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Landlocked Bolivia is a backpackers paradise – the cost of accommodation, food and entertainment here is much cheaper than the rest of South America. It’s also one of the most interesting and indigenous countries, although it’s also estimated that 64% of the population live below the poverty line.

Bolivia’s infrastructure is not built for tourists, getting around on the ground can be pricey. During wet season the roads can be difficult and the trains at night are usually considered worse than the buses. Opt for flights if you’re travelling long distances, and the bus network in Bolivia is cheap and plentiful.


Copacabana is a sunny little town up in the Andes blooming with red-tile roofs set on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

A boat trip to one of the islands in the middle of the lake is one of the most popular ways to experience Lake Titicaca.  And while the town itself doesn’t offer much in the way of entertainment, that’s all right because the lake is the highlight here, and it’s the only entertainment you’ll need.

Don’t overlook a trip to Tiahuanaco which is the ancient capital of pre-incan civilisation.

My Initial Thoughts…

Bolivia MapMy tourism and retirement targets are:

  • Lake Titicaca
  • Copacabana
  • La Paz

I don’t find Bolivia very appealing. I don’t think that it’s going to have the climate that I am looking for. Nor do I think that it’s got the locations that I am looking for.

However, if I do have time, I will pop in and have a look.

My focus is likely to be in the area in and around Lake Titicaca. This will bring La Paz into play.






The next stop in my journey will be Peru.

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