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Mobilitätskonzept Südamerika – Paraguay – Bolivien

In Bolivien oder Paraguay gibt es ein VIEL BESSERES MOBILITÄTSKONZEPT als in Deutschland. (weniger Autos, weniger CO2)

Jesus fährt immer mit - alte Mercedes Busse halten hier weit über eine Million Kilometer
Jesus fährt immer mit – alte Mercedes Busse halten hier weit über eine Million Kilometer

Ausser den reichen Gringos hat so gut wie niemand ein Auto – auch auf dem Land nicht – man fährt mit dem “Kollektivo” – ein (meist alter Mercedes) Bus mit 1.XXX.XXX km auf dem Tacho der wild hupend alle Stunde vor der Haustüre vorbei fährt.

Für 3000 Guarani c.a. 50 Cent kommt man von der Pampa zur nächst größeren Stadt… für 1€ bis Asuncion.

In Bolivien ähnlich… der Bus vor der Haustüre (normale 9-Sitzer-Minibus) fährt alle Stunde vorbei und bringt einen bis zur Hauptstraße.

Von dort aus fahren größere Busse bis in’s Stadt-Zentrum.

Man kann auch jederzeit aussteigen – man muss es dem Fahrer nur sagen.


So sehr ich die Brasilianer mag, in Sao Paulo herrscht das Verkehrschaos… wir haben einen Flug verpasst, weil das Taxi auf dem Weg nach “Guarulhos” 5 (!!!!) Stunden gebraucht hat.


Die Brasilianer der Großstadt sind Autoverrückte. Die Lobby hat ganze Arbeit geleistet.

Vielem Menschen haben ANGST zu FUSS zu gehen.

Aber ganz ehrlich… wenn einen jemand überfallen möchte… dann kann er das auch an der roten Ampel, im Auto machen oder?

Man sieht auch viele T3-Busse welche dort auf Alkohol (Ethanol) umgerüstet fahren.


Ein Reimport nach Deutschland macht leider finanziell keinen Sinn weil die Ethanol-Umrüstung in Deutschland nicht zulässig ist und scheinbar rückgängig gemacht werden müsste.

So stehen die Sao Paulaner im Stau … und fahren sogar die 100m zum nächsten Supermarkt mit dem Auto.

Laufen wäre definitiv schneller gewesen.

Welches dann wieder in die schwer bewachte Garage zurückgefahren wird.

Food, Fruit and Cheese in Southamerica :)

For me i love to travel and discover new foods and fruits.

Thats what i expected: loads of loads of fresh fruits that cost 3€ a piece in Germany… Because it does not grow there (Mangoes).

But you VERY seldom get the smal, yellow very sweet ones.

You can get 12 Bananas for 5 Bolivianos (70EuroCents)


If you tbink there is oy one kind of mango… The genetically modified by Monsato… Than you highly underestimate Nature 🙂


I actually discovered TWO new fruits one in Paraguay and one in Bolivia that i have NEVER eaten before in my whole life.

Paraguay: “Üwahai” = Ugly Fruit, is a yellow 3-5cm diameter fruit that the natives say you should not eat too much or your mouth gets numb… i loved the fruits and kept eating, nothing happened 🙂

Bolivia: They said it is a smal Melon… not really sweat… almost neutral. But juicy 🙂 Strange.

i felt pretty energized by that fruit actually 🙂

I learned from a bolivian Woman (50+ are the one’s that know how to cook traditionally :-p) how to “roast” rice before cooking (crisp).

She also makes a LOVELY snack from Sweet Maiz (Choclo) by roasting the seeds (black textures on the outside) in a Pot while doing a washing-machine like movement. (Like you would do popcorn… But with the piel left on)

I learned from a Brazilian Guy how to properly fry bananas.

