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Ten Ways To Enjoy What Bolivia Has To Offer

Feb 18, 2008
Bolivia is one of the countries in South America. This landlocked country, being surrounded by Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile (famous vacation spots), has come to know its own shares of tourists and vacationers who want to experience what Bolivia has to offer. Because of this, tourism has become one of the country's main sources of income, and to know of ways to enjoy this country, here are ten things you should do once in Bolivia.

1.) Wine and dine.

Of course, you will not go to a country and not taste their native foods. Once you are in Bolivia, do not forget to taste their empanada salteņa, lomo montado, and picante de pollo. These are just some of the native dishes that Bolivia is proud to offer.

2.) Take mementos of your stay.

Because this is such a beautiful country to visit, do not forget to take pictures. There are so many vacation spots that you can visit, each one of them offering the perfect view to take pictures of. So, do not forget your trusty camera.

3.) Go on tours.

Like in any other country famous for its vacation spots, there are a lot of places to visit and see in this country. The most famous places that these tours go to are the La Paz and Lake Titicaca. You should also go on a tour of Sucre and Potosi.

4.) Go on Bolivian activities.

This is a great way to immerse yourself in Bolivian nature and enjoy its breathtaking scenery as well. The most popular activities are trekking and jungle tours. You can also go mountaineering or skiing as well.

5.) Get to know the people and their culture.

Visit the shops and stores in Bolivia. Walk along the famous streets in Bolivia and feel what it is like to be a part of their culture. This is a great way to meet new friends in Bolivia and also a fun way to know about their daily lives.

6.) Go shopping.

You can always shop for your souvenirs in Bolivia's gift shops and little stalls. In here, you will find many woodcarvings that your family will enjoy. You can also purchase jewelries they made as well as other handicrafts like their alpaca blankets, which are also good souvenirs.

7.) Know the holidays in Bolivia.

Nothing is so much better than going to Bolivia when there is a festival going on. One of the famous festivals in Bolivia is the Festival of the Gran Poder, which is a religious festival, and where you will also get to enjoy a street party in La Paz. You can also visit Bolivia during the Alasitas Fair, an event so colorful and so full of people filling in the streets to buy miniature of things that they want.

8.) Visit the town squares.

By walking along the town squares, you will get to appreciate more the country of Bolivia. These town squares are full of street fairs that sell a lot of native products such as ponchos and charangos. This is a great way to get to know the locals and their culture.

9.) Visit museums.

Of course, Bolivia has its own museums that feature a lot of their heritage and culture. By visiting museums, you will learn about the rich history of Bolivia as well as appreciate more the richness of its culture. Some famous museums are the National Museum of Archeology and National Museum of Art.

10.) Relax and enjoy your stay.

There are so many beautiful hotels in Bolivia, and you can easily look for them online and book your stay online, too. If you get tired visiting all the places Bolivia has to offer, then sit back and relax. Imagine eating a fine Bolivian cuisine on your balcony and enjoying the glorious sight of Bolivia below?
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/bolivia to view or share Bolivia travel videos.
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