Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... [read more]
Date: April 20th 2009
It's been a while since we wrote... but here's from leaving Arequipa at the start of January and going into Bolivia.
CopacabanaWe stopped off for a few days in Copacabana. It's a lovely little town on the lake and the closest thing to a beach town that there is in Bolivia (although it's best not to mention that as it's a sensitive subject). We went to the famous Isla del Sol whic ... read more