Bolivia - Poor, High and Breathtaking.


by Kay Wiegand , 2011

I travelled through some countries in South America in autumn and winter 2011, and this also included a trip to Bolivia.

Bolivia is a beautiful and geographically diverse country. It’s the hemisphere’s highest, most isolated, most rugged nation and although still the poorest country in South America. Sometimes it's a real adventure to discover Bolivia.

You'll come across protests, demonstrations and roadblocks because the crime rate, as in many South American countries, is pretty high. So it's good to take care, but it's still no reason to be scared, you'll just have to experience this multicultural society to its fullest.

Bolivia has an enormous natural wealth. The variety and the quantity of flora and fauna blew my mind away. Amazing mountains and the height of the Andes are a guaranteed unique nature adventure.

My favorite places during the trip were the Lake Titicaca, Salar de Uyuni and the lagoons in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Reserve. Also pretty breathtaking is to discover the cities La Paz, Sucre and Potosi, where you'll learn everything about the Bolivian coca leafs, cocaine industry and the resulting effects on people...

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