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Huayna Potosi - Bolivia

Huayna Potosi is  6088m mountain in the Cordillera Real, close to La Paz. It’s highly recommended that you go with a guide, especially if your experience on glaciers is as non-existent as mine was. 718 more words


The witches of La Paz

Lucia didn’t look like a witch: early 20s, puppy fat, bored expression, tiny bowler hat. As I walked into her shop, ducking under a clutch of shrivelled llama foetuses dangling from the ceiling, her cell phone rang to the tune Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”. 231 more words


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 international interest. Most of the Aymara indigenous women, aged in their 40’s and 50’s, work as cooks for their mountaineer guide husbands. 269 more words

La Paz - Bolivia

La Paz is just a few hours on the bus away from Copacabana, and the journey involves crossing Lake Titicaca, using a combination of a wooden raft for the bus, and small passenger ferries. 489 more words


Into the jungle, an overland journey from La Paz to Rurrenabaque

There are two practical ways to get from La Paz to Rurrenabaque in the jungle. You can fly which takes about 40 minutes or, if you’re crazy, you can take a bus which takes about 20 hours depending on the weather. 897 more words


Hopping to Bolivia with Bolivia Hop

Reading many travel blogs, guides and advice I was nervous about crossing the border from Peru into Bolivia by bus (my first bus border crossing) but the process couldn’t have been easier or more enjoyable than with Bolivia Hop (www.boliviahop.com). 712 more words


Managing Expectations (Part 2)

I have always been fascinated by human behavior and how people respond to the many types of life events we experience while living our lives. It is the end of month three on Remote Year 2 and some people have been challenged in ways they did not expect or hope to encounter. 2,298 more words

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