Bolivia Tourist Traps

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Bolivia Tourist Traps

  • Salt hotels

    For our salar tour, we had the option of staying in a very basic hostel or in a salt hotel. However, the extra price to stay at the salt hotel was 25$ per night. We were promised that it the facilities were much better, including hot showers.We decided to try the salt hotel, I mean, how often do you get to stay in a hotel made of salt? Plus having...

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  • You might get charged extra for the...

    At the bus station in La Paz we paid too much for our ticket. When we saw the real price on our ticket we complained. The woman behind the desk said she didn't understand us. (We could say it in Spanish though, but it didn't sound convincing enough probably) Anyway the ticket was still cheap so we didn't complain too much and went on our bus to...

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  • SOUPE D HOMMES

    ATTENTIONSi vous allez au salar d Uyuni un jour, il faut faire attention a pas rencontrer les ogres qui habitent la!Sinon vous finirez peut etre en soupe, empanadas, ou lomito... Oui oui oui c est pas des betises regardez un peu la photo!Heureusement on a rehussi a se sauver en utilisant la gourmandise de l ogre qui nous avait attrape.On a dis qu...

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  • Don't go to Layq'a

    Do not go to Layq'a restaurant in La Paz at the corner of Linares and Sagarnaga. It was our only bad eating experience in 6 weeks in Bolivia. It's expensive by local standard. The drinks cost twice as much as most places which is a bad sign. While our food were sub local standard ("pan-fried" fish) they were also cold. And when we complained (the...

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  • Beware of what you take pictures of!

    I expected the kids at the ruins around Cuzco to ask for money to take their photo or even one of their pet llamas, but at least they were there to ask you first. On Isla del Sol, I saw some llamas that seemed to be on their own but after I snapped a photo, a kid came running out of nowhere trying to collect money! I just walked on quickly. Coming...

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  • Unfortunately Bolivia does not...

    Unfortunately Bolivia does not have a great tourist infrastructure; thus, it is not easy to find information about organized tours. Here I have included some local tour services that are professional, reliable, and you can check on the web. All these companies offer tour packages for different destinations in Bolivia. Turismo Balas...

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  • (LEFT) Be Careful! The World's...

    (LEFT) Be Careful! The World's most dangerous road resides in Bolivia, on the way to the Yungas Valley from La Paz. During heavy rains, many unlucky buses have plunged hundreds of feet to their passenger's death. Click on the picture to get a better view of the BUS under the waterfalls :P (RIGHT & CENTER) The Salar de Uyuni when it floods TOO much.

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  • When in La Paz don't fall for...

    When in La Paz don't fall for the 'I'm an officer. Give me your wallet and passport.', routine. I met a Swiss chap who got scammed and he lost a lot of dough. If in doubt, insist that you go to the police station.

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  • There is this place in La Paz,...

    There is this place in La Paz, near the end of the Prado, near a big old church. You will probably get there, its a long street that sells all the artesanal stuff, very tipical things like silver, like alpaca fur, or other souvenirs. Beware of the prices, since they see that you are a foreigner, they might want to rise the prices, so.. the best is...

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  • Tengan muchisisimo cuidado...

    Tengan muchisisimo cuidado cuando cambién dinero!Be aware when you change your money on the street!Es mejor cambiar en los bancos, ya que incluso en algunas casa de cambio, como decimos en México, hacen tranzas. Is better to change your money in the bank.

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  • Rurrenabaque - Bolivian Amazon...

    Rurrenabaque - Bolivian Amazon jungle tours:These tours are all listed as being 'Eco' which actually stands for Economical and not ecological. The tour company that we were with (just 2 people with a guide and cook for 4 days) did not hesitate to cut down EIGHT trees in a national park in order to buld a raft, they also cut down small trees each...

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  • The mercado food looks really...

    The mercado food looks really good, tasts good, is (very) cheap, autentical and it is fun to chat with the Bolivians there. But sometimes Hepatitis and Thypus ... is going around there. So have seen your doctor before for this infusiones and maybe not eat there.

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  • Do not trust just any tourist...

    Do not trust just any tourist book guide when it comes to Bolivia, otherwise you would only see what everyone else has seen and which is probably not nearly as good as what you can experience. The only book I have read that describes Bolivia fairly well and gives you the best information is “The Lonely Planet’s Bolivia”, this doesn’t mean whatever...

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