Bolivia gets a bad rap and I could see why. The people are as cold as the weather. Trash is strewn everywhere. The air quality in the city is stifling. Public facilities are dubious. Crime is rampant. (We didn't personally experience this last one, but certainly worked up ourselves into high vigilance against it.) Yet, there's a sparkle behind the roughness that lures in visitors willing to look past these shortcomings. A diamond in the rough, if you will.