The majority travelers will be affected by some degree of altitude sickness, or Soroche during a visit to the Peruvian Andes. Each person reacts differently to changes in altitude.
La Paz, Bolivia is the home of the world’s only museum dedicated to coca, the plant that cocaine is made from. With Bolivia’s new President Evo Morales being a former coca farmer who strongly supports the crop this museum is sure to gather much more attention than before. There is even a new traveling museum that goes on tours thanks to a new drug policy grant awarded to the museum.
Â I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this upon seeing it in a Cusco, Peru supermarket. I have seen raviolis made from Coca flour, along with cookies, tea, candy, and everything else, but this is the first I have seen of Coca leaf beer. I’m not sure why one… Read More →
Of all the river routes in the Amazon, this is one gets you far away from modernity as you could ever imagine.