The Guide to Biking the Death Road, Bolivia | A Map to Anywhere

The Guide to Biking the Death Road, Bolivia

August 12, 2019 3 min read

Don’t worry, she was okay!  She was one of two people who crashed today on the Death Road of Bolivia.  It’s seriously, it’s much steeper than it looks. Biking the Death Road of Bolivia What it is: a 64 km bike ride downhill through the Andes Cost: $65 One of the main attractions in La…

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The Guide to Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca | A Map to Anywhere

The Guide to Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca

August 06, 2019 5 min read

Here’s what it’s like hiking Isla del Sol in a day! No heat, no electricity and a hailstorm. Welcome to Isla del Sol! Getting In I arrived on the shores of Lake Titicaca after a 3-hour bus ride from La Paz, Bolivia (for updated bus info, 2018, click here). For those of you new the geography…

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Costs of Traveling Bolivia

Costs of Traveling Bolivia

May 06, 2018 2 min read

The Costs of Traveling Bolivia So far, 10 days in, the daily costs of traveling Bolivia has remained under $50 US Dollars per day. I’ve been able to get by really comfortably without a lot of concern for my daily spending. I’ve even splurged a few nights and gotten a room to myself when the…

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How to See the Amazon from Bolivia

How to See the Amazon from Bolivia

May 19, 2016 4 min read

Visiting the Pampas of Bolivia Cost:$44/day plus $18 National Park admission fee The pampas of Bolivia are an area of wetlands leading into the in Amazon. You can book tours from offices all around La Paz, or from most hostels. You can get there by a bus that takes two, sometimes three days depending on…

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The Unhappy Traveler

The Unhappy Traveler

May 17, 2016 3 min read

Escape from La Paz I took the 3 hour bus trip to Copacabana first thing in the morning. I was happy to get out of La Paz, Bolivia and excited to be moving closer to Peru. Copacabana is a small city on the banks of Lake Titicaca (stop giggling at the name). My final destination…

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The Amazon Rainforest in Bolivia – 10 Things I Learned

The Amazon Rainforest in Bolivia – 10 Things I Learned

May 17, 2016 2 min read

You really can swing on the vines like Tarzan 10 Things I Learned Visiting the Amazon Rainforest in Bolivia Cost:$28/day plus $18 National Park admission fee My second trip into the Amazon Rainforest in Bolivia, I chose to leave the river and get into the surrounding hills. My German friend Linda and I walked around…

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Breakfast with an Emerald Smuggler

Breakfast with an Emerald Smuggler

May 15, 2016 3 min read

Copacabana Sometimes, when you keep the schedule of a Senior Citizen, you wind up eating breakfast with an emerald smuggler. I’m on the border of Bolivia and Peru. The town is called Copacabana, but no, it’s not to be confused with Copacabana, Brazil. It’s at 6,000 feet of elevation and is rather cold. Copacabana is…

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The Silver Mines of Potosi Tour

The Silver Mines of Potosi Tour

May 10, 2016 5 min read

The Silver Mines of Potosi Tour Also Known As: Buying dynamite and refusing to go on the tour What it is: a 5 hour tour that includes 2 hours through the mine Cost: $13.04 plus $2.90 for dynamite to give to the miners I came to Potosi, Bolivia to take the Silver Mines of Potosi…

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The Salt Flats of Bolivia

The Salt Flats of Bolivia

May 09, 2016 4 min read

Visiting the Salt Flats of Bolivia What it is: a 6 hour tour through the salt flats includes lunch Cost: $65 plus $5 to enter the national park The Salt Flats of Bolivia are one of the main attractions in the country. To get to Uyuni (the nearest town to the salt flats of Bolivia),…

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Llama Fetuses at the Shamans Market in Bolivia

Llama Fetuses at the Shamans Market in Bolivia

May 05, 2016 3 min read

The Shamans Market in Bolivia What do llama fetuses and construction have in common? More than you would think at the Shamans Market in Bolivia. Even though the majority of the population is catholic, most people still practice the old, pagan rituals. This includes giving an offering to Pachamama, the Earth goddess, before building a…

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Bolivia as a Girl Alone

Bolivia as a Girl Alone

May 23, 2014 3 min read

What it’s Like to Travel Bolivia as a Girl Alone Before Bolivia, I had mostly traveled in Western Europe, which is hugely different. Here’s what it was like traveling Bolivia as a girl alone. When I began my long term travels, Bolivia was the first country on the list and I ended up spending almost…

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