From Rough Guides: Top 10 Countries to Visit
With annual visitor numbers barely reaching a million, it’s safe to say the world has yet to discover Bolivia. Make 2017 the year you explore one of South America’s most overlooked destinations.
Trekking through the astounding biodiversity of the Bolivian Amazon, blazing through the surreal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni or climbing craggy mountains blanketed in snow – all these unforgettable experiences come crowdless and remarkably cheap.
October also marks fifty years since the death of national [highly questionable calification! this “hero” invaded my country and killed Bolivians, he is only regarded as such by the demagogue coca grower who functions as president … ] hero Che Guevara, whose last steps can be retraced along the “Che Trail”.
But if there’s one thing not to miss in 2017, it’s the rising tide of La Paz’s wrestling Cholitas.
This is a movement through which Aboriginal women have taken back a once derogatory term in the name of self-empowerment, battling against gender roles, discrimination and male machismo one thespian match at a time.
While on the whole you’ll find a renewed sense of vigour driven by growing national prosperity, keep in mind that Bolivia has faced some serious droughts as of late. It’s important to travel in as sustainable a way as possible, and there’s a plethora of ecofriendly initiatives to help minimize your footprint.