🙂 i was feeding on that for WEEKs. So good 🙂 and an effective caramelizing anti-depressant 🙂

(Once we even flamed it with Rum, Cachasa would have done as well)

(If possible take REAL butter… Actually olive oil was also better than expected)

Do not fry more than TWO sliced bananas unless you want smashed bananas… There is not enough space in the pan to turn them.


In Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil the native Cheese… Pretty much looks the same:


Its round, its white and the taste reminds of unsalted mozarella (not much smell or taste)

The Ceso-Paraguay… Which Housewifes of moderate age usually know how to make themselves from normal milk cow.

Of course the type of cow is different from eueopean cows (usually) but you will get one BIG BUCKET of Milk EVERY DAY from only two paraguayan cows.

The Bolivian cheese is a little smaler and like the Paraguayan is usually saur (if they let it sit for too long in the molke or just not super fresh, i do not know about you but i don’t like the saur taste so you will have to combine it with something else to minder that saurness (“popcorn choclo snack” kind of did the job)

This is the Brazil one:


You can really tell that Brazil is a very advanced culture when you compare the quality of the native cheese.

It is a very light and not fat cheese, that you are welcome to add your own flavor to, which like with tofu does not mean an disadvantage.

While the other countries not even try Brazil “copies” european kind of cheese like dutch Gouda (very fat 40% no holes, salty, not much distinctive taste) and Edammer (like 30% fat with holes… Good on Pizza but thats it).


Fazit: Brazil together with Argentina is most advanced in cooking, STAY BRAZIL! Do not try to COPY tooo much – BE YOURSELF 🙂

The best “churasco” madey Cousin in Sao Paulo :-p

Argentinian Asado in Ostinato Hostel was crap. Sorry guys.

Bolivia’s good kitchens i either kind of missed (Cochabamba having the best food!? Haven’t seen it… Probanly loomed at the wrong place)… Generally HIT THE MARKETS!!! mani soup is good (in Sucre) and 5B.

But usually it is Arroz (Rise) with Meat (did not try, i am 99% veggie).

They have two good vegetarian Restaurants (one run by a foreigner) in Sucre: 1. Prem (tested and good… 20B for lunch dish with drink) 2. Condor (missed that one)

Santa Cruz – Jodanga Backpacker Hostel

Right in front of the Busterminal Santa Cruz… hectic alive city…


This is a Mate Mug i bought in Buenos Aires. Bolivians do not drink a lot of Mate as far as i know. Also Coffee… they grow it… but they don’t drink it. Maybe because it is too expensive. (Blame the West!)

You actually can get quiet decent Cappuchino 3-4 Blocks away from the Main Bus Terminal Santa Cruz (walk towards City center, on the left side of the road is a bakery… )


China Restaurant in Santa Cruz… too expensive 😀

Right next to “Park Urbanico”.



This was the collectivo Taxi from Santa Cruz to Samaipata.

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Drugs Found on my Autobus – Corumba to Sao Paulo – Andorinha

… Luckily not on me.

There were like 3x kinds of checks last time we came from Paraguay to Brazil.

Now it was only two… But the first one landed a hit.



It is scary. Just imagine the guy lets one of those shampoos full of cocain slip into YOUR bag!


Why is this police called “DOF” which is nothing nice in Germany?

There was actually a second woman that left the bus RIGHT after the first stop at some Restingpoint… Very suspicious.

Those policemen celebrated the meaning of their life….

Bolivia – Perto Suarez/Quijarro – Corumba – from Santa Cruz to Rio Brazil

BRING SOME CASH (Bolivianos or Real)

My Bus left 11.00 o clock from Santa Cruz company was “23 de Marzo” 100B with full bed seat.

Arrived at 20:00 at Puerto Suarez.

A friendly bolivian taxi-driver brought me to a hotel “Vini” close to Brazilian border.


The private room is 80B without breakfest but they have a Terrass-Restaurant in the first floor. (Almost finished – under construction)

I think
i walked across the border… Taxis won’t cross it!!! (No matzer how much you pay, a Visum for a Bolivian Guy costs 500€)

Right after the border, there is a Brazilian Taxi-Stand happily helping you to the nearby Autobusterminal for 50Real… He also takes bolivianos i think.

