Bolivia Favorites

  • La paz, as I love it!
    La paz, as I love it!
    by goodmike
  • Potosi
    Potosi
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  • Salar de Uyunii
    Salar de Uyunii
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Bolivia Favorites

  • General Information

    La Paz Favorites

    This beautiful and very historical church is located in the middle of la paz avenida mariscal santa cruz. close ot the touristic avenue, sagarnaga. This church was built in 1549 by the Franciscans. that`s why its name san francisco church. nowadays, I have to say that this area is really packed at rushing hours. if you want to see plenty of people...

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  • Travelling from / to La Paz

    La Paz Favorites

    As soon as you get to la paz, you will pass by el alto which is a city up to la paz. after crossing the toll, you will be able to see one of the most beautiful landscapes you`ve ever seen. (believe me) for instance in front of you is located the illimani mountain. and around is part of range hills of los andes. on the motorway from el alto to la...

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  • Plaza Murillo

    La Paz Favorites

    Yeah, always is great to know the main square. this place is called Plaza Murillo. the name comes from a national hero that fought agains the spanish conquers. also, you`ll be able to see the goverment palace and congress palace.

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  • Prado

    La Paz Favorites

    colonial buildings next to modern "skyscrapers"....there are some higher buildings in La Paz, nothing to compare with real sky scrapers in big us cities for example....although, there are few buildings nearer to the sky than here in La Paz, at already 3600m altitude :-) modernity and colonial style next to each other. this was a amazing experience...

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  • Valle De La Luna

    La Paz Favorites

    En el departamento de La Paz debes visitar el Valle de la Luna, famoso por sus asombrosas formaciones que dan al visitante la sensación de haber descubierto un mundo desconocido, un paisaje lunar. El valle de la Luna esta ubicada a 15 Km. de la ciudad de La Paz.

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  • Museos

    La Paz Favorites

    What you can find on this area is plenty of good museums. for example, you`ll find four museums, the costumbrista, the golden museum the Murillo`s house and the litoral bolivian. Definitely for me is good to see something about the past of la paz and Bolivia. this street is particularly interesting because it has a lot of memories, it offers to...

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  • Zig-Zag Eco Tours and Treks

    In April 2014 Mario may have changed companies. I'll leave the tip here until I confirm that.Mario Nina used to guide people for Fremen Tours but he now has his own company, Zig-Zag Eco Tours & Treks and has a partnership with Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking. His office (Illampu Street 867 Office 5) is located near the northeast corner of Illampu...

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  • Bolivian Tour Guides

    When I decided to go to Bolivia in 2003, I looked online for tour companies. I chose Freemen Tours - Andes & Amazonia because then they were the only ones associated with the floating hotel on the Mamore River and they were highly recommended in the Rough Guide. They did an excellent job. They were not cheap (about $200 per day for everything) but...

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  • Allowing for Altitude Sickness

    Many guided tours of Bolivia have a specific rationale for what they do on the first day in La Paz because of the altitude and the possibility of soroche (altitude sickness). The American Airlines flight arrives from Miami very early in the morning. They take you to your hotel and give you time to rest until after lunch. You should do just that to...

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  • Options for a One Week Tour of Bolivia

    Seven days is not that much time considering the distances involved in traveling in Bolivia. It pretty much eliminates a Salar de Uyuni trip, which takes a day of travel each way to and from La Paz, and at least two days to see much of the Salar. I would spend a day touring La Paz (Hotel Rosario) and head to Copacabana (Hotel Rosario del Lago) and...

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  • Jornais (Journals)

    Obrigado pela dica.Encontrei um site no qual é possível pesquisar jornais locais, o problema dos jornais do Brazil por exemplo, é que eles não vão citar uma situação mais particular de uma certa região, so informariam algo que no caso haja algum tipo de repercussão maior.Fica aí a dica:http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

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  • Bolivia Tourist Visa at the Border is a...

    For US citizens it is a breeze to get your Bolivian Tourist Visa at the border.They charge US$135 and at the La Quiaca, Argentina / Villazon, Bolivia border the immigration officials did not even ask for a photo or yellow fever certificate, I just filled out two simple forms and the whole process took less than 10 minutes(no line to wait in) and...

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  • My route from Peru and across Bolivia

    The route that I took had me go from Arequipa to Cuzco (overnight bus), then I spent a few days doing the Inca trail. From Cuzco we took an overnight bus to Puno. From Puno we took an overnight tour to three of the islands in Lake Titicaca (Uros, Amantani and Taquille). We got to stay on Amantani island with a host family for one night. We also...

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  • Bolivian experience

    Oh, there are so many things that are my favorites about Bolivia. Where to begin?How about how we got dropped off in the middle of nowhere with false promise of easily finding a bus back to Puno, Peru? Or visiting the Bolivian's president home town of Tiahuanacu? How about Patrick's conversation with a local just to have lunch? Memories,...

