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4 Days In Bolivia – The Pachamama In All Her Beauty

August 12, 2017 | By  

During 3 months, I had the chance to explore several countries in South America. It was my first backpack trip, from Peru to Brazil. I will present the part I liked the most: the Altiplano in southern Bolivia. It was freaking amazing, unique, and it’s definitely worth it!

Whenever I’m out in the desert I feel so tiny compared to the vast open spaces, giant mountains and billions of stars. I love the big spaces, its complete silence, the solitude, and the disconnection that procures the desert. Believe me, it is almost impossible to stay connected to email, social media, and work because you’re too busy adventuring and enjoying the beauty of nature. It’s my favourite way to disconnect so far.

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Multicolour lakes, geysers, volcanoes, wildlife, la Pachamama (Earth Mother) is definitely showing herself in all her beauty!

Bolivian transports can be tricky.

Valley of the rocks – the volcanic bombs desert

It was a world apart from anything I’ve ever seen before.

Laguna Roja (the red lagoon)

Another alien landscape

The laguna verde – close to the Chilean border, at the foot of the volcano Licancabur

The llama, one of the symbol of the Altiplano

¡The vicuña were almost hunted to extinction during colonial rule

I get to watch this peaceful scenery of flamingos feasting in the shallows.

Mining heritage

The train cemetery

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Emily has worked for a variety of technology-focused publications over the years , she also writes about tech, culture, crime, and the economy .

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