Monday, May 12, 2014

Travel tips to Bolivia and Puma Punku

You need tips when travel to Bolivia and strategies in order to have a great holliday while visiting Puma Punku. And we taling about travel tips to Bolivia regarding health and money. The first travel tip about Bolivia and Puma Punku is related to the Altiplano. The altitude sickness is the first thing you should care about. So, first travel tip to Bolivia is get used to altitude.
Do not go untill you are ready and it takes about 2 days to get used to altitude. La Paz is at about 3650 m above sea level. You will feel it. Yet, there are the sorojchi pills which means pills against altitude sickness. You can find them at local pharmacies.

altitude sickness Bolivia
                                             Foto : 4travel

Thieves are all around the world. So, watch out. They use the same method as in Romania, Japan or Pakistan. One of them catches your attention no matter what he does while the other one leaves you just like you were born yesterday. Of course, he can leave your hat on. :) Use only radio taxis! Do not allow civilians who looks like cops take a look to your wallet or your luggage. In 2006, 2 Germans were found killed after they agreed to go to the police station when a so-called officer asked them to. He was no officer. Always call the police when you get into troubles! Go to the consulate of your country after landing.

Who may go to Bolivia? Well, if you are a tourist from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireleand, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechteinstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, New Zeeland, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela you need no visa. Of course if you are not going to stay more than 90 days in Bolivia.

Now, Bolivia is a safe country. You can go there by plane. Travel agencies from all around the world are happy to help you. The main airports are La Paz and Santa Cruz. In La Paz you have El Alto International Airport. The shortest way to Tiwanaku and Puma Punku. It is also the highest international airport in the world : 4058 m above sea level. For taxi call Magnifico - +59122410410 or La Paz Taxis - +59122221212.
Now, since you are interested in Puma Punku and Tiawanaku, I am sure that you naturally show respect to the others. In Bolivia, remember to forget one word : indio. Local people don't like that. You can always say Buenos Dias every time you meet someone and smile. Bolivian culture is a friendly one.
altitude sickness Bolivia
And don't forget : you are at high altitude and technology doesn't always help you. Some hard-drives on laptop collapse in La Paz, Tiahuanaku and Puma Punku. That is because they are made to resist to maximum 3000 m altitude. Or, you are on the Altiplano, so do not take the risk.

See also the legend about who could have built Puma Punku in one night! 

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