Camiri Travel Blog

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About 50 miles out of Santa Cruz the asphalted road stopped. I think we didn't see aspalt again untill we crossed the border to Chile.  The next two days would mean long travelling hours on the unpaved roads.

We were passing through the area where Che Guevara has spent his final days. The local tourist industry was trying to set up something like a "Che trail". They'd also opened a museum in his honour in Lagunillas. Sure , we wanted to see the museum.  That this whole "Che trail" idea was in a very early stage became clear when even the woman from the tourist office got lost on the way over there.  The museum (it had opened especially for us, normally they're closed on Saturdays) consisted of a couple of cardboard boards hanging down from the ceiling.

On them there were some stories and pictures on the life of Che.  The "souvenir shop" had boards explaining about tourists, probably for the locals. Thay explained how tourists looked and why they'd want to go to Lagunillas. We took more pictures from the tourist-boards than from the museum itself.

Camiri had several restaurants around it's main plaza. Most of them were closed. A chicken restaurant from which you could smell the greasy from the other end of the plaza, and a pizzeria. We opted for a pizza. We were with four people so we ordered 4 pizzas. After a while the waitress came back with four pizza slices.  Well, must have been some misunderstanding. The one slice only made us feel more hungry, so again we ordered 4 pizzas. And again all we got was four slices. One of us, Jose, is fluent in Spanish, so he went to the kitchen to explain we wanted a whole pizza. He ordered only three since we'd eaten two slices by now.  We gave up after the waitress brought us only slices for the third time. I guess for Bolivian standards the pizza was quite expensive and they only eat it as a snack or so.



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