A Guide To Surviving Bus Travel In Bolivia

A Guide To Surviving Bus Travel In Bolivia

The most common way to travel in Bolivia is via the country’s extensive bus network. While reasonably frequent and generally reliable, bus travel between the country’s major towns and cities can be an adventure in itself, leaving even the most experienced of travelers...
Mosquitoes in Bolivia – How To Protect Yourself

Mosquitoes in Bolivia – How To Protect Yourself

While most tourists visiting Bolivia will remain healthy during their stay, insect-borne diseases, particularly those transmitted via mosquitoes, can be of concern when traveling in the country. The ubiquitous mosquito is most commonly found in low-lying tropical...
Review: Purifying Water With SteriPEN

Review: Purifying Water With SteriPEN

The most common health problem for travelers in Bolivia is “traveler’s diarrhea”, caused by nasty bacteria found in contaminated food and water. With tap water being unsafe to drink throughout most of the country, paying for bottled water in Bolivia is often the only...
Voltage, Frequency And Plug Requirements in Bolivia

Voltage, Frequency And Plug Requirements in Bolivia

When it comes to electricity in Bolivia there are two things that you need to consider before plugging in: Voltage & frequency Type of plug Voltage and Frequency Most of Bolivia uses 220-230 volt outlets so you can use electrical/electronic devices brought...
Dealing With Altitude Sickness In Bolivia

Dealing With Altitude Sickness In Bolivia

Getting caught with your head in the clouds is no laughing matter when dealing with Bolivia’s soaring heights. Because much of the country’s highlands are situated more than 3000 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level, travelers flying in from lower...
The Fake Police Scam

The Fake Police Scam

  A well-known scam in Bolivia is the “fake policeman” scam. The scam, which typically targets tourists, operates in the following manner. An accomplice will make contact with the intended victim, often in the guise of being a fellow tourist either...
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