Bolivia: Sucre and La Paz

20 thoughts on “Bolivia: Sucre and La Paz”

  1. It’s a bit like reading a Monty Python skit where no one realizes they’re in a Monty Python skit. You definitely put the adventure in adventure travel. I thank you for doing that. All your waterfalls reminded me that I found an old trail that descends from up near Lumberjack’s down to the Covenant, right beside the waterfall. Do you know it?

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    1. Thanks Gary. Regarding the waterfall that’s my backyard of course I know it. A new bridge over the creek and a little bit of work on the downhill connection to the covenant and it would be a nice short ride. Maybe you should talk to the new SORCA trail guy 🙂

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  2. Love reading of your adventures—it puts our few into perspective. 🙂 Our latest was simply spending too long waiting for our land lady to show up, and when she didn’t ending up in a 4 star hotel!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. Well I had a very good laugh reading your experiences in Bolivia because I could relate to it, having gone there myself back in the day. Getting directions from locals, “ un poco mas para ya”… yeah right… would nearly always lead us to nowhere! Thanks for the exceptional photos and details of your travels. Be kind to yourselves. Bon voyage! Shelley

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  4. Bonjour vous deux. Vraiment de belles sensations à vivre pour vous et à lire pour nous (heureusement…Hi Hi!) . Je vous trouve sensasionnels de naviguer au travers de toutes ces situations qui me semble tellement intenses, trop intenses pour moi qui est épuisée juste à vous lire. Bravo pour votre témérité. Je continues à vous suivre tranquillement installée devant mon ordi. Bisous et prudence . xxxxxxx

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    1. On S’habitue a bien des choses et puis d’autres petites choses nous apparaissent comme très belles et confortable. Comme Le Soleil aujourd’hui, avec les montagnes, c’est tellement beau! Bisous

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  5. Salut Claire et Jim,
    Très interessant, de belles photos, de beaux paysages de montagnes etc. J’aurais surement eu une crise d’angoisme sur la route de la 💀. En effet , nous ecoutons souvent cette emission , c’est pareille, c’est fou 😜. Mais que c’est beau. Altitude pas trop dure…. quel experience! A bientôt …. Jim tu es bon d’ecrire autant.
    Martine xx

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  6. Salut vous deux, votre expédition dans ces montagnes ne semblent pas recommander pour ceux qui ont le vertige, mais très riche en décors inhabituel…j’aime vos photos qui en disent long sur le panorama, bonne continuité.

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  7. Reminds me of some of the roads we drove in India through the outer Himalayas.
    Terrifying but it does make for awesome pictures and will probably be some of the more memorable biking days of your trip!
    Excited and nervous to get back on the Squamish bike trails with you guys, you’ll have no fear and such strong legs!
    Missing you always, lots of love,

    NH

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    1. Thanks sweetie
      We also look forward to getting back mountain biking with you but I am not sure how strong we will be. Touring is such a different ‘sport’ Mind you, riding into Cusco today in traffic was pretty technical plus I had a flat that I changed on a busy boulevard. Had to use a restaurant’s bathroom to find the leak….always something new.
      Love you
      Dad

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  8. Toujours aussi intéressant de vous lire! Les photos sont magnifiques. Merci pour tout se partage; c’est formidable de pouvoir vous suivre de cette façon. On oublie vite; alors je suis certaine que vous trouverez tous ces écrits bien utiles. En 92-93, internet n’existait pas; mais j’écrivais mes journées dans un livre, un peu comme un journal. Je suis très contente de l’avoir fait. Mais de pouvoir partager presqu’en tous ces moments, doit être vraiment réconfortant. Vous savez qu’on vous suit. On est là en pensée avec vous! La force qu’on a en nous est immense. Souvent, on ne se rend pas compte. Vous êtes énergisants et inspirants. Lâchez pas! Soyez prudents. Je vous aime xox

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    1. Non seulement c’est un plaisir de partager mais cet écrit nous servira aussi pour nos mémoires, si jamais on prends le temps d’écrire ce genre de livre.. c’est chaleureux de garder le contact avec nous. Merci. J’espère que tes garçons vont bien, bisous à vous tous.

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  9. Hi Jim and Claire, we are here in Victoria, visiting with Mable. We just read your last couple of blogs and we are blown away. Mable says she just can’t believe it! What an incredible journey and meeting all those people, riding your bike in such a different world. Still so poor but rich in spirit! Good on you, Claire and Jim too (: Have to go, it’s time for Mable’s nap. She was exhausted by all your adventures! Hugs John, Carole and Mable xoxo!

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    1. Thanks for reading to Mom Carole…. much appreciated! Funny to hear she’s exhausted after hearing about it. I must admit there are far too many days that we feel pretty exhausted by the time we pull into wherever we are staying.
      Love Jim & Claire

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  10. Cusco!! Didn’t know you were going there, we loved that place! If you have time I highly recommend “La Bo’M Creperia and Backpackers”, they have the best breakfast crepes served all day.
    Love the stories! Thanks so much for sharing them! Let me know if you want some intel on the area, we were there in June/July and was amazing!

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    1. Thanks James, what an awesome place. We went shortly after receiving your comment and will probably go back!
      We leave on the Salkantay trek early tomorrow morning. Will keep you posted.

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