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By Vivien Lougheed

A rustic with a smorgasbord of landscapes, Bolivia is a different vacation spot. Tropical jungles within the Amazon Basin collapse to attractive deserts within the altiplano. The Andes, with 4 of the world's optimum peaks, supply the very best mountain climbing, mountain climbing and caving in the world. Water covers 14 in step with cent of the country's territory, together with beautiful Lake Titicaca, the top navigable lake on the earth. 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 heritage, geography, panorama, hidden treasures and best highlights. accomplished heritage details - heritage, tradition, geography and weather - offers an outstanding wisdom of every vacation spot and its humans. local chapters take you on an introductory travel, with stops at museums, historical websites and native sights. areas to stick and devour; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; functional issues; tourism contacts - it is all right here! designated neighborhood and city maps function jogging and riding excursions. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, climbing, rafting, llama journeys and extra. by no means galloped alongside a seashore on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored old websites? "Adventure courses" contain broad lists of steered clothing stores, with all touch information - email, site, cell quantity and placement.

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Many minority groups are also represented, including Chinese East Indians, Japanese and Africans, whose ancestors were brought as slaves to work in the mines of Potosi. 22 n People & Culture LOCAL LINGO: Yuraqsiki, literally translated, means “white rear-end,” or gringo, in the Quechua language. Of the many tribes and groups who are in the minority, there are the Tacana, the Pano, the Arauco, the Chapacura, the Guarani and the Botocudo, who are all, in turn, made up of smaller tribes. Most of these groups live in the Amazon Basin.

Now, Europeans (there are sometimes more Dutch in Bolivia than there are in Holland) and North Americans are discovering the country. It is what Guatemala was 25 years ago, unspoiled and a delight to visit. Trade unions have been legal for over half a century. It was the 50,000 workers who held a strike in Bolivia to demand land reform and the nationalization of the mining companies that eventually resulted in changes being made. The demands were met in 1952 after a period of revolution. The struggle of the unions was a great stage for revolutionists like Che Guevera, who came to help.

DEPARTMENT KNOW-HOW: The nine departments of Bolivia are Beni, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Pando, Potosi, Santa Cruz and Tarija. Bolivia is ruled by Spanish law and is under Napoleonic code. It is compulsory for everyone to vote at the age of 18 if married and age 21 if not married. The National Congress appoints Supreme Court judges for 10-year sessions. Each department also has a district court that looks after minor infractions of the law. The Supreme Court has five justices for criminal law and five for civil.

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