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I love the smell of gunpowder in the morning in La Paz

Posted by on April 23rd, 2011 in Bolivia, Photos | 0 comments

Police keeping an eye on the demonstration Loud explosions and the smell of gunpowder filled the air as the crowds rushed past us. Thankfully it was still only fireworks so far as the demonstrations had stayed peacefull. Only a few people in our hostel had managed to get teargassed. The police was out in force, but there hadn’t really been any classhes between them and the protesters. Welcome to La Paz in Bolivia. It could be argued that this is not the best time to travel to La Paz in Bolivia, not when demonstrations apparently have been going on from January, with only brief pauses in between. But it also could be argued, that for months the demonstrations have stayed peaceful. So the only annoyance for a traveler is the fact that some parts of the city are occasionally...

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Arriving to Puno… without a passport

Posted by on April 2nd, 2011 in Peru, Photos, South America | 0 comments

Local transport in Puno, but no, I arrived with a bus Puno, yes I have arrived to Puno. It’s a nice charming little town by Lake Titicacan in Peru, known for it’s floating islands and … no I can’t do this. I didn’t see much of Puno, and no, I don’t care about stupid Puno because some f***ng a**hole stole my passport, credit cards and camera on a bus on the way to Puno. So there. Local woman selling limes at the market in Puno Yes, there is a market and stuff in Puno, but I didn’t see much of it. I took a luxury bus back to Lima the next day after I arrived. Not because I especially wanted to go to Lima again, but because I had to get back to Lima for a new passport, because...

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Viva México

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 in Mexico, Mexico City, North America, Photos | 3 comments

So I’ve finally arrived to the land of Tequila and Tacos – Mexico, and to be more precise to Mexico City. Viva Mexico Here’s my Mexico City check list: See the pyramids – check Watch Lucha Libre (Mexican wresting) – check Enjoy Tequila & Cerveza & Pulque & Mezcal in a cantina – cheeeck Get Robbed – check Now there is no drama on the robbing part. We were sitting in a restaurant eating enchiladas and enjoying mojitos. Or to be precise it was a terrace, fenced off from the street. And sudenly I realized my shoulder bag was gone. Felt too safe in the restaurant and got a bit careless, as the bag was on the back of the chair by my side. No major losses, just the bag and my fleece in the bag. But a good...

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