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Would You Join an Illegal Tour of a Bolivian Prison?

by Globetrooper Todd | 36 Responses
San Pedro Prison Tour La Paz Bolivia

For years we’ve heard stories of the infamous tours of San Pedro Prison in Bolivia. By law, tourists are strictly not allowed in the prison, but there’s a well-worn path of contacting English-speaking inmates to take you in as their relatives for an illegal tour. (Yes, you actually have to call a number inside the prison and ask for a particular person.)

Being on the other side of the world, my answer to whether I’d do this would be quite different. But now, only a hair’s breadth from La Paz, I’m not so sure. What about you? Would you join an illegal tour of San Pedro Prison? Let me tell you a little more first.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Bolivia | November 1st, 2010

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