Overview Bolivia

Visiting Bolivia

As a country of contrasts, from the peaks of the Andes to the humidity of the rainforest, it’s little wonder that Bolivia entertains two capitals, La Paz and Sucre. Even more astounding in a land plagued by poverty is the rich history evident in Bolivia’s indigenous people and cultural offerings. As a country of contrasts, from the peaks of the Andes to the humidity of the rainforest, it’s little wonder that Bolivia entertains two capitals, La Paz and Sucre. Even more astounding in a land plagued by poverty is the rich history evident in Bolivia’s indigenous people and cultural offerings.    Close

Stories and Tips Bolivia

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Asia Perfect

Written by SeenThat on 05 Jun, 2011

One of the joys of traveling in Southeast Asia are the night markets. I couldn’t have been happier – meaning while in the Beni – than when I spotted Yucumo’s night market. It was almost an exact replica of such institutions in Asia. A bit…Read More


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Travel Hub

Written by SeenThat on 05 Jun, 2011

Despite all the Global Village talk, internet, Google Earth, IgoUgo and a myriad of new information tools, maps and information on remote routes remain sketchy; especially so information capable of putting all the relevant, but tiny, data bits available within a logical and workable format.…Read More


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This isn’t even Sultana!

Written by SeenThat on 05 Jun, 2011

I had been told San Borja was the Beni’s travel hub. The last tend to be good friends of travelers, thus I have a weakness for them. Since I expect returning to them in future adventures, I pay special attention to details, especially those related…Read More


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On Motaku, Seditas and Coffee

Written by SeenThat on 03 Jun, 2011

"It’s like Coroico, but smaller, less important and deeper in the Amazonian Basin," was what my Bolivian friends told me about Caranavi. With such an introduction, my delaying a visit there was expected. Once there, I found they were very wrong. It isn’t right to…Read More


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On the Beni

Written by SeenThat on 03 Jun, 2011

At the center of South America, what is now Bolivia was a central player in the complex history of this continent. The Inca Empire was born here by the migration of people from the Altiplano to Cusco. Then, the Spaniards transformed Potosi into the richest…Read More


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Interlude: High Altitude Pictures

Written by SeenThat on 26 Apr, 2011

Sometimes, taking great pictures is simple; the location is so amazing that dropping the camera on the floor while ensuring it will shoot on impact is enough to provide breathtaking images. In other occasions, you remember tips on how to take good pictures: you wait…Read More


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Cool the Coffee; Spill the Coke

Written by SeenThat on 05 Apr, 2011

Manners are geographical in nature; while reaching one of the world’s roofs it is only natural to meet some unusual etiquette. Here are some of the most unusual things a traveler may see while exploring Bolivia.Spill the CokeIf spending some time with a group of…Read More


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Chewing Coca

Written by SeenThat on 05 Apr, 2011

If arriving from the Andean Plateau, the first sight of La Paz is unforgettable. The ground drops hundreds of feet, creating a wide amphitheatre surrounding the northern side of Mount Illimani, one of the highest in the Americas. "La Hoyada" (the hole) – as locals…Read More


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The Bolivian Inca Trail

Written by SeenThat on 24 Mar, 2011

The revival of the Aymara - and to some less extent also the Quechua – culture in Bolivia is one of the most fascinating things awaiting the visitor. The most visible aspect – at least from the international angle – was the recent change of…Read More


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Northern, Highland Bolivia: Oruro and La Paz

Written by SeenThat on 24 Mar, 2011

As described in the first entry of this journal, if choosing to make a comprehensive tour of modern Bolivia, then the Trident Approach is recommended. If picking it, then advancing from Cochabamba - the epicenter - to the northwest is the way to explore the…Read More


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