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  • Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels, lying at 12,500 feet above sea level, astride the border between Peru and Bolivia. Titicaca is the second largest lake of South America (after Maracaibo in Venezuela). Lake Titicaca is really spectacular and a must-see for visitors to Bolivia -- especially since it is only 2...

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  • has happend to me.

    I bet many of you have some odd stories to tell while travelling in foreign countries. mine is a rush with a Rat, falsly served as the national dish... Guinea Pig.would be nice to hear what touched you..good or bad..give me a mail not a realy fond memory but I survived and an expirience richer!!

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  • Near to Sibiria

    Sibiria is a little village on the way from Cocha (bamba) to Santa Cruz.This lonely horse gave an amazing impression, like a statue, not moving a bit, over the clouds...it was like painted. It has been a very special feeling to drive the streets on a beautiful sunny day and mention to be "over" the clouds. The view was fantastic and we´ve been...

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  • Good and bad beers in Bolivia

    We did some beer tasting in Bolivia. We had some great ones and some awful ones as well.Pacena was my favourite. Also the strong bock was quite good.There were a few beers with incas on it which looked very nice (the label) but tasted awful and had a low alcohol percentage.If it comes to beers......... don't judge a book by its cover!!!!!

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  • CONDORS AND COCA

    BOLIVIA IS A PLACE WHERE CULTURE IS ALIVE AND PRACTICED, NOT A THING OF THE PAST BUT OF THE MOMENT,,I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER BOLIVIA SEVERAL TIMES IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS LET ME KNOW. THE SOLSTICE RITUAL AT TIAHUANACO, ALL NIGHT LONG WAITING FOR THE SUN TO RISE, FREEZING BY FIRES WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, MUSIC, AND THE SUN SHINING THROUGH EVERYONES...

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  • Et voila c est fini....

    Retour a la PAZ ou le temps a passe bien vite....Supere ambiance, supers potes... Les Expatries vous saluent et esperent vous avoir fait partager un peu de leur vecu la bas ou l on a la tete en bas!Aurel :-)

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  • Bus pour COPACABANA

    Un vieu DODGE et une route defoncee.... tiquet pour COPACABANA sur les rives du lac TITICACA.... depart pas toujours certain...

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  • Des fois on allait au lac TITICACA

    La c est juste pour vous montrer que la-bas on travail encore avec 1 soc et 2 boeux...C est assez fou de voir ca encore a notre epoque, mais dans les andes la plus part des terres sont pas mecanisables et quasies inaxcessibles pour les machines....Les paysans sont aussi tellement pauvrent que le temps c est arrete a l age des conquistadores...

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  • Portrait de moi par Mathieu!

    Faut dire qu avec un sujet comme moi, tu pouvais pas rater ta photo..... (bin quoi non je ne suis pas pretencieu ni narsicicique pourquoi hehehe)

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  • Ambulance Bolivienne

    Les Ambulance c est des combis de HIPEE.T etre qu il leur font fumer des trucs pour les le trajet vue les routes quelques peu defoncees dans la ville... (mauvaise langue)

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  • La Paz de nuit et l ILIMANI

    Pour prendre cette photo on etait dans l ALTO, et appart que ca craind grave, genre les banlieues chaude d ile de France....voire pire, On c est caille comme jamais... mais ca valait le deplacement :-)

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  • Pour se remetre des emotions du jour...

    .....UNE FONDUE AU CHOCOLAT !HUMMMM AVEC PLEIN DE FRUITS ET TOUT ET TOUT....C etait vraiment genial la vie a la Paz.... (on va remetre ca au quebec hein Matheo...) Pour nous comprendre, on parlait en espagnol et en anglais.... a la maison se parlait 4 langues.... FINOIS; FRANCAIS; ANGLAIS ET ESPAGNOL..... Que de bons souvenir!

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  • Retour a la baraque

    On est creve, j ai un mal de tete infernal....mais on est vraiment content d avoir fait cette grimpette touts seuls, sans guides et sans moyen de locomotion!On a mis 6h pour faire les 32km, et monte de 4800m a 5580m d altitude... pas mal!

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  • IL EST TEMPS DE REDESSENDRE

    Les nuages etaient non pas plein de pluie, ni de neige.....mais de GRELE!Criss que ca fait mal!Il est temps de redessendre....16 km a pied ca use ca use!

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  • Gros nuages ....c est la saison des...

    Il faisait beau mais la il ne fait plus beau...Des gros nuages arrivent on est a 5580m...pas un abrit.Les eclaires commencent a zebrer le ciel....La saison des pluies youpee

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  • C EST JOOOOOLLLLIIIIII !!!!!

    On est pas encore au sommet mais ca va venir....Vas-y Raisa, tu es presque arrivee!Bon c est tout ca mais ca donne soife de grimper!

