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Sailing the High Seas in a Boat Made of Reeds

Archaeological researches and historians alike have long held the belief that ancient South American civilizations may have sailed across the Pacific to settle in Polynesia and beyond. The continent’s pre-Columbian inhabitants were known for their expert boat crafting skills and nautical prowess despite having … Continue reading

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The Death Road

Hurtling down The Death Road on a mountain bike has become a bucket-list item for international thrill-seeking adventurers, with hordes of tourists descending the 60 km road in Bolivia’s subtropical South Yungas region every day. Above of else, the tour has become … Continue reading

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Salar de Uyuni and the South Western Circuit

The Salar de Uyuni is without a doubt Bolivia’s premier tourist attraction. Visited by hundreds of tourists from around the world each day, the world famous salt flats are a spectacular sight to behold. This surreal, alienesque landscape features in countless travel blogs, … Continue reading

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Carnival in Oruro

Bolivian’s love a good entrada (parade). In fact, in La Paz there are more entradas than days of the year. None, however, are comparable Bolivia’s craziest event: The Carnival of Oruro. The countries biggest and most spectacular carnival parade brings … Continue reading

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Alasitas – The Festival of Abundance

Alasitas is a month long festival beginning on the 24th of January in La Paz which is celebrated by indigenous Aymara to pay homage to Ekeko, the god of abundance. Throughout the festival, the Aymara buy an assortment of miniature models which … Continue reading

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Bus Safety in Bolivia

Bolivia’s road safety record is appalling. The country of 10 million people has only about 500,000 cars, yet around 40,000 traffic accidents are recorded every year. Over 3,000 people died between 2008 and 2012, an average of more than one per day … Continue reading

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Air Safety in Bolivia

Bolivia’s air safety record isn’t as bad as one might think. The country has only seen three fatal crashes in the last six years with a total death toll of 19, which is partly thanks to its small scale aviation industry that … Continue reading

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