Bolivia is the known to the world as the land of quinoa, the pious Jesuit missionaries, and the salt flats that look like mirrors of the sky. It is also becoming a popular tourist destination especially to those who are more adventurous and want to go beyond Peru, Brazil, or Argentina.
So what are you going to do when you visit Bolivia? Here are a few:
- Enjoy Santa Cruz.
Do you know how the locals celebrate life and its mysteries in Bolivia? They do it in Santa Cruz. Bolivia’s most prosperous city, Santa Cruz offers a lovely tropical climate and a bustling commercial district, and is home to both modern and traditional cultures. This is where you can dine at international restaurants and party all night, and as well roam around the colonial structures during the day.
- Witches Market.
Another activity that you shouldn’t miss out when you visit Bolivia is the witches market. This market offers a lot of entertainment-you can sit down and have your palms read by a fortune teller, look for special oils and charms that will bring you good luck, or simply shop for souvenirs. It’s also one of the best places where you can learn more about pre-colonial Bolivian legends.
- The Coca Museum.
Located at the heart of La Paz is the Coca Museum. This gallery features the traditional and modern ways the locals use coca, a kind of plant whose leaves are rolled and chewed as a form of gum. Well, this is one way the locals did to fight off high altitudes and even poverty. The museum then tells the story of how the leaves shaped Bolivian culture to what it is today.