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Posts Tagged ‘Bolivia’

Inside The Candelaria Festival of Puno, Peru

  • Tyler Cole
  • 7 February 2011

Wandering around the streets of Puno packed with festival-goers in late January, I couldn’t help getting curious about the background of their venerated Virgin of the Candelaria. According to some, the Virgin of the Candelaria was a young lady whose spirituality protected the residents of Puno, Peru during an attack from Bolivia. To others, she…

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Top Five Carnival Celebrations Outside Brazil

  • WHL Group
  • 2 February 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a well-deserved reputation as host of the biggest Carnival celebration in the world. Nowhere else on earth is this gloriously wanton Christian holiday of feasting before fasting quite as grand in scale. In fact, all over Brazil, wild and massive celebrations compete for the Carnival spotlight. This makes it easy to forget that Carnival is celebrated with the same passion and gusto in many other parts of the world as well!

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Biking the World’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia

  • Alan Smithee
  • 14 January 2011

Originating at the 4,650-metre La Cumbra pass, the World’s Most Dangerous Road connects La Paz to northern Bolivia’s Amazon, descending through 69 kilometres (43 miles) of awe-inspiring rainforest scenery to arrive at the sleepy town of Coroico. The road itself is no wider than 3.2 metres at any stage and the lack of guardrails covering the 600-metre precipitous drops means that there is no room for error when negotiating its hairpin bends.

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Top Five Spiritual Travel Destinations

  • WHL Group
  • 10 December 2010

Spiritual travel runs the gamut of transcendental experiences, from traditional religious pilgrimages to yoga retreats and shamanic healing. The global religious travel market generates almost $20 billion per year and is growing fast, however, religious belief is not a prerequisite. An interest in the culture and history of the world’s most mystical places is reason enough to visit our top five picks of spiritual travel destinations.

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Bolivia’s Vast Salar de Uyuni Is a Savoury Addition to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 30 September 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Formed from an expanse of transformed, prehistoric lakes, Salar de Uyuni – the largest salt flat in the world – is a truly jaw-dropping sight. This completely unique geographic curiosity features prominently on the majority of Bolivian itineraries that allow travellers to make the most of their time and the gorgeous highlights.

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Autumn Activities: Getting a High from the Low Season

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 9 September 2010

As summer takes its final bow (or winter, depending on which end of the planet you’re standing), it’s easy to think of the months ahead as a bit of a barren travel wasteland. Please don’t! Not only are off-season holidays far from the madding crowd more relaxed and easier on the wallet, but they take advantage of milder temperatures for outdoor pursuits that can be not all that fun when it’s just too darn hot… or cold! Here we put the ‘off’ season myth to bed with a selection of what to do and where after summer’s curtain call.

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Photo of the Week: Hands of a Bolivian Boatbuilder

  • Mauricio Suarez (photo and text)
  • 7 February 2010

Pictured here are the hands of Mr. Demetrio Limachi who, at around 70 years old, is the only surviving brother of three that assisted Norwegian explorer and scientist Thor Heyerdahl in the construction of traditional South America vessels that were used in his famous adventures.

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