Bolivia

Home to 10 million, Bolivia is a highly diverse country, with two main prevalent indigenous populations, Quechua and Aymara, as well as many people of Spanish and other European descent. It also has a broad variety of landscapes, from jungle to highlands. There is access to the Andes, salt flats in the southwest, the Pantanal and its Amazon basin connection, and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world (which it shares with Peru). Bolivia is one of the least expensive places to visit in South America, and as such, sees a large contingent of backpackers.

During Carnival, Oruro is filled with traditional dancing and masks that occupy the streets for days. Near La Paz, visitors can rent a mountain bike and ride down the “Most Dangerous Road in the World.”

Matador’s got articles on the indigenous languages of Bolivia, hiking, climbing, ideas about how to spend your next Carnival, and expat life in Bolivia.

To find out about some of the languages you could learn, how to access the Salar de Uyuni, and even what the Bolivian cure for a hangover is, have a look at some of the articles below.

Bolivia Articles
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11 amazing sights from a Bolivian Salt Flat tour

by Vincent Croos
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Touring Bolivia’s Psychedelic Desert

by Hal Amen
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21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates
3

5 things to know before traveling to Bolivia

by Flora Baker
9

13 hardest partying hostels in South America

by Josh Heller
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US citizen guide to South American visas and reciprocity fees

by Eileen Smith
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Is Bolivia a sign that Latin America’s ‘pink tide’ is turning?

by Simeon Tegel

WATCH: climate change just turned Bolivia’s second largest lake into a desert

by Emma Thieme

What the Wrestling Cholita can teach us about discrimination in Bolivia

by Carlo Alcos
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The best hangover foods around the world

by Eva Sandoval
1

The pope is open to trying cocaine’s key ingredient in Bolivia

by Simeon Tegel
2

12 signs you’ve become a true local in Bolivia

by Paula Veselovschi
33

15 lesser-known ruins of the world

by Hal Amen

This timelapse of Chile and Bolivia is absolutely beautiful

by Matt Hershberger
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14 legendary natural wonders of South America

by Hal Amen

Biker tries to BASE jump off Bolivia’s Death Road…crashes horribly but survives [vid]

by David Miller
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On the culture of the mines in Potosí, Bolivia

by Rosanna Bird
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12 places where you will feel absolutely dwarfed by nature

by Hal Amen
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