In the west of Bolivia are the Andes Mountains, while in the east lies the basin of the Amazon, including areas of rainforest. On the border with Peru is Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, where the Uros people still live on artificial floating islands. There is a strong tradition of folk music and dance; at the Carnival of Ouro, days of processions blend elements of Catholicism with pre-Incan beliefs. Potosi, the location of the rich silver mines of colonial days, is a World Heritage site. Parts of the capital, La Paz, rise to altitudes of over 4,000 metres. The Presidential Palace is known as Palacio Quemado, ‘the burned palace’, after its destruction in a rebellion in the nineteenth century. The so called ‘Road of Death’, between La Paz and Coroico is reputedly the world’s most dangerous, and has paradoxically become a tourist attraction. The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Named after the liberator Simon Bolivar, Bolivia is one of only a handful of countries to be named after a person. It also maintains a 5,000 strong Navy, despite having been landlocked for over a century.