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 mood and the phase I'm going through in life. But, somehow, always, I end up mentioning Bolivia.

And every time I do, people get surprised. Some quickly shuffle through their mental maps to place Bolivia, others know exactly where it is but seem surprised to hear it mentioned in this context. So I devote this post to some of the reasons Bolivia holds a special place in my heart, to hopefully inspire adventurous travelers to head to this landlocked South American country.

What I love about Bolivia is the fact it lies well off the mainstream tourist radar, allowing it to be as is, without the ugly consequences of mass tourism. There is still the gringo trail but luckily, you can stray off it without too much effort in Bolivia.

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