Category Archives: Bolivia

Mapping Bolivia’s Cordillera Real Trekking Routes

This upload is mostly an expansion of the map section from my introductory post on Trekking Bolivia’s Cordillera Real – Maps, Basic Info, and Planning Advice. It only deals with the maps available for trekkers keen on an independent walk down the … Continue reading

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Finding A Good Place To Pitch A Tent

When you’re on the move – hiking, mountaineering, canoeing – circumstances often dictate what small patch of the great outdoors you’ll be calling home for the night. Sometimes the sheer beauty of the spot convinces you to stop moving for the … Continue reading

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A Traveller’s Guide To La Paz, Bolivia

Previous Post: Getting Real High In Bolivia – La Paz, Lake Titicaca and the Cordillera Real There are lots of reasons to make a trip to Bolivia. Check out The Lonely Planet’s Bolivia guide-book and the following pop up as … Continue reading

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Bolivian Travels: Walking Through The Ruins of Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna

Previous Post: From Copacabana To Isla del Sol The night before we had walked up to the mirador – the scenic lookout on the island’s highest point. We then made our way back down to the Ecolodge La Estancia for … Continue reading

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Bolivian Travels: From Copacabana To Isla del Sol

Previous Post:  From La Paz to Copacabana and the Shores of Lago Titicaca 6:30  a.m. and we were all at breakfast; we left the Hotel Rosario about an hour later. Our destination – Isla del Sol and the Ecolodge La Estancia. … Continue reading

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Bolivian Travels: From La Paz to Copacabana and Lake Titicaca

My three-week Mountain Kingdoms trip (click here for the itinerary) did not begin well!  On Sunday afternoon before I first met the rest of the group at the Hotel Rey Palace in downtown La Paz I had a prix-fixe lunch at … Continue reading

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Photos of Photos – A Visit To La Paz’s Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore

It was the last room I visited on my way out of the Museum. Inside was a temporary exhibit of photographs of the people of La Paz from 100 to 125 years ago.  As I went in I asked the … Continue reading

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Cordillera Real Trek Day 5: Jistana Khota To the Upper Kelluani Valley

Previous Post: Day 4 – Chojña Khota To Rio Jallpa Below Jistaña Khota time: 7:40 to 1:35 distance: 7.5 km high point: 5064 m campsite: 4635 m kml file of GPS track for the day here A day of dramatic … Continue reading

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Trekking Bolivia’s Cordillera Real – Maps, Basic Info, and Planning Advice

Previous Post: Getting Real High in Bolivia – La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and The Cordillera Real Over the past decade, I have had the good fortune – as well as the time and fitness and available cash! – to trek and climb … Continue reading

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