Globe Trekker

Season 1 Episode 7

Bolivia

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Bolivia is a country of unique qualities. Unpredictable and extreme, it needs no embellishment to entice visitors. landlocked between Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, it has managed to escape mainstream tourism, quietly retaining its mystery. Globe Trekker Ian Wright explores Bolivia, finding that one of the poorest countries in South America is also one of the richest in culture and landscape. His journey begins on Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake where he visits the Island of the Sun, the legendary birthplace of the Incan Empire. En route to teh capital La Paz, he stops off in Copacabana and witnesses the blessing of the cars, a Christian ceremony with roots in Incan tradition. His travels then take him on to Sucre and Tarabuco before reaching the mining centre of Potosi and the salt flats of Uyuni. After spending the night at the Palacio de Sal, a hotel incredibly sculpted entirely from salt, he attends the Fiesta of San Miguel in Uncia. Returning to La Paz by bus he joins a group cycling to Coroico in the lush Yungas refion. Ian's journey ends with a trek to Huayna Potosi, one of the spectacular Andean peaks that overlook the capital city.moreless

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