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Bolivia

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela), also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half […]

Cobacabana

I’ve spent a night in hospital in Copacabana due to severe hydration caused by a parasite I had contracted. I checked into a nice hotel and have slept the best part of two days but am feeling a lot better. Copacabana is lovely, nestled between two hills and perched on the southern shore of Lake […]

Witches Markets of La Paz

Being sick in this incredible city has been disappointing as San Pedro Prison and  ‘Death Road’ were on my bucket-list of things to do and I’m far to weak to consider doing it. I have managed to get to the amazing Witches Market here in La Paz which I must recommend to anyone visiting the […]

Piranhas, Anacondas & Pink Dolphins

This is a 4-day Pampas Tour into the Amazon.  The first day we departed from Rurrenabaque and were driven 3hrs in a 4×4 into the amazon, we stopped at a river and got on a boat (a motorised canoe) which we took up-river for a few hours towards our accommodation. The wildlife is incredible. Whether it’s […]

The Amazon & Rurrenabaque

After a 22-hour delay I have finally arrived in Rurrenabaque, I met some really nice people at the airport and have booked on a Pampas Tour into the Amazon with them.  We all went out to dinner together and then to Mosquito Bar which is a really cool little bard made to look like a […]

Sucre

Set in a valley surrounded by low mountains, Sucre was an enjoyable place to visit. My family and friends things I’m crazy for saying this as it was the place in South America where I was pick-pocketed, robbed & contracted giardiasis (a parasitic infection) which a week later led to my admission to hospital. But my […]

Salar De Uyuni

I’m very excited to cross the boarder from Chile to Bolivia today to begin my tour of Salar de Uyuni. Driving across the world’s largest salt lake is a must-do for every South American traveller. This 3 day trip is simply bursting with natural wonders: coral islands at over 4,000m multicoloured lakes; rocks sculpted by […]

Potosi Mines

Today I took a tour to the silver mines, located in the Bolivian Tin Belt, Cerro Rico de Potosi it is the world’s largest silver deposit and has been mined since the sixteenth century.  The first stop on the tour was at the local market where we were encouraged to my gifts to give to […]