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Copacabana, Bolivia

It´s time to leave Puno, and Peru. We hop on a bus to Copacabana, just on the other side of the Peru-Bolivia border. Once we get there we learn there is a change in policy to Americans entering Bolivia. The border guards politely ask for a $135 visa application fee and I politely decline. Note that other nationalities do not require this.

So what to do....we work something out with the border guards where we officially re-enter Peru and then cross into Bolivia with an ¨entrance fee¨ of $20 per head. Now ¨bribe¨ is an ugly word, but we did not get a receipt for this, nor did they stamp our passports.

We finally make it to Copacabana which is a remarkably lovely town on the south end of Lake Titicaca.

permalink written by  paco on October 20, 2009 from Copacabana, Bolivia
from the travel blog: High-Altitude Peru
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