Christened 'the world's most dangerous road' after a popular Top Gear episode showed presenters grappling with the narrow track, Death Road in Bolivia has now become a popular tourist attraction. You can pay to hire mountain bikes and suits, and whizz down the bumpy single-lane road. Watch out for the huge lorries battling their way up - it's still a two-way road. Oh, and there's a deathly drop on one side of you. Enjoy!
Inching down 'death road' near La Paz, Bolivia. (From the wonderful Pinterest board, "Latinoamerico.') Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk, author of "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu," short stories about Inca life today, In Bolivia, the country next to Peru--across the large Lake Titicaca--you can also see the dramatic challenges of living in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains.