Do you know there are just two landlocked countries in South America? And Bolivia is one of them with Paraguay being another popular destination. It is an amazing place with a really interesting culture and history for inquisitive minds, spectacular landscapes for nature-lovers. The fabulous landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Desert and Bolivian Andes are so alluring that it would certainly make you feel that you are in Iceland, the most beautiful country in the world. But if we discuss its norms and living conditions, it can be a hard place to adjust in. It is not something that we are used to and in case you are not a person who travels frequently, you need to keep some things in mind. So prepare yourself for your trip to Bolivia by reading the tips below.
VISIT THE REALLY TOURISTIC DESTINATIONS
It often happens that when we visit any new place, we become curious to go places that are not quite popular by taking the off beaten path, especially to avoid crowds. But we recommend you to not follow this culture in Bolivia. We are saying so because Bolivia is not a place that remains overcrowded by tourists. So even its most popular attractions become great options to pick. One such place includes the salt desert popularly called Salar de Uyuni. You can reach the place by taking an overnight bus ride from La Paz or Sucre. Even a short flight can be an expensive yet convenient option. Try to invest a minimum of 3 days for this trip. It is truly fascinating.
CATCH A LOCAL FESTIVAL
To have an unforgettable experience of your lifetime, do consider attending one of its local festivals. The carnivals of Bolivia are quite fun and popular. The one in Oruro is the main one of the country while other spectacular ones include Entrada de Guadalupe in Sucre. You can find plenty of them if you do thorough research and match up your dates according to it. The events are something you would enjoy and cherish. They offer amazing dances, festivities with colorful traditional costumes. You can enjoy a parade for free or get an assigned seat by paying some small amount to get a more great experience.
ENJOY DELICIOUS FARE WITH CARE
We generally recommend enjoying delicious cuisine whenever you visit a place while exploring its diverse dishes but here in Bolivia, the case is different. No doubt, some of the dishes are quite flavorsome, but the hygiene of the place is something you need to take care of. You can encounter some or the other problem. It may be due to the way they handle their food, or maybe because of the water that does not boil at the same temperature. So the best way to handle this problem is to eat at the most popular and recommended places while making sure that the food is properly cooked.
FORGET YOUR EXPECTATIONS
As we have said before it is not the same in bolivia as in the rest parts of the world. It can be quite challenging to adjust to the place. So the best way to tackle the place is to lower your expectations. Have a smooth and enjoyable trip by going this way. We are not asking you to lower it regarding the country but the norms that are practiced. For example, if you order a salad and they served it chopped then don’t question, just enjoy it.
ADJUST TO THE ALTITUDE
The place guarantees you with stunning views but this all comes at a price. Prepare beforehand to keep yourself away from altitude sickness. Bolivia has some places that are quite high above sea level. Consider, La Paz, it is one of the highest cities in the world and the Bolivian airport, it is something 4000 meters above the sea level. make sure you know everything in advance and prepare yourself accordingly. But if you don’t have any issue regarding it then you are free to move anywhere.