Yungas Road

There is an extreme and dangerous road in Bolivia that has 69 kilometer long. Yungas Road is a road that lead from La Paz to Coroico. It is a legendary road that is known as the most extreme road . In 1995, Yungas Road has choosen as the world’s most dangerous road. Many travelleres were killed in this road because of the condition of the road that is not suitable for a lot of people. many vehicles are fallen because the cross marking that spots in this road. Both South and North Yungas Road is very dangerous for every vehicle to pass. Because of the danger of this road, Yungas Road become the popular tourist destination. many people who love to mount biking will come to this place to challenge their adrenaline. Yungas Road become the favourite destination for the downhill biking with only one short uphill section. And because Yungas Road become the favourite destination, many tour agents that become an operators catering for this kind of activities by providing an information, guides, transport, and also equipment that needed by the tourists.

Many tourist already died in Yungas Road since 1998. This is because of the dangerous route that the biker should pass when they visit this place. All tourist need to really becarefull if they still want to pass this road alive. But many TV station that make a documenter about how dangerous this road is. There is also a car commercial that make the filmed making in this road. This road is already exist since 1930s. Yungas Road was build by the Paraguayan prisoners during Chaco War. In the end of 2006, this road is being modernize. The lane is increase from one lane become two lanes. The road is also construct with an asphalt pavement that can make the road become stronger.

Reserva Eduardo Avaroa

Reserva Eduardo Avaroa is located in far southwestern region of Bolivia. Reserva Eduardo Avaroa become the most protected area in terms od tourist influx in the Potosi Department. In Reserva Eduardo Avaroa there are two communities, Quetana Chico and Quetana Grande. In 1920s, Quentana Chico has 520 population while Quetana Grande has only 180 population. The primary language of these two communities is spanish. There is no health care and schools until 1990s. And the electricity and water system is available in 2005. There are some archaelogical remains near Quetana Chico, and it is Jaranas – the stone huts, tambos – trail markers, rock paintings and a ceremonial site. There is another archeological site in Quetana Chico that keep a mummies inside the cave on Tunupa Volcano. These sites is the reason why Reserva Eduardo Avaroa become the most protected Area in Bolivia since these kind of archeological site is need to be protected from a lot of unresponsible people. Reserva Eduardo Avaroa also has a lot of mountains in this area.

Reserva Eduardo Avaroa has most important income that become the activities of those two communities. Camelid farming and selling llama wool and meat is become the people’s main job. With this kind of work, people will able to get some money or another thing that they can use for their livings. But there is a negative impact for the local people. the predator of llama is always looking for its prey, but it is prohibited for people to hunt the fox. Before there is an establishment about Reserva Eduardo Avaroa, local people sell flamingo egg and it can make a lot of profit for the local people. But, due to the establishment of Reserva Eduardo Avaroa, it is now prohibited to sell a flamingo egg to a market place.

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