Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Chile and Peru to the west.
- Sucre (constitutional capital)
- La Paz (seat of government)
Largest city: Santa Cruz de la Sierra
The Willkakuti or return of the sun is celebrated on June 21st in the pre-inca ruins of Tiwanaku. This ritual is known as the Aymara new year. The return of the sun symbolizes the reception of renewed cosmic energies and also the beginning of the new agriculture cycle.
Singani is a distilled spirit made from the white Muscat of Alexandria grape which has been produced in Bolivia for nearly 500 years. Unlike pisco, its Peruvian cousin, singani has not been available outside of its traditional homeland until very recently. For this reason, tasting singani is a rare treat essential to any trip to Bolivia.