Why you Should Travel to Bolivia
La Paz, at over 12,000 feet, is the highest capital city in the world. Bolivia’s landscape varies from rugged Andean peaks to tropical rainforests in the Amazon Basin. The famous ‘El Chorro’ trail stretches from the snow-capped High Andes through several ecosystems and concludes in the steamy, humid Yungas…it is a once-in-a-lifetime-experience…one where you can witness all that Bolivia has to offer. Property is affordable, too--a 30,000-acre ranch with 11 miles of navigable river costs just $500,000, for example. The food is great quality and rustic. The beautiful colonial cities of Sucre and Potosí are not to be missed. And don't forget to visit Lake Titicaca, in the Andes--the largest lake in South America.
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- Population: 10,461,053
- Capital City: La Paz
- Climate: Varies with altitude, humid and tropical to cold and semi-arid.
- Time Zone: GMT-4
- Language: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
- Country Code: 591
- Coastline: Landlocked
- Location: Central South America, southwest of Brazil
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Location: Central South America, southwest of Brazil. Area: 424,164 square miles (1,098,581 square kilometers). Slightly less than three times the size of Montana. Population: 10,461,053 (July 2013 est.) Capital: La Paz Geography: Landlocked; shares control of Lago Titicaca, world’s highest navigable lake (elevation 12,483 feet), with Peru Climate: Varies with altitude; humid and tropical […]
I’m not a professional photographer, but for over five years now I’ve used stock photography to supplement my income and help cover travel expenses. One of my favorite trips in recent years was to La Paz, Bolivia.
Forget the trek to Machu Picchu, Peru. While the pre-Columbian city is truly a work of art, it is difﬁcult not to feel disappointed after hiking for four days only to ﬁnd a hoard of tourists who got to the top in an hour by train. Instead of following the masses, why not venture off the beaten path and hike Bolivia’s El Choro Trail?
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My friend Martin went to La Paz, Bolivia, for a business conference. While on a mid-morning stroll, he saw an apple vendor sitting on a box, behind a small pile of delicious-looking apples. Martin figured his friends at the conference would enjoy an apple, too, so he told the vendor he’d buy all her apples. She flat-out refused to sell to him. He tried to cajole and otherwise persuade her, to no avail. “Senor, I can’t let you buy all my apples. If I sell out now I won’t have anything to do for the rest of the day.”
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Your own British Colombian island…a $30,000 jungle house…Bolivian ranchland…live under coconut trees