Goodbye Bolivia, so long and thanks for all the Aranjuez

So this is it, my last Bolivian blog. We’ve been in Bolivia or travelling around South and Central America for the last fourteen months…apparently all good things do come to an end, even if you don’t want them to. It has been an amazing year and I’m grateful we’ve had the opportunity to spend time in such a wonderful country and travel through this incredible region.

We’re very sad to be leaving warm and welcoming Bolivia, leaving our new friendships and new associations behind, for the time being; but we have to return to London. Dreary old London. It will be lovely to see our families and friends again, but that doesn’t lesson the sadness we feel…even though we know we’ll be back one day.

Our hearts will remain in Latin America even if our minds have to return to reality in London…

A heart in the Atacama Desert, Chile
A heart in the Atacama Desert, Chile

11 thoughts on “Goodbye Bolivia, so long and thanks for all the Aranjuez

  1. Somehow I get the feeling that you could make a trip across the Dales seem like an adventure. 🙂 Please keep blogging Paul!

    1. I’m heading to that part of the country soon, so we’ll see if it can be made interesting!! It all depends on the weather…

      1. I’m overjoyed!!

  2. Sorry to see you go, but can’t wait for your return to Latin America! It’s been a pleasure following your travels and adventures

  3. What an amazing adventure you’ve had! Thanks for sharing! I am now inspired to visit South America, a place I’ve never been… Although I’d be thrilled to go to London, too! So much history… I’ve been once but it was many years ago… Have a safe trip!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you. I hope you do visit South America, such a beautiful part of the world…and if you need any tips next time you’re in London just ask. Not sure whether to continue the blog or not, I’ll maybe give it a few days reflection. All the best, P

  4. I have thoroughly enjoyed following your blog, enjoyed having an insight into the places and people you have come across on your travels, been introduced to a very interesting country. My brief visit to Bolivia was only a glimpse into what you have been apart of but which I will remember with fondness. Thankyou.

  5. What I wanted to ask… did you get to check out that Gustu in La Paz? Part of me is tempted to go because this is the only chance I get to dine in a restaurant like this and pay a price I can still afford if you think of it as “once in a lifetime”. But the other part prefers to leave the table with a filled up stomach, even if that means to sacrifice the higher level of culinary experience.

    1. We did go, with two friends, and had the 15 course taster menu. 15 courses of Bolivian inspired food accompanied by 13 Bolivian drinks (wine, beer and singani). It was expensive, but it was worth every Boliviano…and we definitely didn’t leave hungry. It was a really nice experience, the food was excellent, the staff were a lot of fun and the restaurant is all northern European chic. There is an a la carte menu as well, but we were determined to have the full taster menu. I can still taste the slightly brazed llama!

      1. How much was it? I guess I can only afford the 5 course one without the drinks. 🙂

        1. It was a whopping 900bs per person, without service. We justified it because it was something really nice to do before we left, but it is pricey! The food was very good.

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