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El Camino De La Muerte...Death Road. (Pic heavy)

Posted by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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  I grew up in Bolivia and have traveled on this road.The view is amazing and scary.Enjoy.

 The North Yungas Roadalso known as El Camino de la Muerte (Spanish for "Road of Death"), is a 43 mile road that leads from La Paz to Coroico, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia. 



Thought for the day :


 Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. We are flexible that way.

by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Mommy2BeAmy
by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Omggggg
My feet have tingles
Lol
brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:10 AM

brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM

brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:13 AM

In many places, the road is too small. There is only one lane.  As a result, when the vehicle going down comes across a vehicle coming up, it has to BACK UP to the passing area to allow the climbing vehicle to proceed.  It is very dangerous to back up.  Cars and trucks have actually fallen while trying to back up because there is so little room for error!

It is then much better to be on the left hand side of the road and lean outside the window to check where your wheels are: less than 50 cms away (a mere 20 inches!!!) from the road's edge!  Needless to say that you do not open the left door unless you want to risk falling down a few hundred meters.

brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM

 LINK. 

 Just in case someone wants to read about it.

Big_Momma_X02
by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Yikes that is a scary looking road!

brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Yes,it is.Very scary watching cars/trucks/busses trying to pass each other.

Quoting Big_Momma_X02:

Yikes that is a scary looking road!


Butterfly1108
by Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

This is very interesting thanks for sharing.

Why doesn't anyone try to fix this or some how try to widen the road and put some kind of rail...this gives me the creeps...but nice pics from the view of the pics.

alli1204
by Silver Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM
F THAT ROAD!!!!!
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