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How to enjoy the dizzying heights of La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz, in Bolivia, is the highest administrative city in the world positioned at the dizzying height of more than 3,500m above sea level. I chose to visit Bolivia as part of a trip to South America consisting of an earlier stop off in Peru and a stop off en route to the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue reading How to enjoy the dizzying heights of La Paz, Bolivia

Top 5 tips for surviving altitude sickness

In 2016 I travelled to South America to enjoy visits to Lima and Cusco in Peru before travelling on to La Paz and Uyuni in Bolivia. The trip involved preparation to travel at altitude as Cusco in Peru is more than 3,300m above sea level, whilst La Paz in Bolivia sits at more than 3,600m above sea level.

Altitude sickness can affect anybody no matter how healthy you may be. It’s important to take precautions where possible and to stay alert to the danger signs, seeking medical advice if necessary. Continue reading Top 5 tips for surviving altitude sickness