Cochabamba

What is Cochabamba known for?


people selling

on Tuesday with a lot of indigenous people selling animals) * Visit nearby Tarata, nice picturesque town that can make an easy day trip * Visit nearby Quillacollo for it's Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña (August 15) Volunteer *


local family

, particularly cabs, late at night. Stay alert if one stops right in front of you. Cross the street! * When getting into a cab late at night, it is best to call a radio taxi which you can get from friends, a local family, or the hostal you are staying at. If you cannot call a radio movil to pick you up, make sure to take a taxi with a company name on the side and remember that company in case anything happens so that you can report it to them. It is best to ask a hotel, restaurant, bar, or discoteca to call a taxi for you. * On the stairs of the hill "Cerro de San Pedro" have been robberies, some during the day. Take a taxi or the teleferico (cable cars) to the top. * If you are approached by '''plain-clothed''' police officers, don't show any valuables or your passport. Certainly, don't get in a taxi with them as it is a trap. Undercover police are strictly ordered not to hassle tourists. There have been several cases of muggings and things going missing from bags or luggage after "drug searches". Insist on being taken to the police station before giving them access to your things. If you can, call the 110, which is the Bolivian number for emergencies. Take care: an Austrian couple was found murdered in 2006 after following false police into a taxi. A recent twist in the above scam is the involvement of accomplices where they try to befriend you on a bus or a street and when the 'plain clothes' policeman approaches the accomplice claims that the same thing happened to them and that you should cooperate with them. This is a trap and the same scam as described above. (Tried on me 1st march 2012, 3 blocks from the main square, 6AM) * It is recommended to avoid walking the streets even near the main square before banks are open and the police appears on the street. Connect * If you have an unlocked phone, you can purchase an inexpensive SIM card from the three major telecoms, Tigo, Viva, Entel and top up as needed. All of have pre-paid data plans. * The '''Punto Entel''' on the southeast corner of Heroinas and Ayacucho is probably the neatest and best equipped '''internet''' spot. The going rate is 2-3 Bs an hour. * '''Calls''' to landlines in Europe and North America can be had as low as 0,50 Bs a minute. Shop around! * The internet callshop at Av. Heroinas E0151 (Near the corner of Ayacucho) is good for '''Skype'''. Cope *


large buildings

middle and large buildings under construction by 2012. An annual mild climate, abundant greenery, mountain vistas, and a progressive local economy are factors that have contributed to the city's appeal for Bolivian nationals, expatriates and foreigners alike. Historic and affluent neighbourhoods such as Cala Cala, El Mirador, and Lomas de Aranjuez showcase some of the city's most distinguished residences. *Queru Queru - North *La Recoleta - North *Cala Cala - North *Lomas de Aranjuez - North *El


previous campaign

with an army of 2,500 men, to prepare an attack on Upper Peru. Goyeneche moved to Oruro (Oruro, Bolivia) and resigned, being replaced by Joaquín de la Pezuela. Belgrano administrated the zone and tried to revert the bad impression left by the previous campaign of Juan José Castelli. Luna, p. 95 Belgrano initiated good relations with the natives as well. Belgrano's plan was to attack the royalists from the front and the sides, with the aid of the armies


world power


paintings depicting

for a personal, though watch out for overcharging. * *


main radio


red religious

: www.televisionboliviana.tv.bo Canal 7: TVB (Channel of the State) * Canal 9: Red Uno de Bolivia (national) * Canal 11: TVU (Televisión Universitaria) (local) * Canal 13: Red Unitel (Unitel Bolivia) (national) * Canal 15: Cristo viene la Red (Religious Channel) * Canal 18: Radio Televisión Popular (RTP) (national) * Canal 20 - Piñami de Comunicaciones (provincial


radical approach

of his long-held socialist ideals to practice and joined the Katarist "Ponchos Rojos", a series of experimental, Marxist-inspired native communities in northwestern Bolivia. When this attempt at grass-roots politics failed to come to fruition, García Linera opted for a more radical approach. Alongside Felipe Quispe, he organized and worked in the insurgent Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army. After being caught destroying electrical distribution towers in rural La Paz, he


team making

in the 1983 film, ''Scarface (Scarface (1983 film))''. Powerful drug lord Alejandro Sosa resided there, governed large coca plantations and owned cocaine labs where upon further refining, would be shipped to Tony Montana in Florida. * Cochabamba is the setting of the 2010 movie ''También la lluvia (También la Lluvia)'' (''Even the rain''), which takes place during the water war of 2000. It depicts a team making a movie about the colonization of Latin America, when the protests against

Cochabamba

'''Cochabamba''' is a city in central Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the Andes mountain range. It is the capital (Capital (political)) of the Cochabamba Department and is the fourth largest city in Bolivia (list of cities in Bolivia) with approximate population of 1.938.401. (http: www.ine.gob.bo pdf boletin NP_2013_2.pdf) The name derives from a compound of the Quechua (Quechua languages) words ''qucha'', meaning "lake", and ''pampa'', "open plain". Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha pdf Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as ''Cochalas''. Cochabamba is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" and "The Garden City" due to its spring-like temperatures year round. It is also known as "La Llajta", "town" in Quechua.

The city is host to the first World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.

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