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

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 in areas of HIGH altitude. Places such as Tibet, Nepal, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru are Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: How to deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels

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 same. I’ve worked in a fair few Irish Pubs down the years and I love Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels[…]

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

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 today to La Paz in Bolivia for a spicy, spicy hot curry! OK here goes Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Failing To Finish The World’s Hottest Curry in La Paz, Bolivia[…]

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

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 and Peru. Primarily however we call it Bolivian. The border is particularly lacking in security Read more about World Borders: How to get from Bolivia to Peru (at Desaguadero)[…]

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

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. I just LOVED the whole quirkiness of lofty La Paz. It’s a city like no Read more about Backpacking in Bolivia: My Top 5 Things to do in La Paz[…]

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

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 end I loved it and went back for more. It’s a refreshing drink, which you Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Mocochinchi in Bolivia at the Markets in La Paz[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Wild Rover, La Paz: The Highest Irish Pub in the World!

I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to actually write about my trip to the Wild Rover in La Paz, Bolivia, also known as the world’s highest Irish Pub. And it’s official. I have also been to Paddy Flaherty’s in Cuzco which claims to be the highest (and many others in Peru and Bolivia do), Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Wild Rover, La Paz: The Highest Irish Pub in the World![…]

The Blair Witch Project: Mercado de Hechiceria/ Witches Market, La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz is a stunning city. Situated at an extreme altitude, and seemingly built endlessly in the middle of mountains, the city is also an extremely busy one. But one that oozes culture and ropes you in. I loved La Paz, and even stopped there twice on my trip round South America. A must visit Read more about The Blair Witch Project: Mercado de Hechiceria/ Witches Market, La Paz, Bolivia[…]