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Reading List: Books to Read Before a Trip to Bolivia

Reading List: Books to Read Before a Trip to Bolivia

  Excited by a trip to Bolivia, but not ready to visit just yet? To help fuel your wanderlust, we have compiled a list of books to help you immerse yourself in the country before you even leave home! Click the genre to skip to it. Non-Fiction Marching Powder by...
A Guide To Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

A Guide To Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Birthplace of the sun and the Incan dynasty, Bolivia’s Isla del Sol is the embodiment of peace and serenity. Best explored at an ambling pace, the sacred island reveals itself to be an energetic blend of mysticism and spirituality. A short boat trip from the...
Carnival in Oruro (Carnaval de Oruro)

Carnival in Oruro (Carnaval de Oruro)

Situated at dizzying heights in the arid Altiplano region of Bolivia is a mining town home to one of the most famous festivals in all of South America. Each year on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, the usually sleepy Oruro comes alive, hosting the world renowned...
Cholita Fashion: Bowler Hats and Sexy Ankles

Cholita Fashion: Bowler Hats and Sexy Ankles

One colorful creation capturing the eye of many a traveler is the elaborate and uniquely designed outfits worn by Cholitas throughout the Andean highlands of Bolivia. The History Once a derogatory term for indigenous or mixed heritage girls, the...
Mothers Day: Bolivian Women Dying For Freedom

Mothers Day: Bolivian Women Dying For Freedom

Like many countries all over the world, Mothers Day in Bolivia is a celebration of the women who gave us life and the maternal influence they bring, not only to their own households, but the wider community as well. For many, it’s a day to show appreciation and...