Travel Blogs from La Paz, Bolivia

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Elavation!!!!!!!!!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Elavation!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... people and places, and then back onto the markets area (another one!). Completed the loop by going through the tourist markets. Bolivia and La Paz sometimes have a bad reputation for scams etc, but I didnt feel threatened at all here - I like this ...

My Peru, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

My Peru

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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OK, so I decided to write a small summary about each country that I visit... so here's My Peru... I was a little sad that we didn't have more time in Peru.  All the people I chatted to in my pigeon Spanish were warm and friendly and often bent over ...

La Paz - for 1 night only, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - for 1 night only

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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What a view driving into La Paz! It's an absolutely enormous city in a massive valley surrounded by the Andes mountains, yes they're mine :-) La Paz isn't a very well-off place at all. They are some nice areas in the city, that we saw, but like ...

Adventure, humidity, more hills and sand flies, Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

Adventure, humidity, more hills and sand flies

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... of gnawing sand flies.  While in Coroico Gianni also put us onto the cheap Dental Services on offer here in Bolivia and referred us to a good Dentist in La Paz that could put a new crown on Campbell's tooth now that he is adult sized for a reasonable ...

The Wrestling Cholitas of La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Wrestling Cholitas of La Paz

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... to expect the unexpected in Bolivia. Nice innocent looking ladies 'laying the smackdown' on each other in a quiet neighborhood just outside of La Paz, who da thought!? Lastly we watched two male wrestlers put on a great show which consisted of one of them ...

Death Road , Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Death Road , Bolivia

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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So........... After our eventfull bus ride to La paz we have been here for a few days now.  Its the highest capital city in world...basically meaning that i am out of breath after walking up a flight of stairs!  Its an amazing city from a ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... fun mountain biking and mountain climbing we have failed to mention anything about the ten days we have spent in the crazy capital city of La Paz. The city bus tour was an option one afternoon. An open top bus traveled around the south of the city with an ...

Retracing our tyre tracks, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Retracing our tyre tracks

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... had made looking up at a sky full of stars and trees full of fire flies. We rode up the death road from Corrico to La Paz passing gringos on pushbikes speeding the other way looking very scared. It had been fun when we had gone down the road ourselves ...

La paz...again, goodbye motos!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La paz...again, goodbye motos!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... all the way, which at first was fun but soon became monotonous. We wanted our dirt roads back! It was a welcome sight to see La Paz in the distance; we had done it, all the bike problems, the tough weather and roads. The amazing scenery, sights and ...

Breathless, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Breathless

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... should quell the water cravings until I make it down to the coast of Peru. After Sucre, which was a really beautiful, relaxed city, La Paz is kind of disappointing -there's no pretty gardens or squares, and there's not a lot to do beyond shopping and ...

Bolivia...the bargain basement of South America, Copacabana and La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia...the bargain basement of South America

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... to get off and pay to sail across in a little boat, but the locals got to stay on the bus! Wierd but wonderful La Paz Bolivia is a weird place, a place where after a while the out of the ordinary is taken for granted. Its capital, La Paz is ...

Still loving La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Still loving La Paz

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the afternoon wandering the city which has some lovely old churches and plazas. Stills very European which is a bit odd really! Bolivia on the whole does feel a bit more different from other countries with people wearing local dress e.g. bowler hats ...

Downtime in La Paz, Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Downtime in La Paz, Bolivia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Day 24 January 27th - I arrived in La Paz earlier than expected. The bus circled the outer rim of the city and slowly descended down a steep slope, the view of the city at night was exciting, just a shame my camera could not record what I could see. ...

Mountain Biking the Road of Death - La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Mountain Biking the Road of Death - La Paz

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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After spending a couple days finding my way around La Paz, I signed up to mountain bike down the World's Most Dangerous Road, affectionately known as "The Death Road."  The WMDR is basically a one-lane dirt track that starts at 15,400 feet ...

La Paz - Death Road, Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - Death Road

A travel blog entry by florby

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... buffet lunch and shower. Reached La Paz at almost 7.30pm, and proceeded to the Jackie Chan restaurant with Max and Jared, whom we met on the ride for dinner. Glad they liked it. Had a few drinks at the rooftop again before heading to bed. La Paz, ...

