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Bolivian Dress

    When packing clothes for Bolivia, you need to consider both the climate and the culture. Bolivia's climate can be quite varied, so you should pack a lot of layers. While the heat may tempt you to don a t-shirt, you will be better off in long sleeves in order to protect yourself from the strong sun. A hat is a valuable accessory for sun protection as well. Try to bring clothes that are easy to wash and dry (jeans are not the best option), because laundry facilities may not be the best or even available, and in rural areas your clothes will most likely be air-drying.
    Dressing relatively conservatively and similar to the Bolivians is important, especially in the highlands. While Bolivians are accustomed to tourists walking around in t-shirts and shorts, try to bring a more Bolivian-style wardrobe. In the Santa Cruz lowland area you can feel comfortable showing more skin, but t-shirts and shorts anywhere often label you a tourist and make you a target of crime. You also risk offending the more traditional Bolivians. While in the highlands, women should try to wear longer skirts and shawls. The traditional skirt that many Bolivian women wear is called the pollera, which was originally a Spanish skirt that the indigenous women were forced to wear, but now the skirt is a symbol of cultural pride. Also popular among the women are bowler hats, adopted from the British.

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By Amanda Loviza
I am currently studying at la Universidad San Francisco de Quito and interning with V!VA while I am living in Quito. I am from Midlothian, VA, USA,...
07 Dec 2009




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