Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Buckle up and get ready to embark on a journey to Bolivia, the land where the sky is bluer than a Smurf’s butt, the mountains are higher than a giraffe’s legs, and the culture is as rich as a Bolivian’s hot chocolate.
From the world’s largest salt flats to the highest capital city, We’ve got it all covered. But beware, our street food is so good it might just steal your heart (and taste buds). So what are you waiting for.? Let’s hop on the crazy train to Bolivia and see what this country has in store for us!
Surprising Facts about Bolivia
1. Bolivia is a true melting pot of cultures, with an impressive 37 official languages spoken throughout the country.
2. La Paz, Bolivia, was the first South American city to get an electricity supply and was powered by none other than llama dung. The Bolivians took the phrase “powering through” to a whole new level.
3. San Pedro prison in Bolivia is like no other, where inmates rent their own cells, live with their families, charge tourists for tours, and at one point, they produced almost all the cocaine in Bolivia. It’s like a mini-city behind bars.
4. The Western world’s love for quinoa has made it so expensive that the people in Peru and Bolivia, where quinoa is originally from, can no longer afford it. Talk about a cruel irony.
5. The average woman in Bolivia, Indonesia, and Guatemala are so short that she would be considered a dwarf by Western standards (4’10” or under).
Awesome Facts about Bolivia
6. There’s a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt, complete with salt beds and chairs. It’s like sleeping in a giant bag of pretzels.
7. There’s a limestone cliff with over 5,000 dinosaur footprints in Bolivia, with many dating back 68 million years. It’s like a Jurassic Park of tracks.
8. “Tinku” is a festival in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight. It’s a Bolivian Aymara tradition where men and women from different communities will meet and begin the festivities by dancing. And then, the men proceed to fight each other. It’s like a Bolivian version of the Hunger Games.
9. Bolivia was named after Simon Bolivar, a military leader who led several South American countries to independence. Without him, it would be called “Boring-via.”
10. Bolivia has had more than 190 revolutions and coups since it became independent in 1825. Talk about a country with a turbulent history.
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