How malaria pills influence the travel decision making process

Yay! So this is my first “real” entry.

I thought I’d start off with my most recent backpacking trip…. Bolivia!

When telling my family and friends about my newly ecstatic inducing decision to venture out and explore this country I got many looks of surprise and confusion. “Why would you go there?” “Are there even enough things to do in Bolivia for five weeks?” “Is it safe to travel there by yourself?”

Yes. Yes. And yes! 

I always had a strong feeling that Bolivia is one of those underrated countries and doesn’t get as much “press” as maybe Peru or Colombia- even in the eyes of the fellow traveler. Also, it’s very cheap. It turns out, I was extremely right about all of this.

I was originally debating whether to go to Guatemala and Cuba instead but as I rummaged through my disorganized dresser I found an unopened container of malaria pills left over from my trip to Ecuador (more on that later). Since these are pretty pricey in the states I didn’t want to leave them unused so my first thought was “I guess I’m going to the Amazon!” 

Hence, Bolivia happened. And here’s what it looked like:

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