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Leaving La Paz, Vindaloo´s and a Bus Ride to Sucre, Bolivia 2009

Date of entry: July 8, 2009

Vindaloo and the hot ride to Sucre…


There is a famous restaurant in La Paz called “The Star of India”, where you can famously have La Paz´s hottest dish.

Now I only have 5 minutes before I need to shoot. So the time is 11.37 am on Wed 8th July, and I am in Sucre, 12 hours in a bus away from La Paz. I had the most horrendous bus 🚍 ride down for a few reasons….

1)          This curry that I did not get through is like no Indian curry at all. It’s just laced with Peppers 🌶️ and is designed especially to destroy you intestinal tract, give you an ulcer and of course the most tremendous bowel movements.

2)          Being on the bus only 4 hours after finishing this meal, a bus with no bathroom 🚽🚫, was one of the most harrowing experiences of my life…When we did finally reach a bathroom stop (all the way at 1 am having got on the bus at 7.30pm)….let’s just say I cleared the area of its occupants..

3)          The bus was freezing ❄️…even with ALL my clothes on…! Anyway, this vindaloo did not taste like good Indian food, it was made by Turks and Englishmen, they spoke no Hindi and I would not go back there again…as I was there hanging out with Steve the birdman (I need to update you about him actually…)

Now, having survived my day and night in La Paz (in which two girls I had dinner with done a runner on me when waiting for me to have breakfast the next morning, and one of them lost their purse), I am now in Sucre.

I am doing a homestay and 5 days of Spanish to see how far I can progress. My spanish is OK now, very basic and is needing a lot of work.

Will update more soon.

Much love 💗,


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