Bolivian Road of Death -- The Yungas Road is legendary for its extreme danger. The North Yungas Road, also known as El Camino de la Muerte (Spanish for "Road of Death"), is a 43 mile road that leads from La Paz to Coroico, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia.
Highway of Death, The result of American forces bombing retreating Iraqi forces, Kuwait, 1991. Iraqi tanks, armored vehicles, trucks and troops fleeing the allied onslaught formed huge queues on the main road north from Kuwait to the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Allied forces bombed them from the air, killing hundreds of troops in their vehicles in what became known as the “Highway of Death”. The scenes of devastation on the road are some of the most recognizable images of the war.
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.