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Royal Mountain Range en route to La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia


Monday 30th June 2014

Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia

It is our last day in Peru today. We had bought fruit and rolls from the market and yogurt from the supermarket for breakfast because the hotel breakfast was expensive. We ate most of it on the truck once we had been transported from the hotel to the Truck Park. We set off around Titicaca Lake on which Puno is set and headed southeast towards the Peru/Bolivia border. We arrived there about 11:45am and it didn't take long to be stamped out of Peru, but it took more than an hour for us all to be stamped into Bolivia. The clocks went forward one hour when you cross this border. We continued for another hour or so till we reached Tiwanaku, the site of an ancient Pre-Columbian civilisation (800BC - 1200AD) where we had lunch. Some of the group visited the ruins but we had already seen them on a previous holiday in Peru. We then drove to La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world. It is quite a spectacular sight with the city set in a deep valley overlooked by a very large snow-capped volcano. We left the truck for the last time and were transferred by bus to our hotel in the city. We organised to store some of our luggage in the hotel while we travel down to Santiago and then back to La Paz. We went out to dinner and farewelled our travel companions who are nearly all continuing the trip on to Rio. Back to the hotel to bed around 11:45pm.



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