Travel Blogs from La Paz, Bolivia

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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 ...

Injury, Illness & NY Fireworks., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Injury, Illness & NY Fireworks.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... street stall, we break open a bottle of wine and settle in. What a blast, come 12pm it would appear that absolutely every citizen of La Paz had fire works to light. The city was ablaze with noise and colour. Fantastic. So what else can happen?? We wake up ...

La Paz:Dried Llama Fetuses & Screaming Down a Road, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz:Dried Llama Fetuses & Screaming Down a Road

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... pro-Evo T-shirts and went to the Presidential Palace.  We were hooked up with a tour - along with about 6 other teenagers from La Paz - through to his conference rooms, sat in his big chairs, saw the first map of Bolivia, and a sword used by Sucre ...

Cycling down the Worldīs most dangerous road, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Cycling down the Worldīs most dangerous road

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... the edge of the cliff. Thanks be to God I was too busy concentrating to start gazing around on the hill. It was one hell of a dangerous sight. If you ever find yourself in La Paz with a day to kill donīt leave without doing this. Absolutely ...

Altitude!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Altitude!

A travel blog entry by jodifer

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... either. And finally have you ever been anoyed by someone saying "Can I borrow your mobile...I wonīt be a second". Well in La Paz they have the antidote to the mobile phone scroungers....some dude who walks around with his mobile chained to his hand ...

Downhill all the way....., La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia travel blog

Downhill all the way.....

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... usual! We got to the asphalt bit before dark and I started to relax but couldnt sleep despite being very tired. We arrived into La Paz at about 7ish and proceeded to get stuck in traffic jams for ages before arriving home. Jen and Jonno our fellow ...

Huge city in a canyon!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Huge city in a canyon!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... shoddy, dusty town, but it is on Lake Titicacaca and is bustling with vendors and people so we liked it. The journey onto La Paz was pleasant enough, and shorter than we expected (as usual the bus driver obviously thought he was on a formula one ...

Dangerous Roads, Jails, 5th Wheelin and Planning, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Dangerous Roads, Jails, 5th Wheelin and Planning

A travel blog entry by catters

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... in the ####... oh well.  Anyone who has read a book called "Marching Powder" about the infamous San Pedro prison in La Paz will understand the following - those who havent will think i am a little crazy.  Basically inmates in San Pedro have ...

A bumpy ride to La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A bumpy ride to La Paz

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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When we arrived at La Paz bus terminal, it was only about a 5 minute walk to our hostel - The Adventure Brew. First impressions is that it's a nice place. Our room wasn't going to be ready until about 12.30pm, but to be fair, we didn't really have that ...

A Walk around the city, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Walk around the city

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... down the World's Most Dangerous Road. We are definitely going to do it, but will do it in March when we come back through La Paz as we have more time then. As it was approaching 2pm we decided to find a bit of lunch.....and there it was......glowing ...

Last few days in La Paz - draft, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Last few days in La Paz - draft

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Another short entry due to the fact we had food poisoning and spent much of our time in bed or on the toilet (sorry). La Paz is a crazy city. Never experienced such a polluted city before. OK, itīs lively and there are lots of markets but you need to ...

The long, cold but beautiful road to La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The long, cold but beautiful road to La Paz

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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in 26 hours the bus brought me from Pisco, Peru to La Paz Bolivia. The bus had great seats, lots of space and great service, but when the heating broke at night and it started to actually freeze in the bus (we could see that from the ice formed on the ...

Partying in the highest city in the word, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Partying in the highest city in the word

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... should have left La Paz a day earlier to recover. Costs Private room in Wild Rover shared bathroom - Ģ13.80 Bottle of local rum - Ģ1.38 Bottle of local whisky - Ģ2.77 Bus from Cochabamba – La Paz - Ģ6 each Cost of a vindaloo curry - ...

Bus Journey, Civil Unrest and Bangers & Mash, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Bus Journey, Civil Unrest and Bangers & Mash

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... a minibus and got the driver to give us a lift to the Alto La Paz bus terminal where we could get a taxi to La Paz.....hopefully. The minibus took us round all the back streets to avoid the road block. This is where you start thinking of the mornings ...

