Travel Blogs from La Paz, Bolivia

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Cycling on

Cycling on "Carretera de la Muerte" (Death Road)

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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OK, this entry begins as a warning to anyone who wants to get their hair done in Bolivia... more speicifically, La Paz... Do it yourself! It's probably going to turn out more like what you wanted!!! I decided to use a hairdresser and dye my hair ...

Twelve Months Baby!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Twelve Months Baby!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... you remembered us today and realised we were mostly thinking of you guys! Aside from this we took the bus from Copacabana to La Paz in Bolivia, which included a boat ride across Lake Titicaca at San Pablo de Tiquina (the bus went on a barge) where we ...

Outside the prison... but wanting to be inside...., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Outside the prison... but wanting to be inside....

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... . However we did catch a boat over to an island in the lake and enjoy the gorgeous scenery from the shore. So Im now in La Paz. A very cool, but very poor city high up in the mountains at around 3600m. The weather is gorgeous but its bloody freezing. I ...

La Paz, Las Rockas, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz, Las Rockas

A travel blog entry by irax

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... recognised something that was in the wrong direction from the cementary. I shouted after the conductor "This is near Miraflores", a district of La Paz. "Yes" he replied "But I want to go to the Cementary" "Your best getting out and crossing the road to ...

Mountain Biking The World´s Most Dangerous Road, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Mountain Biking The World´s Most Dangerous Road

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... It is fantastic!!! At the end of the ride, I spent a couple days in the pleasant little town of Coroico before returning to La Paz. For further reading and a rather grim article on one of the mountain bike fatalities on the Death Road, Click here Or ...

Her name wasn't Lola and she wasn't a showgirl, Copacabana and La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Her name wasn't Lola and she wasn't a showgirl

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... firecrackers to wake all the stray dogs. Then I paid 75p for a nice big beer and sat in the sun. And so now I'm in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world. It's what you expect: pollution, noise, scam artists, and unfortunately a grotty hostel - ...

Big fry up then off to Sucre...with a bit of vomit, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Big fry up then off to Sucre...with a bit of vomit

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... . Good job we did as there were at least 4 more deposits through the night. Evidence of this can be found along the road from La Paz to Sucre, or down the side of the bus!! Not much sleep was had during the bus journey, lets hope Lorna makes a recovery ...

Into the Wild, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Into the Wild

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... into thin air.   Once the trip concluded, I joined four girls from our group who were also headed to La Paz.  Initially I dreaded the idea of visiting another chaotic capital city and only planned to stay a few days. ...

Dangerous living at the top of the world..., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Dangerous living at the top of the world...

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... rather fix the problem in your own back yard", thus one of the reasons for all the political conflict between Bolivia and the West.   Coca chewing aside, La Paz certainly did have a lot to keep us busy but we decided to spend Christmas in the Salar ...

Another day in the capital, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Another day in the capital

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... bus station to get some info on buses to Copacabana on Lake Titticaca. The hostel was trying to charge 110 BOB's each to go from La Paz to Copacabana tomorrow and the Copacabana to Puno on Sunday. At the bus station it was 50 BOB's each - no brainer ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Worlds Most Dangerous Road... on a bike...SMASH!!!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Worlds Most Dangerous Road... on a bike...SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... .  Andrew even got a cuddle from a Spider monkey which took a shine to his beard (check out the video).  The journey back to La Paz (driving in the bus along Death Road) took 3 1/2 hours by which stage my arse had started to hurt and the bus was ...

Cancelled!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Cancelled!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... city was Illimani mountain, sitting at 6402 meters above sea level. One of the things we really wanted to do, just outside of La Paz, was a mountain bike ride down the "World's Most Dangerous Road". There are a lot of companies offering the ride, so we ...

Marcel in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Marcel in La Paz

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Marcel at some typical spots of La Paz. More to be added the next ...

The Inca Trail (Peru and Bolivia), La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Inca Trail (Peru and Bolivia)

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... out of Sorata for the fun ride back to La Paz. The bus was packed with lots of people standing. In El Alto, a poor suburb of La Paz, there were people all lined up with their [bbq size] propane tanks blocking the road. I'm not sure if this was some sort ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by jag

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... canyon´s lip. There is a massive urban sprawl inbetween the sides of the canyon. There wasn´t a lot that I really wanted to see in La Paz except that I heard it was in a remarkable location. However the main goal for the La Paz was to hit the road form ...

