• Background info
  • Culture Bolivia
    In Bolivia, it is customary to start with a greeting and to inquire about someone’s well being. You will often hear "Buenos dias, como esta?" . On meeting and parting, men and women give a ...
  • Food and drinks Bolivia
    Food: In Bolivia, the main meal of the day is lunch (almuerzo). Breakfast (desayuno) tends to be light, even though most hotels and restaurants serve desayuno Americano as well. Generally, Bolivians eat their dinner (cena) ...
  • Landscape Bolivia
    Bolivia has a huge variety of cultural and geographical possibilities for the traveller. Bolivia borders Paraguay and Argentina to the South East and is a little smaller than Peru. Both countries lie in the tropics. ...
  • Background Info Bolivia
    Bolivian architectures are characterized by two different styles: Spanish style and Inca style. A magnificent example is to be seen at Tiahuanacu, just outside La Paz. You will witness remnants of a once important religious ...
  • Population Bolivia
    Bolivia has around 7,5 million inhabitants. The official language in Bolivia is Spanish, but there are communities, where the inhabitants still speak Quechua and Aymara. The life expectancy of Bolivians is 60 years for men, ...
  • Tipping Bolivia
    The basic pay of hotel and restaurant staff is meagre at best. You may not have a ready solution for the poverty affecting these countries, but the least you can do is to provide the ...
  • Weather and climate Bolivia
    Climate: In Bolivia, we will be travelling across the 3000 to 4000 metres high Altiplano. On this bare and dry plateau, temperatures can drop substantially, especially at night and during the Bolivian winter. The salt ...
  • Practical info
  • Electricity Bolivia
    In most places, 220 volts is customary. Power cuts occur now and then. In that case, hotels usually produce candles or oil lamps. A good torch is certainly useful, especially for evening walks. The abundance ...
  • Health Bolivia
    The following health information is a general text that applies to all our travellers in South America. Those who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare do not usually run into health problems. Food and drink: ...
  • Information for people at home Bolivia
    Make sure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away. You may fix a date when you will contact them again. Provide those picking ...
  • Luggage and clothing Bolivia
    On this trip we will stay in high places. Bring along warm clothing, such as a fleece sweater or jacket. By day, it will be mostly sunny, so thin, cotton clothes and shorts are indispensable ...
  • Money Bolivia
    The amount of spending money suggested, is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, local airport taxes and tips. The amount you actually need of course depends on your ...
  • Photographs Bolivia
    Bolivia is an extremely photogenic country. Unfortunately, not everyone likes to be photographed. The photographing or (video) filming visitor should realize that they cannot intrude into people’s lives without being asked. Always ask permission first ...
  • Safety Bolivia
    Theft does occur in the cities. A simple method to avoid pickpockets is to store money and important documents close to your body, ideally in a money belt. Have some pocket money ready, so you ...
  • Time differences Bolivia
    The time in Bolivia is GMT - 4 hours. ...

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