The Highest Capital City in the World, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest Capital City in the World

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... eh? I also suggested a name for the new hostel bar... "Altitude Anonymous" , but I don't know if it will catch on. We'll see. La Paz is a cool place to walk around and watch Bolivian life go by. And that's what I've spent the last several days doing. Just ...

They taught the Inca’s a thing or two, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

They taught the Inca’s a thing or two

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... city on the outskirts of La Paz, a city that has dramatically increased in population (now standing at 1.2 million compared to La Paz’s 2 million) in recent years as an influx of people living in rural areas have converged on the Altiplano (El Alto ...

Climbing Huayna Potosi (20k feet), La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Climbing Huayna Potosi (20k feet)

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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My next adventure was to climb Huayna Potosi, a 20,000 foot snow-capped mountain that towers over La Paz.  Well, technically, it's 19,968 feet high - but there was a lot of snow on top of the peak, so we think we were at least 20,000 ...

Copacabana, Isla del Sol, La Paz, Copacabana, Isla del Sol, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Copacabana, Isla del Sol, La Paz

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... Isla del Sol made a nice day trip, but it is nothing like the uniqueness of the Uros on the Peruvian side of the lake. La Paz, the Highest Capital City in the World From Copacabana, we take a bus to the capital La Paz. About midpoint in the ...

Back to hit the shops in LaPaz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Back to hit the shops in LaPaz

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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10am and we said bye to Cynthia and the group and  headed back to the airport for the quick flight to LaPaz.  We'd left all our luggage at the hotel and were travelling just with an overnighter so all was easy.    It was good ...

Andrew gets a yank from a Cholita who wrestles...., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Andrew gets a yank from a Cholita who wrestles....

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... steep streets towards El Alto (one of the poorest neighbourhoods in La Paz Andrew Edit – Its actually another city to La Paz) and stopped for a photo opportunity at a view point overlooking the whole of La Paz.  The guide had handed out a few ...

Carnival Chaos, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Carnival Chaos

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Temperature : 10 degrees Weather : Cold and cloudy with some sunny spells We have spent five whole days in the dizzying heights of La Paz doing absolutely sod all…it's been great!  We've been so exhausted with all the activity of the past few ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... been given some fairly common sense advice (don't walk down dodgy streets, keep and eye on your belongings etc). Not very exciting really! La Paz seemed a nice enough city in the short time we had there, that said I don't feel like I have missed a ...

Mustard tricks in the cool bowl., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Mustard tricks in the cool bowl.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... for a few days, although it's pretty chaotic and always full of people. Anyway, chill I do... I join up with Karla, a local from La Paz I knew from earlier, and she shows me the city for real. From poor suburbs to the more ritzy areas. And then I mean ...

La Paz.....are we ever gonna leave?, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz.....are we ever gonna leave?

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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ok sorry everyone, i know we ve been very slack in doing the blog but for the last month we have been here in la paz. i would never have believed we would have stayed for so long but we had become completely nocturnal and regressed to our student days. ...

Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, Nuestra Seņora de La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... minutes. Fair play to her. Once reaching the end of 'The Death Road', we wound down by visited the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated 100km from La Paz, it was formed in 2002, beginning life as a lodge catering for cyclists who'd completed 'The Death ...

Christmas in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Christmas in La Paz

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... other locals. Eventually the bus cranked back to life, and it turns out we were 10 minutes out from El Alto, the city above La Paz.  The first views of La Paz as we drove down the road leading into the city were fantastic, unfortunately I couldn't ...

This Is Just Regular Sausage Right?, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

This Is Just Regular Sausage Right?

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... and the rest of the passengers climbed aboard. We definitely recommend the train as a much more comfortable way to travel between La Paz and Uyuni. Arriving in Orouro at about 10AM we headed to the bus station for some breakfast with some fellow ...

A Bus Tour Through La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Bus Tour Through La Paz

A travel blog entry by dane

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... welcome after we showed up 3 nights in a row. They simply seemed to be annoyed with our presence. But then we went to a bar called La Luna. It's locked up tight and you have to ring a bell to be let in or out. Very safe. We chatted the night away ...

La Paz Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz Bolivia

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... being grilled over the lack of an official īnvite letter¨. Finally through paperwork - and no oxygen required, we headed to the hotel. La Paz is quite the republic... pretty different from Lima. We were able to head out to the market for a bite ...

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