"Only a Brief Glimpse into This Culture" Bolivia by glabah
Bolivia Travel Guide: 2,261 reviews and 6,141 photos
My primary activity while visiting Bolivia was as part of a volunteer service team. Therefore, I didn't get to see too much of the countryside.
The flight I took landed first in La Paz, then went to Santa Cruz, and then returned back north.
La Paz was an amazing place, even without having left the aircraft. The elevation of the city itself is very high, but it depends on where you are in the city to give an exact elevation. However high it is, there are impressive mountains on the north side of the city that tower even higher, and the fact that the airplane didn't have to go through much of a descent from its cruising altitude in order to land in La Paz was enough to impress me.
Though I spent most of my time around the Santa Cruz area, our group did get taken into the hills a few times for various reasons. Once was a visit to the then-lesser-known community of Samaipata. I understand that today the place is nearly a tourist trap environment.
glabah's Related Pages
Bolivia Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "See-It-All Tour of Bolivia and Follow-up Trips"
- "A boiling country - Un pays en ebulition"
- "exciting quiteness"
- "Que Aventura!"
- "Bolivia - the secret heart of the Anden"
- "The Forgotten Country"
- "Bolivia: Not so obvious and that's nice"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Bolivia
- Hotels in Bolivia
- Transportation in Bolivia
- Nightlife in Bolivia
- Restaurants in Bolivia
- Shopping in Bolivia
- Warnings and Dangers in Bolivia
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Bolivia
- 1 Reviews
- 25 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 1 Cities
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (291)
Have you been to Bolivia?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Bolivia
Photos in BoliviaSee All Photos (25)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Seattle Intro, 181 reviews, 928 photos, 25 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Portland Intro, 166 reviews, 777 photos, 17 travelogues
- Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Intro, 29 reviews, 745 photos, 78 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tacoma Intro, 92 reviews, 424 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Victoria Intro, 73 reviews, 237 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Port Townsend Intro, 59 reviews, 229 photos, 3 travelogues
- Washougal Intro, 20 reviews, 265 photos, 23 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Salem Intro, 51 reviews, 233 photos, 5 travelogues
- Vancouver Intro, 54 reviews, 225 photos, 3 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Friday Harbor Intro, 57 reviews, 213 photos, 4 travelogues