Bolivia

Top 10 Things

  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • Don't take photos of the natives - you might "steal their soul". Always ask for permission. --Sanjay
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  • Don't be surprised by Bolivians standing very close, touch and maintain strong eye contact while conversing. --Sanjay
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  • Do not drink tap water. --Sanjay
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  • Don't use unmarked taxis, especially after dark. --Sanjay
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  • If a Bolivian offers you any kind of gift, it’s pretty much compulsory to accept it. Politely denying the generosity of a local is considered extremely rude and could even be regarded as a personal insult. --Sanjay
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  • Don't talk about money and business over a dinner - it's frowned upon. Save it for the boardroom. --Sanjay
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  • Do not expect everyone to speak English. English is not widely spoken at all in Bolivia. --Sanjay
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  • The Bolivian approach to punctuality could be described as casual, at best. It’s pretty much the norm for things to run late, be they buses, tours, meetings or social occasions (especially social occasions). --Sanjay
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  • Cash is king in Bolivia, with only a few upscale shops, hotels, and restaurants that have the facilities to accept cards. ATMs are plentiful in the cities, however, so this shouldn’t be a big problem. --Sanjay
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  • COCA LEAVES ARE LEGIT, COCAINE IS NOT. --Sanjay
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  • Don't wait for anyone to bring the menu, go get it yourself --Sanjay
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  • Don't wait for anyone to come and take your order, go give it to them. --Sanjay
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  • Don't wait for anyone to come and give you the bill, go ask for it. --Sanjay
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  • Don't wait for anyone to come and collect your payment, go give it to them. Haha that's all about food and restaurants... --Sanjay
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  • Don't enter a bus without saying hello - locals are friendly and always enter a trufis (public bus) by greeting the rest with "buenos dias" or "buenas tardes". --Sanjay
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  • Don't accept the food at first time when offered - it's polite to insist the host. --Sanjay
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  • At a table, the guest is served first. --Sanjay
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  • Don't forget to take your own toilet paper and other toiletries when travelling. --Sanjay
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  • Keep elbows off the table. --Sanjay
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  • Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual. --Sanjay
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