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Journey To Bolivia Essay

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Journey to Bolivia

Are you the type of person who loves to travel to distant lands and go on extravagant adventures? If so, there exist a land of rich culture and a journey of a lifetime. Bolivia, in the heart of South America, has attracted tourist seeking adventures in the high Andes Mountains as well as deep in the Amazon Rainforest. Known for its culture that is traced back to the ancient Incan people, Bolivia is a land of mystery and hidden secrets awaiting to be uncovered. A trip to Bolivia is a trip of a lifetime!
Probably the most notable feature the country has is the Andes Mountain Range. The mountain chain makes up about 28% of the nation’s land, and is home to a few world ...view middle of the document...

The Salar de Uyuni contains 50-70% of the world’s lithium reserves, which is currently being extracted. It is also home to a variety of pink flamingos and home to the Salt Hotels, hotels for tourist made entirely of salt. After it rains and the water sits on top of the salt, it cause a mirror effect reflecting the skies on the ground. According to the Aymara legend, the mountains Tunupa, Kusina, and Kusku, the mountains which surround the Salar, used to be giant people. The legend goes on to say that Tunupa married Kusku, but Kusku grabbed Kusina and ran away. Tunupa was devastated and while breast-feeding her son, her tear and milk were mixed together thus forming the Salar. Tunupa to this day is considered a deity to the locals of the area and argue that the Salar de Uyuni should be named “Salar de Tunupa” in her honor.
Let’s us travel further south into the country and away from the Andes. We can see that a majority of the nation is covered by a rainforest, and it just so happens to be that this rainforest is the one and only Amazon Rainforest. The Rainforest and tropical areas of Bolivia make up about 60% of the nation’s territory. In this area we find a variety of plant life, as well as animals and fishes. One of the most visited places in this area is the Parque Machia, located right outside of the city Villa Tunari in the Cochabamba department. This area is well known for its monkey...

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