How to Spend Two Incredible Days in Copacabana and Isla del Sol, Bolivia

Visiting Isla del Sol in Bolivia was certainly one of our most unforgettable travel experiences in South America. This place is special for two reasons: First, Isla del Sol is believed to be the birthplace of the Incas so there’s an undescribable mystique in the air. Secondly, from here you can enjoy stunning, serene and less crowded views of Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world. If you’re backpacking in South America, you’ll probably come across the…
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5 Reasons Why We Loved La Paz + Best Things to Do

To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would love La Paz, especially after having already visited Uyuni Salt Flats and Sucre earlier on our trip in Bolivia. My assumption was that La Paz was a huge and crowded city and not particularly relaxed one (actually quite the opposite). However, after spending 4 full days there, I can honestly say La Paz is a unique and fascinating city that is definitely worth the time. It is quite chaotic but at the…
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5 Things You’ll Actually Want to Do in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

When planning a Bolivia trip, you may come across traveler comments like “there’s not much to see and do in Santa Cruz” or  “Santa Cruz is not the real Bolivia”. We read those comments too, but rather than deter us from going, we grew curious and decided to add it to our Bolivia itinerary right after Sucre. Read more: A Complete Travel Guide to Sucre, Bolivia On this blog post, I share the highlights of our 4-day stay – hopefully…
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A Guide to Traveling and Learning Spanish in Sucre, Bolivia

As you’re planning a Bolivia itinerary, you’ve probably read that Sucre is one of the most popular places (in all of South America) to learn Spanish. If you like the idea of taking a Spanish course while getting to know the culture and history of Bolivia, but you’re not sure what to expect – this article is for you. After visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats and Potosi, we arrived in Sucre wanting to spend a week resting and to experience…
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5 Reasons to Visit Potosi in Bolivia

Nowhere else in South America have we felt more emotional than in Potosi. A source of immense wealth for the Spanish has resulted in an equally immense pain for the indigenous population. This mixed legacy remains clearly on display in this unique Bolivian city and undoubtedly, no understanding of South American history can be complete without visiting Potosi. And only to imagine that we would have skipped the city altogether if not for it being conveniently located on our way…
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Most Romantic Destinations for Couples Backpacking in South America

South America has some of the most romantic destinations in the world, especially for those adventure & nature lovers. During our 4-month backpacking trip in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia, we visited a few places that really stood out as the perfect getaway for couples – whether it’s for the breathtaking views, the stunning architecture or the laid-back atmosphere. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are my top 5 most romantic destinations for those backpacking as a couple in South…
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Our Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Tour from Atacama with Cruz Andina

Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia is a major destination for any traveler visiting South America and deciding the best way to see it is probably one of the most common struggles (we’ve been there!). For us, we had already planned to stay in Atacama Desert (Chile) and chose to take a one-way tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni Salt Flats. It turned out to be the best way to see the salt flats and also explore the…
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