20 Apr10 Island in the Sun

Posted in History and Politics, Landmarks, Nature, Travel from Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia by Calina

Lake Titicaca straddles Bolivia and Peru and is the highest navigable lake in the world (with the funniest name). The largest island on the lake, Isla del Sol, is considered by ancient Incas and modern-day Quechuans and Aymarans, to be the birthplace of the first Incans. It is said that the sun god descended from the […] (Read More)

18 Apr10 Keeping The Peace

Posted in Activity, Culture, Food, History and Politics from La Paz, Bolivia by

The city of La Paz is a shock to the senses. At 3,660 meters above sea level, a simple flight of stairs takes a marathon effort, and the thick pollution that spews from the micros that scurry through the city leave you gasping for air. Despite the smoke, dirt and cold, La Paz still manages […] (Read More)

15 Apr10 Revering Pachamama

Posted in Activity, Art, Culture, Food from Tarabuco, Bolivia by Calina

We had heard from other tourists about the Sunday market in Tarabuco—supposedly the biggest in Bolivia. Jill and I decided to check it out and hopped into what the Bolivians call a “micro bus”, a van that appears smushed from both ends. These buses somehow hold up to 20 people with all of their belongings […] (Read More)