Trip Start Oct 01, 2009
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I ventured on the second evening to a little jazz bar with some dudes in the plaza. There was some cool music and even cooler prices for the drink. It is cheap here!!!! Most days I have just been relxing here and not doing anything but updating the blog.
On the third day I decided to do something, and although I wanted to go to a place called inti Wara Yassi which is an animal sanctury, well 3 to be precise, I decided against it as it is too much time and I wanted to see Samaipata. This is a little place 2.5 hours from Santa Cruz and has nothing. It has cascadas.......which you need to get to about 1.5 hours more, CheŽs place of death - 2.5 hours more........what is the point of me coming here. Lonely Planet does not tell you this - just that you can visit it from there!!!! Right I will stop before this is not longer a travel blog yet a rant!!!!! Samaipata was not so bad, there are ruins which are nice and a small waterfall called El Fuerte. To get there you need to take a taxi for 30 Bolivianos, which is around 3 quid. My first ride was with a crazy driver, Mum and kid in the front (who was being sick from the driving), me in the back seat with a chunky guy and a youngen reading his book........Ah at this point I just want to interupt and say that here they call me Joven, WHICH MEANS YOUNG, and I love it. ......they chunky guy was talking to me then using me as a pillow while testing the new fashion of epilleptic dancing (otherwise known as Myoclonus), every 15 or so seconds. The other guy was not very talkative and i had no reading material..........I thought this journey was to be the strangest one that I would have to face, and although it probably was, I had worse. On the Return the guy was just as bad a driver but this time the kid, completely different one, was in the back of a type espace car. I was right by the door and 40 mins into the journey my sweater become a unique fashion garment designed by the littleŽn himself! All washed later on that night I went to bed and hoped nothing similar would happen again.
Knowing that I was off in the morning, I wanted to see the 2 Toucans that are in the hostel. One I picked up and had a photo then he started to fall and literally pooped himself down a new and improved t-shirt!!!! I think I may have a curse in Santa Cruz so I finish here, my bus is in an hour!!
P.S. I have had my haircut, It was a great feeling.