The Pantanal (part 1)
Trip Start May 10, 2010
71Trip End Apr 20, 2011
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A night train, carrying the unfortunate nickname Death Train (refering to the time when the train was used to transport bodies after a yellow fever epidemic), will bring me right to the border with Brazil and into one of the world's great wildlife preserves.
A quick look at the other passengers on the train should have given it away, except from Brazilians on their way through there are not many tourists in Quijarro. Tourist infrastructure is equally developed - read: nonexistent
Bolivia has proven to be far away of my perception (Bolivia is more than altiplano) and has been a fantastic experience from the beginning till the end. Nevertheless the high levels of corruption, the condoning of child labour (Potosí mines as one of the most flagrant examples) and crazy bus rides, Bolivia joins Colombia on the favourite list.