After we crossed the border Bolivia-Peru without any problems, we arrived to Puno. Puno shares the Lake Titicaca and has their own very peculiar island: the islands of Uros. Their uniqueness is due to their construction. They have been created entirely with the buoyant totora reeds that grown abundantly in the shallows of the lake.…

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Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America. Lake Titicaca is held as a sacred site by the Incas. In the Incan creation myth, the god Con Tiqui Viracocha emerged from Lake Titicaca bringing some human beings with him. The…

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One of the main reasons we decided to include Bolivia in our South American adventure was because of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Come on, you’ve seen the pictures! All those backpackers taking pictures coming out of a Pringles can or being “eaten” by a dinosaur, or the -mostly Japanese- pictures with the perfect reflection of the…

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GENERAL FACTS OF BOLIVIA: AIRPORT: El Alto International Airport is the main airport, located in the capital city of La Paz. At an altitude of 4,061.5 m (13,325 ft), it is the highest international airport in the world, doing it justice to its name (“Alto” means high or tall in Spanish). CURRENCY: Bolivian Boliviano LANGUAGE: Bolivia…

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After a colourful and interesting drive from Havana to Varadero, we finally reached our Hotel, which was the Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas. We stayed here mainly because I was working at the Barcelo in Mexico and got a little bit of discount. It is a All-Inclusive resort, which is almost the norm in Varadero. I…

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