Generalisations of Bolivia

So my friend and I have compiled a nonsensical list of observations about Bolivia in our short 3 days here. These range from the useful and informative to the absurd and completely useless facts. Enjoy


  • Children playing on the road- people are so casual here
  • Glacier cherries and peach on a Hawaiian Pizza – why not? Evidently, someone bought mixed canned fruit instead of pineapple.
  • People go for Jesus here in a big way.
  • Unless you ask a specific question, down to the minutiae of detail, you will always get an answer which somewhat evades the truth


  • If you want a smoothie, and you see one in a restaurant, buy it, as the next restaurant won’t have it.
  • 80% of the menu will not be available
  • 70% of the restaurants on Isla Del Sol will not be open
  • Dinner tonight  – “we have spaghetti, do you want that?” Looks like Spaghetti it is!
  • Pigs scratching their butts on wood is hours of amusement for one and all
  • Ask 1 question, get 20 different answers
  • If you miss the boat (figuratively and literally) there is always another – and probably at the same price
  • Don’t buy a return ticket when you buy your ticket to a place as it will tend to be your plans change.
  • Bowler hats and long skirts are just as popular here as they are in Peru –FACT!
  • Buses travel by ferry whilst you wait on the land

Ferry bus

Ferry bus

  • Capacity of a boat is no deterrent to how many people you can actually fit on a boat. If it doesn’t sink – it will swim.
  • Capacity of boats is a frame of mind


  • A chocolate is 10 bolviianos – a night to sleep in a room with a bathroom and warmth, is 25 bolivianos –go figure!
  • A beer is 1 bolivianos, a snickers is 10 bolivianos – ergo Beer is better than chocolate
  • If you pronounce the one word incorrectly enough times ( for example, 4) then at some point there will be understanding . Por ejemplo (for example) eucalyptus, eucalyptus, eucalyptus, eucalyptus????? Ohhhhhh!!! Eucalypto!!
  • Blatant lies are the norm. Not a misguidance or mistruth, just out right lies
  • Graffiti makes things beautiful
  • Timeliness and prompt arrival are vague concepts


That being said, we had a blast and loved visiting this interesting and dynamic country.

About Emma Lovell

My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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