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By Vivien Lougheed

A rustic with a smorgasbord of landscapes, Bolivia is a special vacation spot. Tropical jungles within the Amazon Basin cave in to attractive deserts within the altiplano. The Andes, with 4 of the world's optimum peaks, supply the superior mountaineering, mountaineering and caving in the world. Water covers 14 according to cent of the country's territory, together with attractive Lake Titicaca, the top navigable lake on the planet. all through, Bolivia is sprinkled with ruins of pre-Inca civilizations ripe for exploration. right here, Vivien Lougheed stocks her ardour for Bolivia, telling you in regards to the background, geography, panorama, hidden treasures and best highlights. entire history info - background, tradition, geography and weather - can provide a superior wisdom of every vacation spot and its humans. neighborhood chapters take you on an introductory travel, with stops at museums, old websites and native sights. locations to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; useful matters; tourism contacts - it is all the following! certain neighborhood and city maps characteristic jogging and riding excursions. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, mountain climbing, rafting, llama journeys and extra. by no means galloped alongside a seashore on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored old websites? "Adventure publications" contain vast lists of urged clothing stores, with all touch info - electronic mail, site, mobilephone quantity and site.

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The rhea lives as high as 11,500 ft/3,500 m and as low as 1,300 ft/400 m. It resembles an ostrich, minus the tail feathers, and stands just under seven ft/two m in height and weighs 45-60 lbs/20-25 kg. It eats insects, plants and small animals. The males sit on eggs laid by several females. The eggs take between 35 and 40 days to hatch and weigh just under two pounds/one kg. Hummingbirds can live up to 16,500 ft/5,000 m. Their body temperature drops from 102°F/39°C during the day to 27°F/15°C during the night and the heart rate drops from 1,200 beats per minute to 40.

The event, which took place mainly around the Plaza Murillo in La Paz, was quickly dubbed the “War of Taxation” by local media. The IMF wanted the Bolivian government to improve its credit rating by making interest payments on its loans. It suggested an income tax. Only about 1/8th of Bolivians earn wages, and most of these are civil servants, so the IMF wanted them to pay the tax. Unfortunately, the police are a big part of the civil service. On February 12, 2003, they went on strike and started marching toward the legislature.

When planting the totora reed, the roots are cut and placed in muddy water at the edge of a lake. It can be harvested for the first time after a year and three times a year after that. 5 m below the water line. Yareta trees grow in clusters at about 13,000 ft/4,000 m above sea level. Because of the high resin content in the leaves, they are used for fuel. A cactus called the jacha quiriu (huge stake) in Spanish (I was unable to find the English or scientific names) grows up to 33 ft/10 m in height and is used to make furniture.

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