Traveling the Rugged High Plains of Bolivia

Bolivia is occasionally referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, for its arid, high-altitude desert-like plateau, perhaps better expressed by its Spanish description altiplano. It is one of the most unfriendly inhabited environments on earth from shimmering Lake Titicaca, the only lake to give beginning to an empire, to the surreal Salar de Uyuni, the largest and highest salt lake in the earth – it is 20,000 SQ km of blinding white, absolutely flat nothingness.Bolivian People

Bolivia has also been called the Nepal of the Americas, for its Cordillera Real with virtually a thousand peaks soaring above 5,000 meters and matching just about anything the Himalayas has to offer in climbing and trekking, but with significantly fewer visitors.

The major attraction visitors have for Bolivia is its wild, unexplored all-natural splendor. The region, or the bigger aspect of it, lies off the beaten path; a huge wildness waiting to be explored and appreciated. This land-locked country at the heart and peak of South America presents outstanding trekking, especially close to Coroico and Sorata in the Cordillera Real. You can go to the Amazonian rainforests in its eastern areas by awe-inspiring airplane flights or by heart-stopping bus rides

Specific Treats

Some vacation corporations give the adventurous week long ice-climbing and biking excursions. Immediately after a day of coaching on the mountain bike, you take off on a mountain path ringed on the sides with 800-foot drops. If that doesn’t really do it for you, a different route will go by a segment with a 14,000-foot fall. The route takes you from the peak of the Chacaltaya Mountain and goes down into the impenetrable jungles of the Zongo Valley. A short break, and then you participate in another day of schooling prior to a two-day climb up Huayna Potosi, 1 of the tallest peaks in the entire world at 20,000 feet in peak elevation.

There is More to Do

Most areas of the region are remote, and can be accessed only by extended bus rides. Holidays lasting only a couple weeks would hardly be enough to take in all that should bUyuni Salt Flat Tour Boliviae seen. You might have to fly to other destinations. La Paz is the leap-off point for Bolivia’s sites. From the capital La Paz, you could travel north to the town of Tiahuanaco, which preceded the incredible  Inca Empire and even further north is Lake Titicaca. On the lake is the lovely Isla del Sol, in which legend states the Inca empire was born. You can also go down a terrifying but breathtaking highway to Coroico, a well-known vacation resort town in the sub-tropical Yungas valleys.
With more time, you could discover the distant corners of the Southern Altiplano. Colonial Potosi is stated to be the most fascinating of Bolivia’s towns and the location of the Spanish silver mines. Close by is the capital, Sucre, with its intriguing colonial architecture. Southwest of Potosi is Uyuni, which sets you off on a 3-4-day adventure to the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt lake. Continuing south, around the Chilean border, are deserts, volcanoes and multi-colored soda lakes covered with flamingoes. The south is also home to the vineyards of Tarija and the graveyards of dinosaurs. The Sajima National Park, close to the Chilean border, involves the highest peak in Bolivia.

East of La Paz, you escape the cold of the altiplano and go down the Amazon jungle to Brazil. The Torotoro Nationwide Park is packed with fossils, dinosaur footprints, caves and waterfalls, the serious vacation for those people who adore the unbeaten paths.

Bolivia’s latest attraction is the Chalalan Ecolodge, in the Madidi National Park, sits in the Amazon jungle. This is ecotourism in with a capital E, and the place has the largest biodiversity in the entire planet. There are more than three hundred types of birds, 1,200 butterfly species, monkeys, jaguar, tapir, caiman, and a plethora of other wildlife.Sajama and church in Bolivia

When to go

Bolivia’s streets are notoriously lousy, so you’ll want to plan around the rainy season from November to March if you want to check out the jungles. The Altiplano does not get a lot of rain, so timing is not as important although hiking trails can be muddy. June and July, the winter months, are colder but the nights are clearer, and these are the greatest months to take in the Salar de Uyuni. June to August are the busiest tourism months and hotels will be booked. The very best festivals (Carnival and Holy Week) occur in the course of the rainy season.

Preparing your excursion

Airlines are busiest from early December to mid-January and July to September. The most effective connections to La Paz are by means of Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires or Miami. The key metropolitan areas have their resorts, but absent from them, there are acceptable accommodations for every price range, which offer fantastic benefit – not magnificent but clean and well-liked with tourists.

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Adventuring in Peru

With an extended coastline, soaring mountains and an exotically suffocating part of the Amazon Rainforest within its edges, Peru is a place where experience lurks around every corner.machu-picchu-43387_1280

A Peru adventure holiday, which typically contains enjoying the great outdoors, is readily coupled with a Peru sightseeing holiday, as the two nearly go hand in hand.

Even when you take the train to Machu Picchu and after that the bus up to its point of entry, you will eventually be walking the holy ruins, savoring its regal setting, and more than probably climbing its most recognizable summit, Huayna Picchu. Visitors to Peru do not don Gore-tex garments and bring sturdy boots for nothing.

It is the predominating adventurer’s mindset that brings most visitors to Peru, and a Peru adventure journey is among the best interests not only in South America but in all the world.

Perhaps it’s due to the nation’s wonderful and friendly people who help to make everybody feel at home. Our exploration of Peru venture will include some of the possibilities, beginning with the coast, and moving east to the jungle.

lake-1359803_640Peru surfing is on the increase, specifically in the northern region of the country, and a few spots can be enjoyed all year round. Other famous surfing beaches in northern Peru may be located at Mancora and Chicama, among others.

Piura could be the greatest city to base yourself in for surfing tours. South along the shore to the capital city of Lima, those planning an adventure in Peru should consider trying paragliding.

Since you’re probably going to stay in Lima for a minimum of one day, you may take to the skies from Costa Verde, that is a seaside area near the neighborhood of Miraflores. Much like surfing, Peru diving is getting more popular, and it too can be enjoyed all year round. You can book scuba lessons and tours from towns like Tumbes, Lima, Ica and even Arequipa.

Speaking of Arequipa, only that could rival Cusco for best Peru towns for adventure travel to Peru. Both Cusco and Arequipa are great places to organize either rock climbing or trekking tours.love-couple-336137_640

Only around 100 miles from Arequipa is the regal Colca Canyon, and treks into and around it may be part of the Peru adventure vacation.

The most famous of Peru treks is based in the southeast area of the country. Portions of the trail can be very adventurous, and with the surrounding Andean peaks and an end reward like Machu Picchu, it is hard to imagine a much better walk existing anyplace on the planet.

 

 

 

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Art in the Possibilities

As humans, we have great potential.  There is art in our possibilities. Art in our design. Art in our dreams. And there is art at the very core of who we are and what we do.

We are amazing by design.

Every day old records are being are being obliterated and new ones established.

Every day technology has new breakthroughs that will save lives, revolutionize the world as we know it, and expand the potential in our futures.

Every day somebody discovers something new about their potential.

And every day we are surrounded by the world that makes its own marks and paints its own pictures.

There is no better time to find the beauty in what you do and who you are than right now.

Discover your uniqueness.  Discover your individuality. Embrace it.  Share it.

Be inspired and be an inspiration.

It’s not about doing great things, its about being a great you!

Conforming to societal norms is all about killing individuality and creating a flock of mindless “Sheeple” that will do as they are told.

Each of us is different and should be embraced as such.

Be You.  Be Real.  Be Wonderful!!!

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