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At the Copa... Copacabana (Bolivia)

So on our last day in La Paz we all woke up with really sore heads… but totally worth it! The night before was a last hoorah with our English buddies who were headed up to Rurranabaque for a jungle adventure while JJ, myself, our Sydney buddies and our Perth buddies were making tracks to Lake Titicaca – the highest lake in the world – destination Copacabana. 3,571 more words

The Guano Economy

When Peru finally won its independence from Spain in the 1820s, there was no short quick route to prosperity. Much of South America’s economy was primarily agricultural, based on large haciendas, many of which had just changed hands from Spanish loyalists to officers of the revolution. 415 more words


Is Bolivia's Evo Morales a shoo-in for a third term?

Q: Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading in voter intention with 52 percent of voters saying they would vote for him ahead of the country’s presidential election on Oct. 645 more words


Los Imperdonables

Here’s a wonderful video form Amapola Media Studio.

“Developed in La Paz, Bolivia. Unforgiven, 50 places in La Paz you can not miss. Landscapes, typical food, extreme sports, nightlife, its people and its culture. 99 more words


Carcel de San Pedro: South America’s Most Notorious Prison

“Women and children live in the prison with the inmates and the best “sugar” is produced from San Pedro.”


I was shocked. Hint: “sugar” is cocaine. 440 more words


Hemp Seed-Eating Village in China Holds Oldest, Healthiest People in the World

While there is a man in Bolivia said to be the oldest living person in the world, at 123 years of age, a village in China is boasting ages far older than the global average, and few suffer from any health problems. 434 more words


La Paz in Two Parts

Part 1: The City of La Paz
I’d heard mixed opinions on La Paz. Now having been there, I hate to admit I am on the not positive side. 826 more words