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Convento de San Felipe Neri, Sucre: So Good I Visited Twice!

Bolivia’s constitutional capital, Sucre, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991.  As a result its historic centre is overflowing with a wealth of impressive museums, well-preserved colonial buildings, and ornate churches. If you’ve been reading my most recent blog posts you’ll know that, of all the sights I visited during the three weeks […]

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Sucre, Bolivia: The Sights You Shouldn’t Miss – Gallop Around The Globe

Sucre is hands down one of the most delightful capital cities I’ve ever visited – primarily because it doesn’t feel like a capital city. It’s relatively small (with a population of just over 300,000), clean, safe, and incredibly easy to navigate.  It also happens to have one of the most beautiful, best-preserved historical centres I’ve ever […]

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Isla Incahuasi, Bolivia's Salt Flats

Perspective-skewed Photographs and an Island Covered with Cactus: Exploring Bolivia’s Salt Flats (part four)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Exploring Bolivia's Salt Flats

Following our mild carbon monoxide poisoning scare the night before, we woke up giddy with nothing but excitement, for this was the final day of our 4-day tour through Bolivia’s Salt Flats.  This was the day that we’d watch the sun rise over the Salar de Uyuni from the highest point on Isla Incahuasi, and then […]

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Volcanic Rocks, Bright Pink Flamingos and a Salt Hotel: Exploring Bolivia’s Salt Flats (part three)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Exploring Bolivia's Salt Flats

If you’ve read parts one and two of this four-part series, you’ll know that a tour through Bolivia’s Salt Flats incorporates a helluva lot more than a visit to the largest salt flat in the world and some amusing perspective-skewed shots to take away as a treasured souvenir. Bolivia’s south-western altiplano is a vast expanse […]

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Mineral-rich Lakes, Geysers and Hot Springs: Exploring Bolivia’s Salt Flats (part two)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Exploring Bolivia's Salt Flats

I often find myself having to wake up earlier when I’m on the road than when I’m at home working a full-time job five days a week.  Whether it be to make an onward journey by bus or train, catch a flight, join a tour, witness a sunrise, or simply to take advantage of the […]

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