What to expect on your first trip to Bolivia

Most first-timers to Bolivia say they have a love-hate relationship with this troubled country. Bolivia is the least developed country in South America. And it's true: there are many dangers but there are also some pretty wonderful and unique opportunities. It is a country with hundreds of worthy tourist attractions, but a nation not quite set up for tourism yet.

Here are just some of the things to expect:

Visit to del Rios Winery in Anakie - Sun Nov 13, 2016

Each year El Patio books a big bus to take a group on a day trip to del Rios of Mt. Anakie, a winery established and run by Spanish family Gus and Esther del Rios. We get to taste their wines and are treated to a fabulous Spanish lunch, overseen by abuela (grandmother) Damiana. Book tickets online! (go to Shop/del Rios Winery trip)

Fifi (Fifi, Dave & Fev) visits El Patio!

El Patio had a very special visitor. Fifi Box (Fox FM, 6-9am weekdays) was brought blindfolded into one of our Wednesday morning classes for a ‪#‎BlackoutChallenge‬. When all was revealed, she slowly came to understand that she had to give a Spanish class! What ensued was a hilarious walk on the edge, with Fifi trying to muster up ANY WORD that she knew in Spanish - and making US feel good that we were catching on! Gracias Fifi, you're welcome back for a fiesta anytime!

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