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Today's newspaper carries a report that YF vaccination certificates will be checked for foreign travellers at border crossings
http://www.paginasiete.bo/sociedad/2017/2/13/salud-caso-fiebre-amarilla-origino-zona-selvatica-127139.html
This follows a case in the lowland area of northern La Paz. Spanish speakers may be struck, as I was, by the emphasis on a foreign traveller being affected and there being no local cases.
It might be prudent to assume that Bolivian border officials will be more…

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Hello,

I am planning on doing the 3d/2n Huayna Potosi climb this week. I have a fair bit of trekking experience, but have never climbed anything this high. Having looked online and around La Paz it appears that Climbing South America seems like the most professional organisation with the most qualified guides. However they are charging significantly more than other operators (Bs 1400 vs Bs 1000 for High Camp Lodge).

Does anyone have any experience with them? Is the extra cash worth it or are…

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There are rumors, that all trains between Villazon and Oruro are suspended until end of the year because of maintenance. Even on the homepage of FCA there is an announcement, but without any infomation about time, period or beginning-date. I planed to take the train in october. So can anybody confirm (or better not .. )

By the way. Espresso del Sur runs on saturday? On FCA Homepage they say sunday instead of saturday. Did they change recently?

Thanks a lot for help.

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Hi all,
This is probably the hundred topic opened regarding altitude sickness, but nevertheless I'd still like to hear your advice. I'm goin from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama by bus and was thinking to stay there for 2 nights, before starting my Uyuni tour. Do you think this would be OK to aclimatize? Of course it depends to person to person, but in general... would 2 nights be OK before starting the tour? After Uyuni I want to head to La Paz.

Any good reliable company is also more than…

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Hi, we are a couple in our 30s going in bolivia for less then 2 weeks in july. My boyfriend is with me for 11 days and I would stay for 7 more days (then leaving to Brazil hopefully flying from Santa Cruz). So far, this is our itinerary and I would love your feed back.

  • July 9th Flying from Montreal/Canada to La Paz/Bolivia
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    July 11th – La Paz
    July 12th – La Paz
    July 13th – Copa Cabana Lac Titi Caca
    July 14th – Copa Cabana…
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Hi everybody,
I will enter Bolivia overland from Perù at the end of June after spending one week in the Cuzco area (at one of the borders on the Titicaca lake) and I wonder whether the yellow fever vaccination is mandatory to be able to cross or not. I know it is reccomended for people coming from Perù, even though I'm not visiting the tropical areas and my trip will be mostly in the mountains, so I don't fear the infection.
I will cross back to Perù after a couple of weeks.
What I want to know is…

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Hi,

I’m currently planning a 4-month trip to South America with my wife later this year, and would greatly appreciate some advice from the Thorntree hive mind on the Bolivia and Peru section of our itinerary. I’ve been researching the trip extensively over the last few months, including on these forums, but it seems like every time I think I’ve worked out a plan I’m suddenly seized by an urge to rip it all up and start again… South America is a big place!

We’ll be entering Bolivia from San…

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Hi guys,

i would love to see uyuni and surroundings by bike!
anyone who would like to join around the end of may / beginning of june 2018?
as i am not very experienced i thought that maybe if we are a bunch of people we could afford to rent the equipent AND a guide at uyuni who is willing to join. i think if we had around 5-7 days it would be nice!
anyone who would like to join? if it doesn't work out we can still just book a normal tour...

hope to finde anyone else interested...

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Dose anyone know where I can buy a old SLR film camera in lapaz. Late 1960ies

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How does La Paz compare to Quito and Lima regarding crime?
Is La Paz generally safe by day?
Any info about security would be appreciated.