Biking the World's Most Dangerous Road to Coroico, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Biking the World's Most Dangerous Road to Coroico

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... get to being on an alien planet without leaving Earth. Bolivia is just full of surprises. Quantifiable Summary Bus to La Paz (3.5 hours, 15bs/$2, 1 ferry crossing for 1.5bs) Night at Hostal Milenio (25bs/$3) Biking down World's Most Dangerous Road ...

End of Tour, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

End of Tour

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... accommodating than the Europeans, and South America continues to emerge as my favourite (and must return) continent. I have 3 nights in La Paz before flying to Santiago on Friday. La Paz is extraordinarily cheap and poor... reminiscent of my time in ...

The Surprising La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Surprising La Paz

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... to believe that everyone in Bolivia are witches, but who knows.  The next day feeling good about our wander in “dangerous” La Paz, we made our way to a square we thought was a good half day of walking away from the hotel. We walked the ...

One hell of a bus ride II, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

One hell of a bus ride II

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... with us and we managed to get to our hostel, which our little travelling group had booked for us... well done them!! The approach to La Paz was pretty amazing... You come up to the top of a hill and are faced with a gigantic crater, filled in with a ...

The Lazy Thin Air of La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Lazy Thin Air of La Paz

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... visit the recently famous San Pedro Prison, yes thats right, a real prison!!! San Pedro prison, the biggest in Bolivia's main city, La Paz, is home to about 1,500 inmates, most of them murderers and rapists. An undercover BBC reporter recently visited ...

Keeping the peace, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Keeping the peace

A travel blog entry by kris

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... of dust that was constantly pouring in preventing any decent breath of air, it was horrible and would recomened the train which goes halfway to La Paz to avoid this experience.. The bus pulls into La Paz along a road with a great view of the city, passing ...

The Highest Capital in the world, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The Highest Capital in the world

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia - one of South America's most interesting cities, and at 12,000 feet it is the highest capital city in the world.  (The highest city in the world is Potosi, Bolivia - I'm going there next week.) La Paz is ...

Highest capital city and 1st roast dinner, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Highest capital city and 1st roast dinner

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... spent most of the day looking around these shops. In the evening, we went to the English pub once more, and I had bangers and mash, and John had a pie and mash. The food was good once again. When we leave La Paz, I'll certainly be missing the homely ...

Valley of the moon - La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Valley of the moon - La Paz

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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29.1.10 There are market stalls everywhere in La Paz. It seems you can get everything except a Bolivian sticker for your vehicle and a street map. There are many poor people begging in the streets with their children. The many food stalls are well ...

Danger?  I Laugh in the Face of Danger!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Danger? I Laugh in the Face of Danger!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... like getting back on a horse). The road is called the death road because this narrow, bumpy dirt road, the only way to get from La Paz to Corico, averages about one car or truck a week off the edge. The edge is a vertical drop of at least 100 meters, ...

Altitude sickness, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Altitude sickness

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... had no boom gate. So I stopped by the booth and the uniformed guard asked me a question and I smiled and said "From Australia, going to La Paz". “Ah, si, si” he said. I said “OK?” and he said “Si” and indicated that I ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... all manner of weird and wonderful items from love potions to preserved animal carcasses! That evening we decided to dine at La Paz's reputedly best international restaurant. As we rounded the corner of the street and spotted the doorman at the very ...

A Brighter Side of Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Brighter Side of Bolivia

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... stretching for miles over the barren highlands. Later in the week we decided it was time to head north towards La Paz - the administrative capital of Bolivia, and reputedly the highest capital city in the world at about 13,000 ft. On our way through ...

The highest Capital City in the world... SMASH!!!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The highest Capital City in the world... SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... form a stunning landscape with a beautiful mountain backdrop.  Next we were driven through one of the more salubrious neighbourhoods of La Paz where houses can cost over $300,000 US lots of them were on private estates and the shopping district was ...

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