Essential Info for Bolivia
Neighbouring countries: Bolivia is bordered by Peru to the west, Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south, and Chile to the southwest.
Geography: Bolivia is landlocked and has a diverse geographical landscape, including vast plains, rocky mountainous regions and a number of large lakes.
Political system: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Money: The Bolivian boliviano (BOB) is divided into 100 cents, or centavos. Expats will need a residence permit to open a bank account and may need to bring along a Spanish translator to ease the process of opening an account. ATMs are usually easy to find, especially in Bolivia's larger cities.
Tipping: Tipping is not always expected but a small tip of 5 to 10 percent of a restaurant bill is always appreciated