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Bolivia's Salt Flats

A Journey to the End of the Earth: Exploring Bolivia’s Salt Flats (part one)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Exploring Bolivia's Salt Flats

I fully intended to finish the chronological coverage of the five months I spent in Peru and Bolivia last year before I wrote about any other destinations I visited after my return.  In fact my original intention was to have completed this chronological coverage before this year even began. Yet here I am in the […]

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Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in La Paz

If you’ve been following along with my travels through Bolivia, you’ll know that – in addition to the multitude of intriguing facts that I learned about the country’s administrative capital – one of the things that surprised me about La Paz  was the quality and diversity of its food. After the incredible food I’d enjoyed in […]

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La Paz cityscape

A Cocaine Factory, Llama Foetuses and Dancing Zebras: Exploring the Dizzying Heights of La Paz

Like Lima in Peru, La Paz was one of those cities that I just didn’t expect to like.  There were aspects of it that intrigued me – primarily the city’s complex and sinister history – but on the surface I imagined it to be dirty, overcrowded, unattractive and dangerous; Lonely Planet warns that, “there’s quite a […]

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Reflections and Frustrations: Crossing the Border from Peru to Bolivia

Peru was a hard country to leave. We’d had three whole months in which to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes, enjoy its delicious array of culinary options, experience the vibrance and energy of its colourful festivals, and interact with its race of (mostly) warm and welcoming citizens. We’d been able to tick off some incredible […]

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Cusco: The City Beyond Machu Picchu

Ok, lets be honest here.  Most people (myself included) come to Cusco in order to hike the Inca Trail (or one of the alternative routes) to Machu Picchu, and many spend just one or two nights here either side of the trek.   Sometimes that’s all our busy travel schedules will allow, especially if we […]

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