Isla del Sol

Aside from being central to the Incan creation myth and a sacred place for ancient and modern indigenous people, Isla del Sol also happens to be one of the most beautiful places in Bolivia. We fell in love…so much so that if Bolivia was less than a 26 hour plane ride away, I think we … Continue reading Isla del Sol

Chola Wrestling in La Paz

Ok, so it turns out I was wrong. Chola wrestling is so wrong, it’s just wrong. Actually, I think it has potential, but will someone please tell me what they were thinking when they decided to make this an ALCOHOL FREE EVENT???????? WTF?Along with all the other gringos, we had front row seats so we … Continue reading Chola Wrestling in La Paz

La Fiesta de San Ignacio de Moxos

Yep, it’s official; we are all fiesta-ed out. We’ve had about as much processions, blaringly loud brass band music and bull riding that we can handle. The fiesta of San Ignacio de Moxos is the biggest in Bolivia’s Beni department so while in many ways it was the same as the fiesta in Magdalena, it … Continue reading La Fiesta de San Ignacio de Moxos

La Fiesta de Magdalena, Bolivia

From Trinidad we caught a bus north to Magdalena, a cute little town on the banks of the Rio Itonamas, with streets of fine red dust that gets stirred up with every passing moped and gets into your ears, up your nose and finds cracks and crevasses you didn’t know you had. We arrived five days … Continue reading La Fiesta de Magdalena, Bolivia

Bolivia: the good, the bad & the ugly

The GoodLos Bolivianos: Bolivians from the highlands come across as proud and aloof. They are happy to chat to you if you initiate conversation but there’s rarely the hard-sell or clamour to get your attention in the markets. I like that. The Diminutive: Bolivian Spanish sounds particularly cute and cuddly due to their love of … Continue reading Bolivia: the good, the bad & the ugly

Hiking Maragua Crater, Sucre

Thanks to a handy facebook link from a friend, we read an article in The Age about Condor Trekkers while we were still in Argentina and decided to check it out once we got to Sucre. The non-profit organisation was started by an aussie guy who went through two frustrating years of Bolivian bureaucracy before … Continue reading Hiking Maragua Crater, Sucre