Category: Explore the world

Bolivian Female Wrestling

La Paz has so many crazy things to show you… Who is Cholita? Woman in ‘pollera’ skirt – “Cholita” – was traditionally a lower class women in Bolivia (like India’s lower caste). For decades, Aymara and other indigenous women were discriminated against. In 2006…

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

1. It’s a new-born city Throughout 500 years of colonial history the country’s wealth have been concentrated mostly in La Paz, Sucre and Potosí. While in 1700’s Potosí was the most populated city of  Americas (both South and North), Santa Cruz had only 3500…

Laguna Colorada and its Unique James’s Flamingo

Laguna Colorada, or the Red Lagoon, is a shallow salt lake located in Bolivia, within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, very close to the border with Chile. One of Bolivia’s altiplano wonders, the lake and its nearly-extinct flamingo population draw visitors from all…

Salar de Uyuni. Largest Salt Desert on the Planet

Salar de Uyuni located in Bolivia on the border with Chile at 3656 m above sea level. It left behind by ancient lake evaporated long ago. During the rain season water from nearby lakes overflow which causes floods in the salt flat. Uyuni turns into…

Trekking in Bolivia. Laguna Chillata and Laguna Glaciar, Sorata

General information. How long, how hard, where to camp? 2 days, 1 night. About 50 km trek. Difficulty – hard (due to the altitude and unclear trek to glacier). Hike only to Laguna Chillata – medium.

Two Bolivian Capitals. So La Paz or Sucre?

School books of geography confusing me – almost all of them say that the capital of Bolivia is La Paz. I perfectly remember it from my classes back in time (I liked how La Paz sounds). Even many Bolivians in conversation call La Paz as a…

Sorata, Bolivia. Grutas de San Pedro

Grutas San Pedro (Cave of San Pedro). 24 km, 6 hours + 1 hour in the cave, 280 m elevation difference. There is a small entrance fee. On the very first day we went to the San Pedro caves and planned to hike up a…