Bolivia Journals

Four Cities in Southern Bolivia

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A travel journal to Bolivia by SeenThat

Selling Sandwiches Photo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia More Photos
Quote: Southern Bolivia is home to varied environments, from the high Andean Plateau in its west, through valleys in its center, to tropical lowlands in its eastern parts. The cities and cultures along this way are not less varied and offer a fascinating view into the Bolivian culture.

Four Cities in Southern Bolivia

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Overview

Selling Sandwiches Photo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
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HighlightsCochabamba: located in a high valley, this city is the best place to sample the Bolivian food; the best dishes are served here in always generous amounts. The most ordered city in the country, it offers also the biggest statue of Christ in the continent.Oruro: one of the main cities in the plateau, Oruro offers a colorful Carnival, hot springs and a pleasant environment; and all that at almost four kilometers above the sea level. Santa Cruz: maybe the most important transport hub in the country, Santa Cruz offers views into nearby Jesuit Missions, tropical fruits and a peculiar version of Bolivian Spanish, in which all the "s" at the end of the...Read More

Cochabamba

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Cristo de la Concordia Photo, Cochabamba, Bolivia
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Cochabamba is different from other Bolivian towns. The center is clean, with trash bins everywhere, the roads are covered with asphalt or in the process of being so, nobody pushes you in the streets and the sidewalks are not infested with hawkers; even the markets are not crowded. In the Bolivian universe, the town is synonym for a perfect climate and excellent food and despite being 2600 meters above the sea level, the area where it is placed is called "The Valleys...Read More

Oruro

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Building by the central square Photo, Oruro, Bolivia
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The small city of Oruro is built around a hill, in a horseshoe shape; despite the flat features of the area, the town is almost four kilometers above the sea level. For a rural Bolivian town, it is well developed, and features an attractive central plaza and several traffic lights. One of the main sights is the railway station, one of the last still operating in Bolivia; trains leave from here to Villazon in the south and ...Read More

Santa Cruz

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Chinese House Photo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
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The small city of Oruro is built around a hill, in a horseshoe shape; despite the flat features of the area, the town is almost four kilometers above the sea level. For a rural Bolivian town, it is well developed, and features an attractive central plaza and several traffic lights. One of the main sights is the railway station, one of the last still operating in Bolivia; trains leave from here to Villazon in the south and ...Read More

Villazon

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Villazon Photo, Villazon, Bolivia
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Borderlines are always exciting places; the meeting between various cultures enhances the specific characteristics of each and tourists from all over can meet. Villazon, at the Bolivian side, and its counterpart, La Quiaca, at the Argentinean part, seat high on the Andean Plateau amidst a barren landscape. The town is built around the railway that arrives two times a week from ...Read More

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