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Bolivia Itinerary – Issues to do in Bolivia


Bolivia Itinerary - Places to see in Bolivia (Podcast)

Hear about an itinerary for journey to Bolivia because the Novice Traveler talks to Jayne Expensive from The Solely Method is Not Essex about her latest journey to this landlocked South American nation.

Jayne says, you “ought to go to Bolivia as a result of it’s a really numerous nation. It has the biggest salt flats on the planet. Uyuni, which I visited, and I did that on a three-day tour. Additionally, go as a result of it’s an effective way of getting a price range journey to the Amazon. It’s a really numerous nation. I believe it’s the twenty seventh largest nation on the planet. There’s a dry forest in addition to the rainforest.”

“There are deserts within the South. There are unimaginable deserts. I significantly loved the Salvador Dali Desert. The planes and the mountains, it’s completely lovely and volcanoes. It has plenty of coloured lagoons. They’ve spectacular backdrops of traditional cone volcanoes and wonderful wildlife. A few of them are completely lined in flamingos.”

Jayne begins us within the south with a 3-day tour of the Uyuni salt flats. She went within the wet season when the salt flats had been lined with a skinny layer of water. If you’re there within the dry season, you will note salt buildings as a substitute of reflections. Additionally, you will be capable to journey out to Cactus island. Jayne stayed in a salt resort and ate in salt eating places the place the constructing and far of the furnishings is manufactured from salt. From there, she went to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Nationwide Reserve, which is thought for its multi-color lagoons, volcanoes, sizzling springs, geysers, and flamingos.

She visited the colonial metropolis of Potosí, the place the unique Spanish mint is now a historical past museum. You may go to a working silver mine within the area as Jayne did. The historic heart of the town is a UNESCO World Heritage web site.

The attractive white metropolis of Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia. Sucre is one other UNESCO web site. Jayne recommends the Home of Liberty Museum, which is the previous church the place the nation’s declaration of independence was signed in 1825.

The capital metropolis of La Paz is a wonderful, if chaotic, metropolis that’s surrounded by the excessive mountains of the Altiplano. The town is at greater than 2 miles in altitude. The town is crisscrossed by a system of gondolas referred to as Mi Teleférico. From the gondolas, you possibly can keep away from metropolis site visitors and get nice views of the colourful neighborhoods. Jayne recommends a go to to the witch’s market, the place you possibly can choose up a llama fetus to take residence. 

Not removed from La Paz is the pre-Columbian web site of Tiwanaku, which is yet one more UNESCO web site. This vital web site is considered greater than 2000 years previous. 

Earlier than leaving Bolivia, Jayne visited Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol. 

Study why Bolivia was definitely worth the look forward to Jayne and why it must be in your South America itinerary.



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Present Notes

The Solely Method is Not Essex
Salar de Uyuni
Salvador Dalí Desert
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Nationwide Reserve
Mine Tour
Nationwide Mint of Bolivia (Home of Coin)
Home of Liberty Museum
Museo de la Recoleta
La Paz
Mi Teleférico
The Witches’ Market
Bowler Hats and The Cholas of Bolivia – Claudia Looi
Copacabana, Bolivia
Isla del Sol
Demise Highway Excursions


On final week’s present on Journey to Thessaloniki, Greece – Episode 820 our visitor despatched these corrections:

The well-known artefact – the golden larnax (the right title of “the field” I point out) and the golden grave crown from the Macedonian Tomb of Philip II, the daddy of Alexander the Nice–at the moment are positioned on-site within the Archaeological Museum of Vergina and never within the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

The alternate of populations occurred in 1922 –I don’t know why I stated 1921, as this a really well-known reality to me and all Greeks!

I apologize for these inaccuracies!

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