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  • Bon juste pour la frime

    C est de la feuille de coca plein la bouche que l on escalade les derniers metres...C est dur c est dur, mais ca vaut le deplacement...On a legerement mal a la tete heureusement que l on a la coca...les premieres neiges... et des gros nusages qui s avanvent...On arrive a 5580m.... yahoooouuuuu

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  • Derriere le HUANAPOTOSI

    On monte juste a cote de ce sommetca prommet!On a prevu la feuille de coca, histoire de pas trop soufrir de l altitude.en 16km (allee) on passe de 4800m a 5580.... ca va etre dur, la pente va etre raide.

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  • En face c est l ILIMANI

    Au petit matin, on est tout seul....Grand mommentc est cette montagne la que l on voit de la cuisine de l appartement.

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  • Un autre jour....CHACALTAYA::: LA...

    Arvi etait alle faire la fete toute nuit avec Estefania, du coup ce matin la il etait pas au rendez-vous...Mathieu devait bosser sur sa these.... Alors Raisa, Mikko et moi, sommes parti a 3h du matin, dans l ALTO...le quartier haut de la paz, pour prendre un combi....Cette fois c etait pas pour aller sur la lune, mais presque.....On avait prevu de...

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  • ON A MARCHE SUR LA LUNE!

    Et oui c est pas des crak, on a marche sur un tas de boue taille par le vent et la pluie, et ca pourait bien etre la lune, sauf que c est en Bolivie a la PAZ......(ca s appel bien valle de la lune)C est grand et c est assez allucinant.domage que les fotos de rendent pas terrible car tout est monocrome, et pas vraiment de contrastes dans le soleil...

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  • EN ROUTE POUR LA LUNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On prend un mini-bus pour la vallee de la lune dans le sud de la paz (le point bas)et quand je dit mini, c est vraiment mini.....enfait ce sont des combi qui font office de transports publiques, mais pour les plus petits on rentre a 4 et pas moyen de metre un sac a dos de plus!

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  • Et voila c est pret!

    Une bonne tite bouffe parmis tant d audres avec les potes :-)De gauche a droite: Raisa, Mikko, Mathieu, Estefania (bolivienne copine de Arvi), Arvi et moi.

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  • VUE DEPUIS LA CUISINE

    Et voila la vue au petit matin, que nous avions depuis la cuisine de l aparte....On est dans la capitale du pays, et au dessus des nuages... dans les montagnes.CA VOUS FAIT ENVIE HEINNN !!!!!Domage on voit mal la montagne ILIMANI qui culmine toute blanche a 6500m..

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  • Apres le Chaco (Paraguay)

    On a garde contacte avec les Finlandais, ils sont venus a l appartement... on se faisait des superes bouffes c etait bien bon.Ici c est Mikko qui epluche un oignon, il m a emprinte mes lunettes de pilote pour pas pleurer hehehe

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  • Que dire de Mathieu.....

    C est un grand bonhomme du Quebec...Vraiment sympat meme si des fois ca pogne les nerfs (pour deconner seulement)Il fait une These sur les Tihuanacus.... une vieille civilisation pres incas, dont le site est a cote de la Paz.Bon il a plein de bouquins... 40kg en tout de papier.....MATHIEU TU SAIS C EST JAMAIS QUE DES CAILLOUX SCULPTES ET DES...

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  • QUAD SOUS LA PLUIE

    A la paz, dans la zone sud, on a ete faire du quad.... mais sous la pluie car c est la saison...c etait bien chouette, on est rentre tout crotes!

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  • LA POLICE BOLIVIENNE

    On se demande a quoi sert la police en bolivie.... Jamais la quand il faut (comme dans beaucoup pays d ailleurs) Mais en plus la police en bolivie c est la juste pour connecter les feux tricolores... Ha oui, il y a pas de boite automatiques. alors les flics ont dans une main, un chronometre et de l autre, ils levent ou baissent le levvier qui fait...

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  • Metiers de la rue

    Il y a plein de metiers qui s exercent encorent dans la rue, en bolivie et a la PAZ entre autre bien que ce soit la capitale du pays.Ici un aiguiseur de couteaux... il y a aussi touts les petits bouibouis ou l on mange tres bien pour pas cher, les vendeurs en touts genres, et un tas de choses que vous pouriez decouvrir.....AVEC DES YEUX...

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  • LA VIE A LA PAZ

    LA PAZ, ville dans les montagnes.Les quartiers pauvres sont dans les hauteurs et les quartiers riches bien sur plus bas, dans la vallee plus chaude.le point las de la Paz est a 2500m d altuitude mais les quartiers les plus hauts sont a 4800m... Nous nous vivions a 300m environ, dans la zonne de Sopocachi.L appart (de Mathieu) etait assez grand et...

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  • Scenery

    Bolivia has some of the most amazing scenery. When down near the salt plains you will get to see a lot of contrasting scenery. Makes being stuck in the jeep worth it :)

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