Bolivia

Savvy Traveler Q&A: Bolivia with Travel Blogger, Meg Jerrard of Mapping Megan

This summer my shop, JJ Caprices, is doing a Summer Travel Series that spotlights some of my favorite countries!  We are interviewing lots of interesting adventurers and locals around the globe as we feature these fab places.  I will include my favorites over here to share with you as well, but feel free to jump over…

Remembering Bolivia

Some countries are too incredible to stop writing about once I leave their sovereign borders. And each time I think back to all I saw and did in Bolivia I really can’t believe I was in such a fantastical part of our planet. The breathtaking Andes, the daunting altitude, the lush rainforest, the crazy bowler hats, the…

The Birthplace of the Incas – Lake Titicaca

Copacabana

Thank goodness for antibiotics.  I am not sure what *insert name of ancient Bolivian indigenous leader conquered by the Spanish here* revenge I acquired in Uyuni, but it went dormant only to wage a second, more comprehensive, assault on my body just in time for my flight back to La Paz and subsequent 3 hour bus ride to…

Sunsets, Flamingos and “The Golag”…Exploring Salar de Uyuni and Southwest Bolivia!

Salar de Uyuni

There is no place like the Uyuni Salt Flats.  Expanding over 4,000 square miles wide and at an altitude of 11,995 ft, they are a natural marvel that is unparalleled…and at sunset their majesty is magnified (the pictures are coming, don’t worry!). But before setting out on a 3 day/2 night tour of the salt…

The World’s Most Dangerous Road aka “Death Road”

The World's Most Dangerous Road

I am currently in a little rural town in Bolivia’s Yungas Valley called Coroico.  I have come here to nurse my aching bum, sore forearms and stiff fingers after yesterday’s incredibly jolting, albeit successful, descent down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road.” My chosen place to rehab is a bit outside of town, but I am…

La Paz, Bolivia – Bizarre and Wonderful

Cholitas in La Paz

La Paz! I have been here now for a little over 24 hours, and I can’t help but be captured by how interesting, albeit a bit bizarre, this Bolivian capital is. On my flight out of Miami I worked myself into such a frenzy about altitude sickness, or “soroche” – I am over 12,000 feet…

Bolivia Bound

Lake Titicaca Bolivia

In 18 days I will be headed to South America for the first time (I can cross off #5 of 7 continents after that, baby!).  *Cue Applause Track* The majority of my 3.5 week visit will be in Bolivia, but I also have a side trip planned to visit the fabled Machu Picchu in Peru. Those famous Inca ruins…