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Bolivia: Home of Aymara, Quechua, Pachamama, thin air and vertical streets.

I’m here!  Today marks one week in La Paz.  I was off to a shaky start. According to Google, La Paz airport is the worlds highest airport situated at 13,617 ft.   273 more words


On a mission to document torture

Across the globe there are many human rights defenders and organisations whose work has made an enormous difference to the fight against torture – yet we know very little about them and what they do. 596 more words


A hectic few days! Arriving in Bolivia

Originally we were supposed to have about a week in La Paz for orientation and to get acclimatized to the altitude before heading to Sucre.  But plans change, and after… 1,720 more words


5 reasons why Bolivia is the most interesting country I've visited

Ah Bolivia… home to some of South America’s most incredible panoramas and, of course, the famous Salar de Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat). This is a country with no shortage of natural beauty, historic tales, nor interesting customs and yet for many travellers I’ve encountered, it simply existed as a destination on their trip because they were visiting Peru or they wanted to see the salt flats (and take a cool photo). 933 more words



As I made my way up the stairs of the ‘floating bar’ in other words, a coke den with no residential address, my all-consuming thought was ‘I wonder if I will make it through this alive?’

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Bolivia 1: First Impressions

So after having been in Bolivia for a week now, I figured it was time to share my first impressions with you.


Friday the 9th of September 2016 before noon I arrived at el Alto international airport in La Paz. 1,474 more words


Bolivia: Top 9 insights in 2 days

  1. The streets of Sopocachi (neighborhood in La Paz) are cleaner than those of Mumbai (they are cobble-stoned!), steeper & narrower than San Francisco & more chaotic than busy neighborhoods of both cities.
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