Friday, April 01, 2011

Relaxing in Cochabamba

After two days above 3700m/12000ft, we decided to go down to Cochabamba (2600m/8500ft) to decompress before approaching La Paz. The first three hours out of Oruro were above the tree line, mostly above 4000m, with a high pass at 4500m. I did not feel so hot when we arrived in Cochabamba.

Other than the bigger-than-Rio Cristo, Cochabamba is not known for its tourist attractions. Instead, because of its climate, it is known as the bread basket of the country. We spent much time wondering through the markets and eating. For $2.15US, the vegetarian lunches come with all-you-can-eat salad bar. We switched to the $1.50US fixed meal at the market, which I could barely finish. However what we ate the most was ice-cream. Everyday we got at least one 1/4Kg (~1 pint) bowl of four flavors; something we would never dream of doing at home!

The segundo at Tulasi Vegetarian Restaurant (Av. Heroinas E-262).
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Salad at Gopal Vegetarian Restaurant.
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Comdia Vegetariana in Mercado La Pampa in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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The segundo at Comida Vegetariana.
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The ensalada at Comida Vegetariana.P1190249

Crystal's ice cream (on Av. Heriones).
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More food from Crystal:

Dessert - Crystal Restaurant - Cochabamba, Bolivia

Crystal Restaurant - Cochabamba, Bolivia



3 comments:

Susan in Florida said...

Earl saw the food and was wondering if we could have occasional photos of beers. I LOVE the blog. Thanks for doing it so we can follow your travels.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I get hungry looking at those pictures.

john said...

The food is very good in Bolivia; the beer, not so good, thus no photos. Maybe in Peru!