Bolivia is a fairly large, landlocked country in western South America that was previously a part of the famous Incan Empire. These days, Amerindians make up a sizable proportion of the country, infact the different native tribes together make up just over half the population and the country is proud of its history and culture.
The first thing I noticed was its relative poverty when compared to its neighbours, although it is a country with a growing economy. Bolivia has a number of unique landmarks and attractions, La Paz, which is the seat of the government, is one of the city '7 wonders' as it is built over 3000m above sea level. Further south are the famous Salt Flats, or Salars in Uyuni, a landscape unlike anywhere else on the planet.
In this article I have included a selection of my favourite photo's that I took in the country, pictures that I think can give you a feel for Bolivia, its culture and its attractions.
Travel advice for Sikhs
There are no Sikh specific issues when travelling into Bolivia. Travel is actually uncomfortable no matter how you look. You need a yellow fever vaccination and associated certificate in order to enter the country (although mine wasn't checked) and you need to ensure that you get both entry and exit stamps as immigration officials will use the smallest pretence to get money from you.
The roads are quite bumpy, local airlines are small with delays and cancellations a daily occurrence and coaches are relatively basic. But there is a charm of travelling in such conditions that adds to the experience.
Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia
Lookout point, El Alto/La Paz, Bolivia
Street market, Uyuni, Bolivia
Train cemetery, Uyuni, Bolivia
Salt Hotel, Uyuni, Bolivia
Dakar Rally monument, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Flag of nations, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Perspectives, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Convoy, Incahuasi Island, Bolivia
British Sikh, born in the Midlands, based in London, travelling the world seeing new cultures.