The landlocked country of Bolivia hasn’t been on my list of places to visit for very long, but after reading about it over the last few years, it’s moving its way up. Its stunning landscapes are one of the reasons why I wish to head there, but over time, I have found several more reasons that draw me to this country.
El Camino Morte
Yungas Road is known to most as Death Road because it is the most dangerous road in the world. But it is one of the main reasons I wish to visit Bolivia. After reading about and looking at pictures of what it entails, I cannot see myself visiting this country and not going on the most deadly road in the world. That being said, I refuse to go down it in a bus or a car, instead, I plan on taking a bike tour. While still dangerous, I’m sure, I feel that if I am in control on a bike, that I will be able to take on this adventure.
Salar De Uyuni
It was almost as if it was love at first sight, the bright blue skies set behind an almost glowing white ground. Bolivia’s salt flats have been on my radar for some time now, and each time I see another photo, the more I long to visit them myself.
This is the main town on shores of Lake Titicaca, a place I long to visit on both the Peru and Bolivian sides. It is supposed to be a good town to wander around, and situated on the lake, it seems absolutely charming. I imagine it would be the perfect place to relax after some time traveling on the roads of South America.
As if the scenery isn’t enough to draw me to the world’s highest capital city, the history here is rich and there are many cultural centers and museums to explore. It’s also a good starting place to see the rest of Bolivia and venture into Peru. But, what I love most are the endless pictures I’ve seen of the city’s skyscrapers draped in clouds and surrounded by mountains.
El Cristo De La Concordia
Thanks to Bassel & Ariane of 2 Digital Nomads, I now know that this is the largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world, yes, even bigger than Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. I had no idea this statue even existed, but like the Redeemer, is accessible by cable car and was apparently modeled after the famous statue himself. The views from this location appear equally spectacular.
If you have any other suggestions or advice to offer as far as Bolivia is concerned, I would love if you left me a comment below.