Potatoes at Mercado Rodriguez, La Paz, Bolivia

Our timing for La Paz was horrible. We arrived the day before election day. Not presidential elections. The country was electing judges, as a local explained to me. But nevertheless, this put the whole country into lockdown. With all shops and most restaurants closed, all borders closed and no public transport, there wasn’t much, Read More

La Recoleta, Sucre, Bolivia

Did you know that Sucre is the capital of Bolivia? No? Neither did I. I used to think it was La Paz. But even though La Paz is the seat of Bolivia’s government, the constitutional capital of the country remains Sucre. It is a beautiful city, famous for its white colonial building, that invites, Read More

Miners Market in Potosi, Bolivia

Located higher than 4000m above sea level, Potosi once was the economic centre of Bolivia. It is known for its silver mines and while nobody knows how much silver has come out of these mines until today, legend says that you could build a bridge from South America to Spain with it and still, Read More

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni is one of South America’s most famous tourist attractions. Almost everyone I met who was travelling around South America came there sooner or later. Some even made this their only stop in Bolivia, quickly dropping by to see the salt flat before flying out to other destinations. It is true,, Read More

Flamingos in the Bolivian Altiplano near Uyuni, Bolivia

I have never told any travel stories on this blog before. Almost all of my posts have been about things to do in specific places. But this story is one that I want to share with everyone, because it is one that I enjoyed a lot and also because there are far too many, Read More

Pique a lo Macho, Bolivia

When talk comes to food in South America, people mention steaks and ceviche. Argentina is praised for its excellent beef and Peru for its huge variety of dishes. Nobody ever talks about Bolivia. But as I found out while visiting this Andean nation, Bolivia has a lot of delicious food to offer. From market, Read More