Death Road, Bolivia
“Mountain biking enthusiasts have made it a favourite destination for downhill biking since there is a 64-kilometre (40 mi) stretch of continuous downhill riding with only one short uphill section. There are now many tour operators catering to this activity, providing information, guides, transport, and equipment.
Nevertheless, the Yungas Road remains dangerous. At least 18 cyclists have died on the ride since 1998.” (Wikipedia)
Madidi National Park, La Paz/Bolivia
Madidi (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈðiði]) is a national park in the upper Amazon river basin located in the Northwest region of the Department of La Paz.
Established in 1995, Madidi is part of one of the largest protected areas in the world.
Ranging from the glacier-covered peaks of the high Andes Mountains to the tropical rainforests of the Tuichi River, Madidi and its neighbors are recognized as one of the planet’s most biologically diverse regions. In particular, Madidi protects parts of the Bolivian Yungas and Bolivian montane dry forests ecoregions.
The local people who have migrated here from the Andean highlands speak the Quechua language.” (Wikipedia)
Salar de Uyuni, Potosi/Bolivia
"Every November, Salar de Uyuni is the breeding ground for three species of pink South American flamingo: the Chilean, Andean and rare James’s Flamingos, their color presumably originating from feeding on pink algae.” (Wikipedia)
Quime, La Paz/Bolivia
"Quime is a small town in the La Paz Department in Bolivia situated southeast of the city of La Paz at the Khatu River. It is the seat of the Quime Municipality located in the Inquisivi Province.
The town lies between the mountains and the tropics. It has a large vegetation, mostly eucalyptus.” (Wikipiedia)
Evo Morales is presented the Tupac Katari Satelite, financed by China. The satelite will mean cheaper internet and telecomunication services for Bolivians.
Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
FOODPORN: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DISHES
We know the name looks weird and may even be hard to pronounce. But trust us, it’s far better tasting than it sounds. Made of pork ribs and potatoes smothered in a rich aji rojo sauce served over white rice, this rich, hearty dish was actually once considered a peasant food. It’s not anymore and you can typically find them in the Eastern Bolivian regions. We shared this humungous plate in the food hall at the Centre Market in Sucre.. for just under $3!!
By Gerard & Kieu from GQ Trippin
Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia. Mayor desierto de sal del mundo, superficie de 10.582 km2.
Bolivia Deploys the World’s Largest System of Cable Cars
This week officials in Bolivia gave a public preview of the country’s new gondola system, and it was impressive: With a length of nearly 7 miles threading through 11 stations, the cloud-kissing people-mover is set to become to world’s largest network of urban ropeways.
Bolivians piled into the system’s globular, cherry-red pods to take a giddy ride over the labyrinthine streets of La Paz. This ropeway is one of three planned for the network, which is being built by Austria’s Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. The hope is that when it’s completed later this year, the gondolas will ease some of the terrible congestion in the country’s urban areas. Together, the cars are estimated to be able to carry up to 18,000 people an hour.
La Paz - Bolivia
Arquitectura chola o Arquitectura “Transformers” - La Paz/Bolivia
Salar do Uyuni, Potosi/Bolivia