Mission, Vision, and Objectives
The idea to create a virtual travel guide and information portal, Bolivia-Online stands for today, was the lack of information of the beauty of our country, especially information on touristy sights, infrastructure and places of high potential for a sustainable tourism development in Bolivia. Our vision is to be the easiest accessible and most comprehensive and reliable provider of information about the touristy infrastructure in Bolivia. Our objective is to gather images and touristy information of the beauty of Bolivia and make it public to the world.
Bastian Müller, born 1980 in Dresden, Germany
I am living for my dreams and visions and thats why I canceled university in Germany and emigrated to Bolivia. After founding a Bolivian non-profit organisation (Fundación Delpia), and working with the native habitants of the tropical lowlands of Bolivia, I started to develop the virtual travel guide "Bolivia-Online". Later I set up Bolivia-Online Tours, a German tour agency and travel consultant, organizing and operating tours in Bolivia. I am also working as a tour guide, as a travel writer for travel handbooks about Bolivia, and I am about to realize a dream - having our own little hotel in the mountains above Cochabamba together with my wife.
Carolina Corro, born 1983 in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Early I recognized that travelling the world and getting to know other people and cultures is one of the few things which makes me really happy. But when I was travelling Europe and Asia, I also started to miss and learnd to appreciate the real beauty and nativeness of my home country Bolivia. I am proud to be Bolivian and to have the opportunity to promote my country together with my husband on this website of "Bolivia-Online".
Marcus Henningsen, born in Munich, Germany, and grown up in Højmark, Denmark
Travelling and working in different countries have been my life for the last 5 years, of which one was spent in Cochabamba, Bolivia working with a local NGO. Web design has been my hobby for at least the last 3 years, so when I first heard about the project of "Bolivia-Online" I was immediately interested and offered to take care of the technical part. Now I am back to studying in Denmark where I also run a small web development company.
Lena Labryga, born 1985 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Travelling is my passion. To get to know other countries and cultures is one of the greatest and most exciting things for me that could exist. To be able to combine it with my work has been a big desire since a long time. That was why after my studies in tourism in Berlin the possibility to work for Bolivia-Online in Bolivia was a great challenge especially because South America is a continent that fascinates me. To live and work in Bolivia gave me many unique experiences. (Intern from December 2009 till May 2010 - author of the Sucre section & updates of the La Paz section)
Jonathan Madge, born 1987 in London, England
Fewer things in life make me happier than writing and having a genuine reason for being lost. I’ve been lucky enough that in the last few years I’ve had the chances to do both those things a lot. Before writing for Bolivia-Online, I travelled the UK writing for the University Guide Push and have also researched for the Footprint South American Handbook. Right now I’m a journalist in London and bothering the world with thoughts on my blog, but the pull of Bolivia is a hard thing to ignore. (Intern in March 2010 - author of the Potosi section)