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Bolivia Travel – Dealing with Altitude Sickness

By far the most incredible place I have every been – Southwestern Bolivia. I know, I know… that’s a pretty big statement, but it is true. This Mars like desert landscape is simply unbelievable. My boyfriend and I did a 4-day tour of the area and had literally almost a thousand pictures by the end […]

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Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Photo Tour

The most popular multi-day tour available for visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats is driving a 4×4 between Tupiza and Uyuni, Bolivia. This photo essay will take you through our 4-day tour beginning in Southwest Bolivia and ending with a sunrise over the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. Tupiza to Salar […]

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Indigenous Weaving Art In Sucre Bolivia

On our second day in Sucre we visited the Museo de Arte Indigena or Museum of Indigenous Art.  The museum is part of a project to revive hand-woven crafts of Bolivia.  The exhibition provides a historical time line of the Candelaria, Potolo and Tarabuco styles of weaving.  There are ancient and current tools on display […]

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F´d Up Economics of Tourism in Uyuni Bolivia

I think it was during the first days of our trip.  We were in Guatemala having a conversation with Andy and Paulina, another traveling couple from England, when we first heard that the Uyuni Salt Flat Tour was amazing.  Bolivia was definitely in our plans but we try not to have an itinerary more than […]

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Hiking With Condortrekkers In Sucre Bolivia

We joined a 3-day trek with Condortrekkers, a non-profit tour company based out of Sucre, Bolivia.  Our tour included walking on an Inca Trail, visiting the crater town of Maragua and seeing ancient fossilized dinosaur footprints. On day one we took a microbus from Sucre to a nearby small town where our group of 7 […]

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Ethics of Tourism: Mines of Potosi Bolivia

When I first heard that in Potosi there are organized tours allowing visitors to see how miners work, my first reaction was “Why?  What do tourists do there, take pictures?” At first thought, to be very honest, I was sickened that people do this.  Imagine a group of gringos who are dressed in protective clothing, […]

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