10 Interesting Facts About Bolivia

This beautiful landlocked country is often over looked by visitors to South America in favour of its more colourful and better developed neighbours. But for the fascinating culture alone, Bolivia is well worth a visit.

The country has enough idiosyncrasies to drive you mad but I say this not to put you off, rather to forewarn you and encourage you to go. After all the challenge is all part of the experience in this country.

Here’s 10 interesting facts about Bolivia that you need to know before you go.


1. Prepare for altitude sickness

Most of Bolivia’s top places to visit are well over 2500m above sea level. The capital La Paz stands at 3500m, Sucre at 2750m and Uyuni at 3656m.

Flying in will give you the biggest shock to your system as the main airport of El Alto is even higher at 4000m. Travelling overland will be slightly …