Bolivia practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Capital sugar

  • Largest city: Santa Cruz de la Sierra

  • People : 10461053 hab. (2013)

  • Build: Presidential Republic

  • Language : Spanish, Aymara, Quechua

  • Religion Catholicism 95%

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa No visa required for a tourist stay of less than 3 months. an entry stamp we will stamp your passport at land borders or at international airports.

      Silver
      • Currency Bolivian (BOB)

      • Currency rates : 1 € = 10 BOB

      • Change : There are exchange offices in all tourist areas. US dollars are widely accepted in major hotels.

      • Payment Cards There are dealers in every major city, you can not by cons to pay by credit card in the big hotels and big restaurants of La Paz.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 150-300 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : 5-10 € / person
          Premium . more than 15 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night
            Average : 10-20 € / night
            Premium : more than 50 € / night

            Transportation

            How to get there?

            • plane El Alto International Airport is the world's highest, perched at 4058 m altitude , takeoffs and landings require a longer runway because of the thin air. Most South American airlines serve El Alto (TAM, LAN, TACA, etc ...) American Airlines is currently the only US airline serving Bolivia, with one daily flight to Miami from Europe you will usually stop at Miami.

              Expect to pay about 800 euros round trip from Paris.

              On site:

              • Car : Roads in poor condition, few paved roads, avoid the rainy season to circulate. The international license is required.

              • Bus : The main means of transport, buses are comfortable, cheap and serve the whole country. Given the state of roads trips can be time consuming.

              • train The rail network is very underdeveloped, people prefer the bus or plane. It is possible to Oruro and Uyuni Uyuni-Tupiza.

              • plane : The air network is well developed, it's a pretty popular way for those who can afford to travel in Bolivia since the road trips can be very long.

                Health
                • Vaccinations Recommended: : DTP, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid .

                • Evil altitude: La Paz is over 3000m, it is possible that you are suffering from altitude sickness (headaches, shortness of breath), the Bolivians chew coca leaves to fight against this evil.

                • Tips Avoid drinking tap water, peel fruits and prefer vegetables and cooked meats .

                  Security
                  • Delinquency: Be careful in La Paz and watch your pockets in public transport and tourist areas. Also, do not trust immediately to too comely person or offering help, it may be a ruse to rob you.

                    Seasons
                    • Climate The Bolivian climate is subtropical, hot and humid but varies greatly depending on the altitude. In La Paz there is a large temperature difference between day and night, it can be 20 degrees day and night 0.

                    • Best time to reach : During the dry season from May to October .

                      Daily life: