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Salar de Uyuni

Crossing the Salar de Uyuni, the largest and highest salt lake in the world, is one of the great Bolivian trips. If you have to visit one thing in Bolivia, let it be this one. Standing amidst the more than 10,000 sq. km of expanse sea of blinding white crust, one loses all sense of perspective. It’s amazing!Crossing the Salar de Uyuni, the largest and highest salt lake in the world, is one of the great Bolivian trips. If you have to visit one thing in Bolivia, let it be this one.

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Surviving the World’s Most Dangerous Road on Bike

The so called “Most Dangerous Road in the World” or sometimes more bluntly, “The Death Road”, is a 61-kilometer road leading from La Paz to Coroico in Bolivia. It is notorious for the numerous death and accidents since its construction in the 1930s. The extreme drop-offs, mostly 3 meter single lane width with no guard rails made the road extremely dangerous, specially big vehicles. Also rain, fog and dust usually cloud the visibility.

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Silver Mine of Potosi

During 17th century Potosi was probably the most prosperous city in the world. This is mainly because of Cerro de Potosi hill, which was practically made of Silver. What I thought would be a cool experience of going inside an active mine, turned out to be a really sad experience.

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