GET BUSTICKET TO RIO EARLY (day before you go to hotel) BUS TO RIO WAS FULL!!!

DID not want to stay another night so i took the 16:30 Bus to Sao Paulo… Wasting my time there doing nothing.

It was about 250REAL. (They DO NOT TAKE Bolivianos… It is an Brazil Agency)


For this reason: DRUGS FOUND ON THE BUS!!!

Super beautiful landscapes to my eye passed by while people liked to close their curtains to watch some US violence movie crap (“blood out” “wild card”)




Soil almost as red as Australia :-p






Later i found out this is a NATIONAL PARK I call it “the last Paradise” it is where many indios still have some refuge from industrialization (on Bolivian and Brazilian side):-D

Parque National Historico Santa Cruz La Vieja



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Departmental Protected Areas System

Santa Cruz Historical Park Old


The Historic Santa Cruz La Vieja National Park was created in 1989 by Supreme Decree No. 22140 and by Law No. 3487 dated September 22, 2006 declared a National Heritage granting the rank of National Historical and Archaeological Park.


The area’s administration is currently in charge of the Autonomous Goierno Cruz Departmental Snata through the Protected Areas, in coordination with the Municipal Government of San José de Chiquitos.


The Park is 3 km south of the town of San Jose in the Chiquitos Province, 265 km from the city and has an area of ​​17,080 ha.

The park is part of a proposal to establish a new conservation area called “Block Serranías Chiquitanas and the Concepción Lake Basin”, formed by the foothills of Chiquitos, Santa Cruz Historical Park and Old San Diablo foothills.


The protected area is located in a forest transition zone Cerrado, Chiquitano and Chaco.

This area is part of chiquitano block through which the bi-oceanic highway Santa Cruz – Puerto Suarez. To date, the Departmental Government with international cooperation, relizan efforts to mitigate the impacts of road construction.


The historical value of the area is very significant because this site in the city of Santa Cruz was founded.

The altitudinal range varies from 300 to 600 m.s.n.m. The rugged topography, and the presence of springs and lakes have an excellent opportunity for bird watching.

The fauna is represented by urinas, taitetúces, tapitis, foxes, cappuccino monkeys, tatuces, pejis, pintao agoutis, among others. Among the most common species of plants are the soto, Momoqui, curupaú, yellow trumpet, sujo and others.


The high landscape value, natural resources, cultural and historical heritage and its strategic position (between the Kaa Iya Park and San Matias NIMA), make the area has great tourism potential.

From the Balneario Sutó and the Viewpoints of Montañeta, it is possible to appreciate the natural landscape of the Serrania de San José, tourist site of importance.

Bolivia – Evo Morales la Turbo-Capitalist

This country Bolivia is turbo capitalistic just as USA, Germany used to be and now China is.

I am Sitting on the bus “23 de Marzo” to Brazil and a guy standing next to me yells into a Mikrophon i should buy his fucking vitamin-pills…. I am rather sorry for him having no sustainable lifestyle and gave a little money to the disabled woman that was begging on the bus.

People in need of dineros boarding the bus trying to sell stuff to viajeros…


That is turbo capitalism… People fleeing the Land, giving up their sustainable lifestyles for a short-lived money-driven fucked up life selling bubblegums.

They are playing the pirated movie “Blood Out” which shows people killing each other… Great thats what i need… A little violence, Gore and blood on the screen while beautiful green landscapes with floks of white Cattle encaged by barbwire (a Symbol for our modern and wanna-be-clever way of feeding our civilisation).

I can sum the plot up in 5 words… Violence, Zigaretts, Dollars, Sex, Drugs.


I have Seen them watching horror movies on the street-shops in Uyuni.

Which is disgusting i think.

And probably scaring children to death.

