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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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Middle-aged Cholitas climb Mount Illimani

A group of middle-aged cholitas reached the 6,438 m summit of Mount Illimani last week, creating a storm on social media and attracting the attention of the international press. Most of the indigenous Aymara women, aged in their 40’s and 50’s, work as cooks … 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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New Years Eve in Samaipata

New Years Eve is celebrated differently depending on where you are in the country. In the highlands, it tends to be a lot more of a family affair, where relatives get to together in their homes to enjoy a few … 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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The Journey to La Paz

After a bus from Canberra to Sydney, a flight with a short wait in Fiji, another flight to Los Angeles, eight hours walking around in circles in LAX, another flight to Fort Lauderdale, a 12 hour wait in the low-cost … Continue reading

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