Lake Titicaca stretches over 190 km in the Andes along the Bolivian and Peruvian border. It has an altitude of 3,812 m and has therefore been deemed the highest navigable lake in the world. This lake is home to over 500 aquatic species and has become a tourist destination in both Bolivia and Peru. We… Continue reading Lake Titicaca
Whilst traveling in Bolivia we had heard a few people mention the small hill top town, Coroico. They described this place as prehistoric and Jurassic Park-like. We were surprised to learn that Coroico sat at an altitude of 1,600 m. This ment that temperatures would be warmer and we could wear shorts! So we decided… Continue reading Coroico: It might kill you to get there but the views are worth it!
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, and sits at an altitude of 3,500 m. The city has a backdrop of snow capped mountains, the highest being Mt Illimani which has a height of 6,438 m. This city is well known for good food, politics shopping and something called cholita wrestling. We arrived in… Continue reading La Paz and El Alto
We arrived in Sucre to find a town that was much more vibrant than Potosi. It seemed less run down, more well maintained and had a really nice energy to it. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and lies at an altitude of 2,810 m. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in… Continue reading The Beautiful Sucre
Potosi is a city in the south of Bolivia that is famous for its history with mining. This city is one of the highest in the world as it sits at an altitude of 4,090 m. In 1987, this city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Potosi is situated close to the mountain, Cerro… Continue reading The Silver Mine in Potosi
While traveling around South America we had met a lot of people who had done the three day/two night Salar de Uyuni tour. They all said they loved the scenery and experience but when we asked what company they used for their tour, they all replied saying that they wouldn't recommend the company that they… Continue reading Salar de Uyuni