Evo don’t sell your beautiful country with its culture and tradition for a 100$ Or € Or £ Or ¥.

Make it Good for everyone…

Why do you make Jokes about forbidding CocaCola and not doing it?

Why do you forbid McDonnalds but allow Burger King, KFC and Subway? (Just as Bad)

Thats usually not why tourists come to See… Same shit different Country.

Don’t you have tasty traditional bolivian food to sell?

Money is not Left Or Right, it simply buys its way… Which is not always a good way.

Evo seems a democratic puppet just as Obama and Merkel.

Democracy beeing effectively dead, heading for disaster.

But the real people in power you can not vote for.

The Banks… Privatizizing the planet.

Ah! A Sadomaso Sex scene… Thanks for this American Bullshit in our heads.

Happy collapsing!

You are like a Tree destroying your roots!

We already did. And See where we are now? A Nation full of hate, fear and Ignoranz.

The opposite if love is not hate, it is Ignoranz.

And thats what civilisations will die from.

Or a Meteor.

Plant one of the 200 kinds of potatoes still existing in this country instead of planting seeds of hate made in USA into people’s hearts.

It would be Good if we all became Vegetarians!

Because there is SOOOOO MUCH BUSH-AnD-FOREST-LAND Bering burned  down to the ground to get a field… For Gen-Soy Or for Cows.

Not smoke on the water!

Smoke in the rainforest!



Between Trees gras can grow protected from sun and Wind and Erosion… If you want to create deserts keep going.

Evo! Setup Eco Aldeas! Combine the old with the new! Permaculture!!!


I know you are NOT stupid.

Santa Cruz – hichhike to the sand dunes – Las Lomas de Arena

If you are like us… Hate the touristic shit.

Want to do stuff by yourself… And you said “i am not going to pay 120USD for a trip to a place 25km away”

What you need:

Take 2L of water (per Person, it is desert-bush-dr there).

Some food for picnick.

And free OSM navigation (OpenStreetMap) on your phone.

Go to this bus station on the main square plaza 24 de Septiembre.


And take the line 21 which will take you (ultimo) almost to the entry of the park (it’s 10B)



After that just walk to the entrance (i =>tourist info) which is 200m away.

You will have to walk another 1-2h before reaching the dunes.

It is great if you find a local native that can give you a ride (maybe offer a little money like 20B or some fruits as pay)

We were luky… Just as we got to the entrance a guy from la paz gave us a ride on the back of his 4x weel pickup.

Was lovely.

You will really need a true 4x wheel vehicle… Because the sand can get pretty deep.


And this is what you get:


It can pretty stormy there so take sunglases!



Ride back he took us as well 🙂

Ginger’s Paradise . com – a family with 4 kids – living in the jungle since 20 years – between Samaipata and Santa Cruz – short travel report reisebericht review erfahrungsbericht

It is how everyone could and should live if we were serious about saving the planet, staying healthy and having fun while doing it.

Only problem: he (Christopher) started 20 years ago when land was still cheap (i guess about 10x times like 500USD per hectare) in the tropical eastern region of Bolivia.

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Now you pay like 3-4-5-10.000USD per hectare (100m x 100m) and you will need 3x hectares per person to live sustainable without threat of foot-shortage.

What i do not like about his lifestyle is that he charges people 120B for one night (which is almost double compared to Jodanga backpacker hostel in Santa Cruz including pool and breakfast) and goes down 10B for every hour worked.



Which is CAPITALISTIC. (He holds an US passport, but his wife is Bolivian)

A Swizz guy volunteered for work and worked 3 weeks for him… But he still will charge him money which is just stupid.


I keep saying if someone is serious about wanting to save the world and educate people… A true teacher teaches for free, because it is important to him-her that the message spreads.


He is having 4 kids (i know of) they are completely happy … Except would be better to have more friends i guess… I asked him via mail if he wants me to join and set up a community… But i guess 500€ per hectare is not an attractive price for the capitalist.