agreeable town with beautiful colors especially at sunset on the River Beni. No asphalt on some of the roads, red terra, colorful places. Since it is the starting point of many excursions in the Amazon basin, quite a lot of different nationalities are to be seen

Here we had a delicious breaktfast with Yungas coffee to recover from the drive

Here we had a delicious breaktfast with Yungas coffee to recover from the drive

River Beni

River Beni

Forgot the name

Forgot the name

Funny: the shops. Some of them are so diversified that you never know what you all can find. I would never have suspected to burn a CD in a cloth-beverages-books store! Can be very practical

Funny: the shops. Some of them are so diversified that you never know what you all can find. I would never have suspected to burn a CD in a cloth-beverages-books store! Can be very practical

One of the things that amazed me the most here was the number of motorbikes waiting for customers at the bus station. They are used as taxis

One of the things that amazed me the most here was the number of motorbikes waiting for customers at the bus station. They are used as taxis

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The trip
 
Description:
A long time ago I decided to travel to South America - to Argentina or Chile. First no money as a student, then no time as a (hard-)worker. But now my little brother and his friends are spending 6 months over there on their globe-trotter-trip. So no poor excuse anymore. I pack my shoes. My flight starts from Francfort/M, Germany to Santiago de Chile and returns from La Paz, Bolivia. We will backpack from Santiago up to the North until the boarder travelling by bus or train.
Details:
Start of journey: Mar 15, 2006
Duration: 3 weeks
End of journey: Apr 07, 2006
Travelled countries: Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
The Author
 
Valerie Couarraze is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 16 years.
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