Best Books that will inspire you to travel to Bolivia

The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara by Che Guevara

Ernesto’s “Che” Guevara diary in which he documents the final 11 months of the guerilla campaign for the liberation of Bolivia, up until the day before he was captured and executed by Bolivian Army in October 1967.

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Marching Powder by Rusty Young

Written by an Australian backpacker, the book tells a true story of an English drug trafficker Thomas McFadden, who spent nearly five years in Bolivia’s infamous San Pedro prison.  Inside this unusual place inmates are allowed to have jobs, live with their families, buy or rent their cells. Thomas made his living guiding prison tours to tourists.

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Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival by Yossi Ghinsberg

The book is based on true events that took place in 1981 and tells a story of Yossi Ghinsberg, a young man who just finished his army service. Yossi was traveling around South America when he met three other backpackers and decided to seek adventure in Bolivian Amazon jungle. The trip quickly becomes a fight for survival.

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

In 1925, British explorer Percy Fawcett and his son Jack disappeared in the Amazon jungle while searching for a fabled ancient city, the Lost City of Z. In 2005, New Yorker David Grann decides to follow Fawcett’s route in hope to discover what had happened to the expedition nearly a century ago.

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Bolívar: American Liberator by Marie Arana

A biography of Simon Bolívar, a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in South America’s wars of liberation from Spanish rule.

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