Lesser Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (Part 2)

In the first part of this article I introduced you to Chiquitania, a fascinating region in Eastern Bolivia, that is still rather unknown and underrated. But being underrated might be a good thing: it is unspoiled by mass tourism and it preserves much of its authenticity. So hurry up and visit it before it getsContinue reading “Lesser Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (Part 2)”

Lesser-Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (part 1)

I have recently reached a goal I did not set for myself: travel to at least 30 countries before turning 30. And, man, I am so grateful! Yet after visiting so many places, there is one thing I have started to grow weary about: mass tourism! People’s sincere desire to discover the world and toContinue reading “Lesser-Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (part 1)”

Disgusting Food I Love

Normal people traveling: “Where can we find a nice restaurant where we can try good local food?” Italians traveling: “Where can we find pizza and pasta?” (sorry for stereotyping you, dear Italian readers, but you guys know this is not that far from the truth, after all) Me traveling: “Where can I get the weirdestContinue reading “Disgusting Food I Love”

What I’ll Miss About Bolivia and What I Won’t

After almost two years in Bolivia I’m preparing to leave in about 3 weeks. I love transitions and I’m excited for the new season that’s about to start, yet I know I will miss this country a lot. I usually try to see the good and the positive in everything, however I decided not toContinue reading “What I’ll Miss About Bolivia and What I Won’t”

I Touched the Sky – Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats during rainy season feels a bit like touching the sky. My heart beating, my soul breathing I found my life when I laid it down Upward falling, spirit soaring I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground Touch the Sky, Hillsong United My heart beating, my soul breathing…Continue reading “I Touched the Sky – Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia”

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA

I’ve been living in Bolivia for almost 2 years now, so if you ask me why you should visit it, I can come up with a bunch of reasons and say: “Trust me, I’m an expert!” But we’re trying to be humble down here! Jokes apart, Bolivia is an amazing and unique country and itContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA”

Mines, Satan and Thin Air

Mines, Satan and thin air are the first words that come to my mind when I think of Potosi, one of the highest cities in the world! Background Potosi is located in Southern Bolivia, it has around 200.000 inhabitants and it is located at an average altitude of 4067m (~13,300ft). Yes! That is high! IContinue reading “Mines, Satan and Thin Air”

5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People

Introverted, task oriented, punctuality freak, don’t-waste-my-time kind of guy. That was me, in a nutshell, when I first arrived in Bolivia, two years ago. This whole time I’ve been working with indigenous university students, mainly from the Chiquitano ethnic group, from lowland Bolivia. From the very beginning I was aware that I’m dealing with peopleContinue reading “5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People”

24 hours in La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz is breathtaking! Literally. The city is located at almost 4.000m (13.000 feet) above sea level and it’s all ups and downs, so if you fly in from sea level expect to feel dizzy, tired and out of breath, at least for the first day.  Also, your face might swell, so you will probably getContinue reading “24 hours in La Paz, Bolivia”

Santa Cruz: from the airport to the city center

Here is how you can get to downtown Santa Cruz from Viru Viru Int’l Airport, without spending too much money:  Take a trufi There is a trufi (public bus) running between Viru Viru Int’l Airport and downtown Santa Ctuz (Ex-terminal – 1st ring, close to La Ramada market). Hours: 5 am to 9 pm WhereContinue reading “Santa Cruz: from the airport to the city center”