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The Badlands of Bolivia


Arriving in La Paz along the altiplano, skirting around a flat rim surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, you’re not quite sure whether your breath is taken away because of the altitude or seeing the city spread out in its bowl-like landscape. And quite soon, the social topography starts to reveal itself: the poor are high up on the flats, battling a combination of the searing sun and sweeping winds; the middle class sit comfortably further down the slopes on the outskirts of the city centre; the rich live lavishly at the bottom of the basin. Read more on The Badlands of Bolivia…