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Bolivia

High in the Andes, a Humming Metropolis. Low on the Plains, an Old Way of Life

Relatively undeveloped compared with its neighbors, Bolivia is a destination off the beaten path, brimming with the rewards sure to attract the truly intrepid. Called “Tibet of the Americas,” Bolivia is situated below a plateau of the Andes mountains, over 11,000 feet above sea level. Oxygen-deprived visitors will notice locals chewing native coca leaves or making them into teas. The mild stimulant can be found in all of the teeming marketplaces of the country's capital, La Paz, and counters the effects of altitude sickness. Make time for a spectacular decent into the subtropical hamlet of Coroico: flanked by breathtaking vistas, a narrow trail winds its way from the blasted, arid Andes peaks nearly 12,000 feet down into its verdant folds. The 3,000-feet drop-off from the crude path has earned it the nickname “the World’s Most Dangerous Road.” The brave few who take a day-long mountain bike tour down the infamous highway will not soon forget the experience. The southern provinces offer less extreme thrills, their sleepy rural villages a mish-mash of indigenous culture and Spanish colonial influence: the smattering of ornate Catholic churches alone will delight art and history buffs alike.

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  • Dentro de sus fronteras actuales, Bolivia contiene el encuentro de las tres macro regiones más importantes de Sudamérica, que son Los Andes, La Amazonía y el chaco Guaraní. Sigue siendo el país menos poblado en proporción territorial y menos desarrollado del continente. Es la olvidada joya de Sudamérica, su centro geográfico, energético y cultural. El olvido y subdesarrollo –pesares que han obligado a la mitad de los bolivianos vivir fuera de su país- tiene sus curiosas ventajas. Ecológicamente, Bolivia es uno de los países menos devastados y mejor conservados del mundo. Conserva aún el 85% de su cobertura forestal originaria. El aislamiento del mar, repercutió en sus habitantes durante siglos, dificultando el contacto con el mundo exterior. Si se trata de exigir puntualidad, competitividad y profesionalismo, los bolivianos probablemente no sean los mejores. Pero el aislamiento ha traído la ventaja de que los bolivianos sean los latinoamericanos menos viciados y maleados del continente. La criminalidad en Bolivia es mínima, si comparamos con sus vecinos. La gente deja sus puertas abiertas, descuida sus pertenencias, y confía en sus amigos; algo que desafortunadamente ya no sucede en países como Brasil y Perú.
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  • La montaña Condoriri en la Cordillera Real, La Paz-Bolivia
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  • The official name was the Republic of Bolivia until February 2009, from the adoption of the new State Political Constitution, the new name is Plurinational State of Bolivia. Bolivia's current president is Juan Evo Morales Ayma... http://www.latebolivia.com/
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  • Bolivia one of the most biodiverse countries in the planet, ancient cultures at the Highlands of the Andes
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