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A VEGGIE IN BOLIVIA.
Posted November 7th, 2009 - 2:40 pm by from Varkala, India (Permalink)
SO AFTER SAVING EVERY PENNY IN BRASIL AND COOKIN AT HOSTELS I FOUND MY FREEDOM IN SAMAIPATA,BOLIVIA.
WELL, AT THE BORDER TOWN BETWEEN BRASIL IN BOLIVIA I WAS WALKING FOR AN HOUR AND AT LAST A FOUND A MERCADO WHERE THEY HAD RICE +SPICY SAUCE + FRENCH FRIES. COST 1USD.WOOOOHOO.
ANYWAYS, SANTACRUZ I STAYED THERE ONLY FOR 2 DAYS AND DID NOT DO A LOT OF RESTAURANTS JUST ON THE STREETS EMPANADAS WITH CHEESE AND A LOT OF PASTRIES.

THEN I HEAD TO SAMAIPATA.BOOM. SUDDENLY SO MANY FOREIGNERS STAYING HERE. A VERY VERY SMALL VILLAGE BUT REALLY REALLY CHARMING. YOU CAN GO TO MANY CAVES +WATERFALLS +RIVERS +GREAT VIEWS OF THE CANYONS +GO TO THE DEATH PLACE OF CHE(I DID NOT DO THAT AS IT IS A BIT FAR AWAY AND DOESNT HAVE PROPER TRANSPORT TO THE VILLAGE AND HENCE YOU END UP PAYING A LOT IF YOU ARE ALONE.)+ GREAT RESTAURANTS AND VERY CHEAP.

IF YOU COME TO SAMAIPATA DONT FORGET TO GO TO

1.´TIERRA LIBRE´(FREE LAND).GREAT GREAT VEGGIE FOOD. A GOOD MEAL WILL COST YOU AROUND 3USD THAT IS AROUND 19 OR 21 BOLIVIANOS. GREAT ATMOSPHERE WITH A GARDEN.

2. LA CHAKANA - I ROBBED THE EGGPLANT RECIPE FROM HERE.
MENU OF THE DAY : WITH SOUP + RICE +SALAD+ SOME BURGERS AND ALL THAT (SOMETIMES THEY HAVE MEAT SO INQUIRE BEFORE YOU ORDER) FOR 3 USD TOO. THIS RESTAURANT OVERLOOKS THE PLAZA AND YOU CAN HAVE A BEER AND LAZE HERE FOR HOURS.

I AM RECOMMENDING A BAR OUT OF WAY...BUT I REALLY LIKED THIS PLACE CALLED TUCANDERA. NOTHING SPECIAL BUT GREAT ENVIRONMENT. YOU MEET REALLY REALLY NICE PEOPLE HERE AND THE DUDE JOSE - THE FASTEST SPANISH SPEAKER I HAVE MET,SO FAR.

MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN SAMAIPATA ARE OWNED BY FOREIGNERS.
I VOLUNTEERED AT A ZOO IN SAMAIPATA. NOT A VERY BIG PLACE BUT THE OWNER IS AMAZING. A SWISS WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN STAYING THERE FOR OVER 6 YRS WITH HER 2 SONS AND HER MOM. COULD HAVE NEVER ENOJYED MY TIME IN SAMAIPATA IF I HADN`T MET THIS AMAZING FAMILY.


Posted November 7th, 2009 - 2:44 pm by from Varkala, India (Permalink)
SAMAIPATA IS STILL A VERY VERY VERY SMALL VILLAGE. DIRT STREETS AND A VERY QUIET ENVIRONMENT. YOU CAN SIT IN THE PLAZA AND MAY BE SEE ONLY 2 PEOPLE FOR FEW HOURS. OFF BEAT AND IT SHOULD BE ON YOUR TO DO LIST.