Reunited in Coroico
Trip Start Feb 23, 2008
43Trip End Jul 04, 2008
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The reason we went to Coroico was to try and book a jungle tour to the north of Bolivia. But unlike both of our guide books say, there was not a travel agent in town. We ended up meeting up with a couple from Canada, Paige and Charlie, and booking a tour with them through a La Paz tour agent. We had a day to kill there, so we did a hike to a waterfall and a viewpoint
The next day, the 4 of us, and a middle aged Belgian couple, got into a 4x4 jeep and took off on the tour. The driver was a 16yr nut case. All of our fingers were sore from gripping the safety handles. He was passing cars, going up hill, on the edge of a cliff. Also he was driving so closely behind trucks that our field of vision was completely lost in dust and then he would try and pass. We almost got in so many accidents. The 4 of us were panicked, but the Belgian couple seemed fine! Maybe it was because they didnīt really know english, but just at one point did she say to us "the second part of death road, right."
After 2 hours of that, which felt like 20, we unded up joining a group of 11 other people in a small local lunch spot. From there our group became 15 for the next 3 days.