Bolivia

10 Things We Miss from South America

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries, Ecuador | 4 comments

10 Things We Miss from South America

Summary: What do we miss from South America? Here are 10 things we appreciated while traveling in Bolivia and Ecuador that we’re missing now—and a few things we’re not! One of the good things when you travel is that you don’t only enjoy the countries while you’re traveling around—you bring back memories, feelings, experiences, tastes and smells so that your travel keeps on living in your heart and in your mind. The result is that you miss the places you’ve been to and wish to return someday. Six months in South America—half a year! That’s enough time to set up a kind of daily routine and get used to the atmosphere and unique South American way of life. Now that we’re in...

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Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 2 comments

Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Why should people visit the national park at Sajama? What kind of landscapes, vegetation, animals, and climate will you find in Sajama? Here is an overview of this fabulous place that is really worth visiting. The climate The climate in Sajama is warm during the day and freezing during the night. We were there on January (which is summer) and the temperature varied from -5C (23F) during the night to 20C (68F) during the day. The weather is very dry. The landscape Sajama is in the mountains, surrounded by volcanoes. Nevado Sajama is the highest mountain in Bolivia, so the landscape is terrific! Plus, with the weather changing during the day, you have different lighting...

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40 Facts You Need to Know About Bolivia

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 7 comments

40 Facts You Need to Know About Bolivia

Are you planning to travel to Bolivia? Maybe you’re already there! Here are a few things you need to know about this beautiful country that will make your travel easier. We stayed three months in Bolivia, and though we didn’t go everywhere, we thought it would be a good idea to share our experiences and share some advice and general facts. This post is intended to help people who would like to travel in Bolivia plan their trip and make their stay easier. $1=6.95 BoB (2012) Language: Learn Spanish! Almost no one speaks English (although many people speak Quechua or Aymara), and even when they understand English they often answer in Spanish. Electric plugs:...

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Sajama Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 1

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Sajama Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 1

Sajama is the oldest Bolivian national park. Although it is a protected area, you can’t see as many wild animals as in the pampas. However, fauna is still sometimes surprising there. Nothing tells a story better than a photograph, so instead of describing our experience at Sajama National Park and what we saw, we’ll let our photos do the talking and showcase all the spectacular Bolivian wildlife in this old park. But also: Sajama is really the best place to see llamas, as hundreds of them are living in the park. Of course, they’re not wild animals, but they are really cute! There are some lagoons a 20-minute drive from the village where you can see...

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Pampas Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature Part 3

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Pampas Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature Part 3

Here is an overview of what kind of animals and birds you can expect to see in the Bolivian pampas. I must say that the three days we took in the pampas were really worth, I’ve never seen such a big amount of different beautiful animals in their habitat in such a small time. Here are the photos: We shouldn’t forget the incredible Pink Dolphins but it is very difficult to take photos as they barely get out of the water, they come nevertheless very close to the boat.

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Rurrenabaque Travel Guide

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 1 comment

Rurrenabaque Travel Guide

Rurrenabaque is the place where you need to stop if you’re willing to take a tour in the jungle or in the pampas. You will find in this post all what you need to know about this pleasant small town. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) Though usually people only stay one or two days in Rurre to book a tour to the pampas or to the jungle and then leave for other destinations, we decided to stay there for 3 weeks, first because we prefer tropical weather than the cold cordillera, second to save some money which we did as Rurre is the cheapest place we visited in Bolivia. Where is Rurrenabaque? The town is located at 433km (269 miles) north from La Paz (but...

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Bolivian Pampas Travel Guide

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Bolivian Pampas Travel Guide

If once in Rurrenabaque you choose to take a tour in the pampas, here is step-by-step of what you can expect to do and see. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) Although we’ve enjoyed all the places we’ve been in Bolivia very much, the last one was definitely our favorite. We stayed at Rurre (called “Zuzzay” by the locals) for three weeks. After leaving <a href=”http://2digitalnomads.com/countries/wild-life-in-sajama/”>the cold mountains of Sajama, we stopped for two days in La Paz and took a flight to Rurre, hoping to heal our wounded lips! How to choose a tour company? As soon as we arrived in Rurre we booked a tour...

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Sajama National Park, Travel Guide

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 4 comments

Sajama National Park, Travel Guide

How to go to Sajama, where to stay, what you will see and what you need to know. This post is designed to help people who are interested in visiting this fabulous place plan their trip and avoid a few common mistakes. * 1$=6.95 BoB (2012) After 10 days in Oruro, the national park of Sajama was our next destination. We decided to go there between Christmas and the New Year to avoid any unfortunate surprises, as the only phone number we had for booking an accommodation didn’t work. Here is what we did, step-by-step. How to go to Sajama National Park from La Paz or Oruro You can get to Sajama either from La Paz or Oruro, or any other place from where you can catch a...

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10 Days in Oruro

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

10 Days in Oruro

Oruro is a small city located at 3700 meters in the Cordillera of the Andes. The most popular thing in Oruro is the Carnival, which is one of the most famous in Bolivia. Unfortunately, we were there one month too early, so we couldn’t attend this very special event that lasts for four days. But we were still able to visit the city and enjoy the very welcoming Orureños, and also the Christmas celebrations. Here is what we did: After our one-month “break” in Cochabamba, we decided to go back to the high mountains to see our new friend from La Paz whose family is from Oruro. First I have to say that the trip from Cocha to Oruro is terrific! The city is...

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Where to Eat in Oruro

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Where to Eat in Oruro

Where to eat or have a drink in Oruro? Despite the fact that Oruro is not a very big city, there are plenty of good places to eat and have a drink so you won’t have any problem to find what you want. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) Though it is mentioned in travel guides that the best food in Bolivia is in Cochabamba, we found in Oruro quite a lot of decent and cheap restaurants where we had most of the times “almuerzos” (lunches) and sometimes dinner, here is a list of our favorites. Suigerneris 607 calle 6 de Octubre. They have Almuerzos (set lunches) for 17 bob and dinner for around 25 bob. Every Thursday night there is a band who...

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