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Tuesday’s Travel Problems: How to deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

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Today on my ongoing series of Tuesday’s Travel Problems, I look at altitude sickness and the best ways to avoid it, deal with it and get through it. Altitude sickness is also known as soroche. It is common of course …

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Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels

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It’s a post I was meant to write about 2 years ago to be honest, but never got round to it. In the hope I’d find better Irish Pubs than these 5. But I haven’t so the list remains the …

Friday’s Featured Food: Failing To Finish The World’s Hottest Curry in La Paz, Bolivia

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So we don’t always succeed in life and here was a lesson that although I love spicy food, I simply don’t have a big appetite and therefore didn’t get my free t-shirt, in this instance. Friday’s Featured Food takes us …

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Salar De Uyuni Tour Part 15 – Hot Springs (Termas De Polques) at Dawn

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Onto Part 15 of the Salar De Uyuni tour in Bolivia…The rocky terrain continued as the sun rose over south western Bolivia and I had perked up a bit. I still don’t know if it was altitude sickness or just …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Pique A Lo Macho, Potosi, Bolivia

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Today we’re back in Bolivia with their superb dish known as “Pique a lo macho”. I had never heard of it until I stepped foot in Bolivia. But having had it a few times in the country I loved it, …

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World Borders: How to get from Bolivia to Peru (at Desaguadero)

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In my series on World Borders, I report on my trips across many of the borders on this planet. This time it’s a relatively unusual one, as the name of the town, Desaguadero officially sits in both the countries Bolivia …

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Backpacking in Bolivia: My Top 5 Things to do in La Paz

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My trip to La Paz in Bolivia ranks highly (pun intended) when it comes to thinking about the most inspiring cities I’ve been to. La Paz is the world’s highest capital city, and therefore is also the capital of Bolivia. …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Mocochinchi in Bolivia at the Markets in La Paz

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I had never heard of Mocochinchi before arriving in Bolivia in 2010. In fact, it was only my curiosity while walking round the streets of La Paz that I decided I had to buy one and try it. In the …

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