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Bolivia

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Overview

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.

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Articles

How to road trip South America

Here are the cheapest places to travel in South America 2017

Touring Bolivia’s Psychedelic Desert

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

5 things to know before traveling to Bolivia

13 hardest partying hostels in South America

US citizen guide to South American visas and reciprocity fees

[Daily dispatch] finally, flight upgrades for nice people

Walk the Salar

11 amazing sights from a Bolivian Salt Flat tour

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

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

What the Wrestling Cholita can teach us about discrimination in Bolivia

The best hangover foods around the world

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

12 signs you’ve become a true local in Bolivia

15 lesser-known ruins of the world

This timelapse of Chile and Bolivia is absolutely beautiful

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