Green rice, green beer & green shots - Paddy Day!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Green rice, green beer & green shots - Paddy Day!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Happy Paddy Day After our free pancake breakfast we decided to take a walk around the markets. I picked myself up a few bargains. Bought a digital watch for Ģ2 which has flashing techno lights on it - wicked! Also got myself a new pair of shades as ...

Glory hallelujah, my godchild Annelyn is born!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Glory hallelujah, my godchild Annelyn is born!

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Somewhere this morning, a beautiful baby girl was born. She s called Annelyn, weighs 3135 grams and is already 47.5 cm big. She s the daughter of my brother Hjalmar and his wife Karoline, grandchild of Balou and Mamatou (my parents, not their real ...

Bienvenidos a Bolivia!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Bienvenidos a Bolivia!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... is the highest capital city in the world at 3800 metres) the steep streets made each wrong turn a mini marathon!! The stalls in La Paz featured such delicacies as dried llama foeteses for warding off evil spirits! When the day arrived for us to move on ...

La Paz, Bolivia 14th - 17th & 21st - 24th Jan, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz, Bolivia 14th - 17th & 21st - 24th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... and the warmer it is too! It was crazy the difference in temperature from the top to the bottom.   We both loved La Paz, its like one giant market, everywhere someone is selling something, always something to look at. Food, pens, briefcases, ...

High n Dry in Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

High n Dry in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by mrjoey

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I am now almost 4000 metres high in La Paz (The Peace), Bolivia.........after 3 weeks and 1200km of cycling and marvelling at the multi coloured canyons of Argentina and then freezing and gasping through the yellow high plains (altiplano) of Bolivia. And ...

I Survived the Worlds Most Dangerous Road, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

I Survived the Worlds Most Dangerous Road

A travel blog entry by hodge

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I here in Brazil now and the relief of no altitude is overwhelming..... The last couple of days I spent in Bolivia were in La Paz and Corioco. We left Copacaba late in the evening and got into La Paz around 10pm. Piss off and tied from the earlier 6 ...

My week in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

My week in La Paz

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Well, what did I do with my time in La Paz? I arrived here almost two weeks ago, Sunday night. The first week I didnīt do to much, but taking Spanish classes. Those were OK, but not much more than that. The teacher understood what I needed, beeing a lot ...

Huayna Potosi (6088m), ge moet goe zot zijn!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Huayna Potosi (6088m), ge moet goe zot zijn!

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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I found out there was an "easy" 6000der to climb near La Paz. Almost every travel agency in La Paz is offering the climb, so it really couldnīt be that hard. Also the fact that a 6000der would look great on my resume made me decide to do it. Two choices: ...

Paz in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Paz in La Paz

A travel blog entry by camille

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... was going on. It was fantastic and I liked it much more than the first two. Things I Learned * When there is an election on in Bolivia, everything shuts down. * You cannot avoid walking uphill in La Paz. * Street burgers and hot dogs are great ...

Monkey Magic, Cuzco, Lago Titicaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Monkey Magic

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... of the Inca gods and believed to be the cradle of civilisation itself, starkly beautiful and still very untouched and barren. Bolivia reads like a Guiness book of world records, the highest lake, highest capital city, the most dangerous road, the biggest ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... hospitality club hosts for over 10 years. When I arrived, the house was full with a Francois and Leila (father and daughter) from french-speaking Canada, Sophie from Denmark and me. I am using La Paz as a base to explore the northern part of ...

Running in Place, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Running in Place

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... we'll take all the silver back to Spain.) Despite an active tourism trade, there is only one US owned hotel in Bolivia, the La Paz Radisson. McDonald's and Domino's Pizza opened a few restaurants a while back but had to pull out because of the ...

Rain Delays Step Off To Amazon., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Rain Delays Step Off To Amazon.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... in front reclined their seats, our stuff is trapped underneath and our knees bruised. We do however manage some sleep. On arrival in La Paz bus station we immediately grab a bus to a hostel and manage to be checked into a private room. (none were showing ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from La Paz in our entry from Copacabana, Bolivia entitled 'Mamacoca!'. Cheers, K & ...

Light headed in lively La Paz-by Kia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Light headed in lively La Paz-by Kia

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... plain ol' caffeine). The mis-information theme continued today as we toured the Pre-Inca ruins of Tiwanaku (1.5 hours outside of La Paz). The Tiwanaku (like the Incas that followed) practiced the art of skull deformation. Our guide told us they did ...

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