Retro Perspective Bolivia

Retro Perspective Bolivia

A country of statistical extremes, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America. It is very rich in mineral and energy resources but Bolivia is one of South America’s poorest countries. Therefore Bolivia is often called the “Himalaya of Latin America”.

Back in January 2015 we started our exploration of Bolivia it lasted something like 6 month. In the meantime I never found time to write the full “Retro Perspective Bolivia” but I had a few drafts living around so now publishing them to share the thoughts with you. We lived in Samaipata first and then in Rurrenebaque and at the end in the big urban city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. All 3 locations can be highly interesting depending on what you are seeking for.

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Authentic Bolivia Photography

Authentic Bolivia Photography

Authentic Bolivia Photography during our +6 month exploration of Bolivia in 2015.

Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most “remote” countries in the western hemisphere; except for the navigable Paraguay River stretching to the distant Atlantic, Bolivia and Paraguay are the only two landlocked nations in the Americas. It is also the most indigenous country in the Americas, with 60% of its population being of pure Native American ancestry.

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Coca and Bolivia

Coca and Bolivia

Coca is a cultivated plant from the family of Erythroxylaceae, native to western South America.¬†Currently the cultivation, sale, and possession of unprocessed coca leaf is only legal in Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Actually it’s partially legal in the US and the entire world too because Coca-Cola still uses Coca leaf extracts (without cocaine) as ingredient for the Nr. 1 soft drink.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia

Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia

After having spent some month living in the mountain village of Samaipata and exploring the region and the surrounding valleys in the Yungas, we decided that we had enough of the humid cold nights and the too strong sunshine during the day there and moved to the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Read more

Challenge to find fruits and vegetables in Trinidad

Challenge to find fruits and vegetables in Trinidad

More than enough junk food

It’s a real challenge to find fresh fruits and vegetables in the city of Trinidad in the Beni region of Bolivia, South America. There is more than enough junk food with lots of salt or even more SUGAR but all the theoretical available tropical fruits are not easily available. Read more