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A travel journal to Trinidad by SeenThat

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Quote: Standing on a very thin Amazonian park constructed atop sewage and surrounded by a mighty river, I was searching for mineral water; instead, I found something else…

Chope Hotel

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Hotel | "It gets cold at night!"

Chope Hotel Photo, Trinidad, Bolivia
Quote:
I had arrived at Trinidad almost 24 hours after having left La Paz. Most of this time had been spent within a crowded and noisy bus, trying to survive the Death Road and Amazonian towns. Despite the excitement of seeing Trinidad for the first time, my priority was finding a hotel.The structure of Chope Hotel caught my attention as soon as I stood on Trinidad’s soft ground. Next...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 6, 2011

Chope Hotel
Av. Romulo Mendoza Between Viador Pinto And Julio Cespedes
Trinidad, Bolivia

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Bridge over Troubled Lettuces Photo, Trinidad, Bolivia
Quote:
The bus trip had been exceptional in several ways. The most unusual thing had been its relative silence: neither music nor movies had been played. Ignoring the chit chat of the passengers was easy, thus I was free to concentrate. Most of the trip I imagined I was traveling through a still unexplored part of inland Southeast Asia, the similarity between the landscapes was striking. Once in Trinidad, one look at the Chope Hotel convinced me to keep the pleasant illusion going. I stopped listen...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 7, 2011

Fatima Market (Mercado Fatima)

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Attraction | "Swamp's Mineral Water"

Fatima Market (Mercado Fatima) Photo, Trinidad, Bolivia
Quote:
The setup was strikingly similar to the one of Vientiane, though the elegant structures and grace of the last were missing. This was also a smaller terminus, to the extent of featuring a built-in food market. Both occupied a premium spot in the downtown area, a few blocks from the central plaza and a soccer stadium. The last obviously didn’t belong to Vientiane, but after all Trinidad was at the very center of South America. Booths ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 7, 2011

Fatima Market (Mercado Fatima)
Mendoza Corner Saucedo
Trinidad, Bolivia

Mercado Central

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Attraction | "Masaco con Bife"

Mercado Central Photo, Trinidad, Bolivia
Quote:
Near Trinidad’s central plaza, the Mercado Central occupied less than a block. These being especially small in Trinidad, meant the entire market was smaller than the size of a food plaza in an average shopping mall. This was surprisingly small; moreover, the market was clearly designed as a food plaza; few non-food items were available. My first impression was that it was orderly and relatively uncluttered. Markets in La Paz are much more crowded and chaotic. I could walk comfortably between the benches of adjacent shops, though barely so.Silent denizens devoured loaded plates. "If this i...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 7, 2011

Mercado Central
South of the Central Plaza
Trinidad, Bolivia

Central Plaza

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Attraction | "Emerging Truth"

Central Plaza Photo, Trinidad, Bolivia
Quote:
Images can transfer powerful messages. Some of them are worth a thousand words; others, a million. Sometimes they can be used when words can’t. Governments are reluctant towards open criticism; yet, information cannot be censored forever. One way or other, it breaks free. These were my first thoughts while watching at the incredible scene.I had arrived at Trinidad’s central plaza from a random direction, having delayed what I was expecting to be a fastidious view of yet another colonial plaza. Soon, I was standing at its center looking at an unusual fountain. Its motifs were native: local warriors, birds from the rainforest and bufeo dolphins oddly standing among the warriors. Bufeo is the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 7, 2011

Central Plaza
Plaza Central
Trinidad, Bolivia

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