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Check out 7 Projects exploring sustainability in Bolivia!

Posted on June, 13 2014
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Welcome to Bolivia! Welcome to Bolivia!
The Uyuni saltflats, the world's biggest salt desert! The Uyuni saltflats, the world's biggest salt desert!
Anyone want some cereals? Anyone want some cereals?
A mural in La Paz, Bolivia A mural in La Paz, Bolivia
An organic market in Achocalla, Bolivia An organic market in Achocalla, Bolivia
Minhoca with 'La Nave' at El Poncho EcoCenter Minhoca with 'La Nave' at El Poncho EcoCenter
Abundant organic gardens in Samaipata, Bolivia Abundant organic gardens in Samaipata, Bolivia
Ryan and friend Jesse signal this is the second time our 'bus' has gotten stuck in the mud on this short trip in rural Bolivia Ryan and friend Jesse signal this is the second time our 'bus' has gotten stuck in the mud on this short trip in rural Bolivia
A three-dimensional Chakan, with lots of symbolism A three-dimensional Chakan, with lots of symbolism
Elaborate costumes for Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia Elaborate costumes for Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia
An evening of Común Tierra cinema in La Paz An evening of Común Tierra cinema in La Paz
Leticia and Wiracocha, guardian of the Gate of the Sun in Tiwanaku, Bolivia Leticia and Wiracocha, guardian of the Gate of the Sun in Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Good Morning La Paz! Good Morning La Paz!

Bolivia is for many a legendary place. The incredible peaks of the Andes alongside the Altiplano (high plains), that in a short distance swoops down to hot tropical jungle climates makes for a beautiful, albeit intense, environment and climate. The country is also majority Indigenous, between 60 and 70 percent (the largest populations being Quechua and Aymara), one of most Indigenous populations in all of the Americas.

Powerful Mount Illimani greeted us on our first day in Bolivia

Even with globalization slowly arriving, Bolivia maintains many of its traditions, and parts of the country feel like you could have traveled back in time. Traveling here definitely remains an adventure. The founder of one Permaculture project in the high rainforest told us that one time his bus took 3 full days to travel the 300 miles to his town.

Ignoring warnings to stick to the main highways, we sometimes opted for alternative routes, leading to some very, let’s say interesting, road conditions.

Roads like this one (unpaved) through curvy, mountainous terrain with no guard rails are pretty commonplace. We did see some spectacular views though!

We enjoyed our time in Bolivia, visiting some amazing markets, watching the colorful Carnival processions, visiting ancient sacred sites, and learning about the complex history of the place.

We visited several projects in Bolivia, which are now posted on our Map of Projects - Bolivia, so we invite you to check them out! Each project has more details about their work and practices, including photos, videos, and contact information.

Enjoy!
Ryan and Leti

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