Category Archives: Bolivia

Welcome to the EverTheNomad blog! My name is Anja. I'm a New York-based travel writer who also takes an occasional good photo. Whether I'm traveling through the back roads of some faraway country or sitting in my Brooklyn apartment on a rainy night, this is where I share my thoughts and impressions.

Global Glimpses: Oruro, Bolivia

In February 2009, I spent three weeks in Bolivia on a guidebook assignment. In the unassuming Altiplano town of Oruro, I made a pitstop at Casa Arte Taller Cardozo Velasquez, private museum/studio of a local artist family. Pictured above is … Continue reading

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Why I love Bolivia

As a travel writer, one of the questions I get asked all the time is: “What is your favorite country?” My typical answer is that I don’t really have favorites as such. And if I do, these change with my … Continue reading

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Art oasis in Oruro, Bolivia

On a mid-February afternoon, as I was finalizing guidebook research in the unassuming Altiplano town of Oruro in Bolivia, I made my way to the last stop on the itinerary – Casa Arte Taller Cardozo Velasquez (Junín 738; I … Continue reading

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Tupiza: Bolivia’s Wild West

Yesterday morning, I left a small town called Tupiza, perched at 2950 metres. One of Bolivia’s most overlooked destinations, it is a lovely little spot surrounded by dazzling countryside of towering red rocks, hidden canyons, and fertile green valleys. Mostly … Continue reading

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Back from Bolivia’s wilderness

The silence since my last post has been due to a very intense and busy period of guidebook research and, more importantly, being far away from civilization for a few days. I saw otherworldly landscapes of strange rock formations, brilliant … Continue reading

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Landed to La Paz, Bolivia

At 6.30 this morning, I landed to La Paz, Bolivia. The moment I stepped outside, I could feel the altitude high. At 3660 metres, La Paz can be quite a challenge. I started drinking coca tea from early morning on, … Continue reading

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The mines of Bolivia

I am not writing this from Bolivia. But in my mind, it is 2002 and I’m in this landlocked country, on a five-week research trip for The Rough Guide to South America. It was my first travel writing gig, so … Continue reading

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