Category : Bolivia

Near Death Experiences, Floating Islands, and Lots of Puking


  Bolivia has been the roughest country I've ever visited.  But that doesn't mean I didn't like it.  My time in Bolivia just made me appreciate certain things we have back home - like toilet paper in the bathrooms and food that doesn't regularly make you sick.  Nonetheless, don't let these things stop you from visiting Bolivia - we spent a memorable and awesome month there.  With the ext...

World Trip Leg #1 Round-up: South America & Antarctica


    [travelmap-map height=400 maptype="terrain" first=2 last=64] FACTS Start Date: November 30, 2011 (Washington, D.C. to Bogota, Colombia) End Date: June 5, 2012 (Quito, Ecuador to Washington, D.C.) Duration: 187 days (6+ months) Total Spent: $24,467 * Average per person per day: $65.42 * Transportation Cost: $9,658 ** Transportation Duration: 608.5 Hours! (Over 25...

Monkey Mischief & Tons of Tejons: The Waugh Family Volunteers in the Jungle


There are two important lessons I learned the hard way during our two weeks of volunteering at a wildlife refuge in Bolivia. First of all, always hide your banana. And second of all, wild animals are called "wild" for a reason. More Waughs in Bolivia! We started our trip with the intention to volunteer a bit along the way. Within a few days of travel, we met some fellow Americans who told us...

Do You Hate Your Job?


You might think differently about your job after a trip to one of the world's highest cities - Potosi, Bolivia.  Potosi is home to Cerro Rico Mountain - an endless series of nightmarish mines.  Maybe every employer should send their employees on a Potosi mine tour.   I feel like a complete wimp for ever complaining about any of my past employment situations.  I couldn't imagine worse working...

Llamas, Flamingos, & Dinosaurs


One of the best things about South America is that you never know what to expect next.  The landscapes, people, and culture are anything but monotonous.  Our four-day 4WD tour from Tupiza to Uyuni, Bolivia was a perfect example of this.  I've never experienced such a diversity of sights. Bienvenido a Bolivia! We had an extremely easy border crossing from Argentina to Villazon, Bolivia.  ...

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