This week I share with you glimpses of one of my favourite countries, Bolivia.
These short, sharp travel posts are designed to provide you with just a morsel, a small taste of a country that you may not have visited. Have you explored any of the countries that I’m sharing? I would love to hear about your experience, so share your comment below.
1. Salar de Uyuni
Bolivia’s expansive salt flats Salar de Uyuni is a destination that tricks the eyes and mind. A surreal landscape fusing the sky with the earth.
If your spine survives the 14-hour bone-shattering road from Trinidad to Rurrenabaque (Rurre) – one of the worse bus rides I have ever experienced – you’re rewarded by living inside a wildlife documentary.
Rurre is the jump point for jungle treks into the remote Amazon’s Madidi National Park, but also the Pampas to hunt for the elusive freshwater pink dolphin, infamous beast-swallowing Anacondas, or fish for the man-eating but tiny piranha fish. Sounds appealing?
Bolivia’s ancient capital Sucre is a delight. Surrounded by soaring mountains and nestled in a valley of just over 2,800 metres above sea level, this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site city emanates charm and peacefulness.
Watch Shamans perform their mystical craft in a colourful market while wandering around the stunning white-washed architecture in the renowned “white city”.
4. Copacabana, Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca’s dry southern shores snuggle Copacabana (Copa) between two hills – Mount Calvario and Mount Niño Calvario.
With expansive shimmering lake waters reflecting on this small town, Copa exudes a breath of tranquillity and respite from the chaos of La Paz. A picturesque small lake town, Copa is famous locally and internationally for religious festivals, hosting numerous fiestas throughout the year.
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