10 Photos That Will Make You Book A Ticket To Bolivia
High altitude, mountainous, flat, poor, wealthy in culture, landlocked and at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Bolivia is a land of contrasts and juxtapositions. Who’s ready to book a ticket straight to La Paz?
Watching the Sunset Over Salar de Uyuni.
The Salar was a blinding white sight to see in the day light, but the real magic opened up as the sun began to creep down over al that sodium and create a spectrum of color.
Climbing Bolivia’s Cerro Calvario for an aerial view of Copacabana and the panorama of Lake Titicaca.
High up here is the perfect spot for a sunset, or some star gazing. Just be careful at night- there have been reports of muggings around here. We were nearly attacked by a dog, but at least my tripod was there for protection.
Salt, flamingos and colorful mountains at Laguna Hedionda.
Surrounded by a Mars-esque landscape and a lake of saline icy water and rainbowey mountains to boot.
Landscapes That Remind People The World Over of Salvador Dali’s Famous Works.
In an arid, barren desert you’ll find the most unusual rock formations.
A Vibrant Capital City With A Bad Rap.
I heard so much negative in regards to La Paz from other travelers we met on the road. Yeah, government protests, road blockades, the dust and the pollution all can get annoying- but views like this certainly make up for it. Make sure to catch a ride up La Paz’s Mi Teleferico at sunset for a lovely sunset over this high altitude mountain valley.
When The Laguna Runs Red.
An oddity in terms of lakes- reddish pink water with flamingos marching through its crimson aqua and llamas grazing around the shores.
A Cruise Down The World’s Most Dangerous Road.
Ever start a bike ride high in the mountains with frozen mud puddles and gale force wind only to end a few hours later in a steamy jungle? If you can stomach it, you’ll have your chance here.
Sulfur Steaming From The Inside Of A Crater.
The Bolivian Altiplano has no shortage of volcanos. Nothing like meandering through sulfur stenched plumes and piles of snow.
Winds Whip Past Purple Mountains And Carve The Most Unique Of Sculptures.
Bolivia’s Arbol de Piedra- which translates out to stone tree was created by this.
Walk Like Incan.
Among ancient Inca sites on the Island of the Sun on glimmering Lake Titicaca.
There’s so much more to Bolivia and I feel like we barely scratched the surface in our short time there! Of course I want to re-visit during the wet season to get a glimpse at that salt flat as a giant mirror and see the other areas I didn’t quite have the time for!