Travel Blogs from La Paz, Bolivia

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The highest capital in the World, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

The highest capital in the World

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... and large number of cacti. The area only came under national protection in 2003 as building and construction on the outskirts of La Paz had encroached the little remaining area that shows the historical geography of the canyon. Oh and there is a golf ...

Livin' It Up On Death Road, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Livin' It Up On Death Road

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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James was confident, I was really scared! I just kept thinking "there's an animal sanctuary at the end of this". We went with Gravity, ominous name but highly regarded and rightly so. There are some real horror stories about some of the companies, ...

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

The Highest capital in the world

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

BA - Santiago - La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

BA - Santiago - La Paz

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... my piece for the Argentinian tourist board is over...... A brief overnight in Santiago airport was necessary en route to La Paz, Bolivia where, providing the news and information we're receiving is correct and up to date, the recent political unrest ...

A Mixed Afternoon, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Mixed Afternoon

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... shells stuffed with egg, potato and sauce.  They were the perfect midday snacks.  We also dropped in on Vertigo Biking Bolivia one last time to pick up our t-shirts and photo CD's and to use their free internet. The rain finally caught up ...

A Quick Stop, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

A Quick Stop

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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A quick stop for the night back in La Paz, before catching our bus to Copacabana. We survived the notorious cemetery in Lima when we went to catch the bus.  The worst that happened was that us poor tourists got charged twice the price for the ...

From the Valley of the Moon to Huayana Potosi, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

From the Valley of the Moon to Huayana Potosi

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Potosi soars into the brilliant Bolivian sky only thirty kilometers from the bustling streets of the world's highest capital city, La Paz. Its beautiful snow-clad slopes are seen everywhere on posters and 'daily departure' boards dotted along travel ...

Shopping it up, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Shopping it up

A travel blog entry by camille

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... , it was a painless 20 minute procedure and I had my entrance to Paraguay in my passport. Things I Learned * The post office in La Paz sews your package up like a dead sailor in his hammock after thoroughly checking everything (and being appalled at ...

La Paz - crazy city at nearly 4km altitude..., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz - crazy city at nearly 4km altitude...

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... the fumes are pretty strong and due to the altitude we can’t walk very far without a break.  Despite this initial impression, La Paz does grow on us and we do enjoy the time here.  Mainly by trying the many, many restaurants and ...

City In A Bowl, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

City In A Bowl

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... up front requested her own photo and bathroom stops. Approaching urban areas in developing countries is always painfully slow, and La Paz was no exception.  Traffic chaos resulting from a combination of lawlessness and me-first attitudes choked our ...

First days in Bolivia, La Paz, Cochabamba, Bolivia travel blog

First days in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... explored the rest of the city a bit and Roel went to see a movie (Gangs of New York) in the evening. We found La Paz and Bolivia much more relaxed then Peru. We could, for example, browse through shops at leisure, and their are lots of opporunities to ...

Crazy, lively La Paz!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Crazy, lively La Paz!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... and there it was...in the late afternoon sunshine, one of the most impressive sights I've seen (apart from Paul of course! Hmmmm!)...La Paz sprawling in every direction in the base and up the side of the valley! We had actually been driving through El ...

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 ...

La Paz'ing Through, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz'ing Through

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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We'd seen pictures but aside from approaching Manhattan from New Jersey by night, the approach to La Paz is the most stunning of any city I’ve been too. Our bus approached around the rim of the 4,000 metre high bowl, dropping down onto a cram-packed ...

Left for dead in the amazon basin last you ..., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Left for dead in the amazon basin last you ...

A travel blog entry by jonboy

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... lunch. Once again in Rurrenabaque We arrived back in Rurrenabaque on Friday, and had our flight booked to fly back to La Paz on Saturday. Well, it rained a substantial amount friday night and the military said that flights would not be coming in ...

Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivia

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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La Paz, Potosi, Solar de Iuyni, Altiplano/Salt Flats - Christmas LA PAZ: Back to the city. It`s now the 20th of December and people are starting to talk of Christmas. The decorations go up on the truck and secret Santa presents are starting to be ...

Chacaltaya and the Valle de la Luna!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Chacaltaya and the Valle de la Luna!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... and off we went! We drove through the richer areas of downtown La Paz and what a contrast to the rundown buildings in El Alto. La Paz is abit different from most cities as the rich people live in town and the poor people live in the suburbs! The opposite ...

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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... protest rolls its way down the main drag of town to the tune of fireworks is quite an experience, and it seems to me La Paz offers it virtually every day. Despite the warnings of civil unrest on the Australian foreign affairs website it all looked quite ...

Food poisoning sucks, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Food poisoning sucks

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... on us. Apparently one person was sick for 6 months with something the doctors couldn't identify after making that mistake. I'm really liking La Paz, it's a very cool city. Had probably my final haircut of the trip. It was an experience. The street that ...

Back to La Paz for a brief stop over, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Back to La Paz for a brief stop over

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... after Argentina.   On the way back to the hostel, we pass the parades that are celebrating the patron saint of La Paz.  Suddenly the constant band practice that we have seen and heard makes sense – they are into their brass bands in ...

Peaceful in La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Peaceful in La Paz

A travel blog entry by panf007

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The bus to La Paz, Bolivia was on time. This was a direct tourist bus similar to the one we took two days ago from Puno. We left the quiet Copacabana and rolled through some barren hills until we reached the Straight of Tiquina, a narrow crossing on Lake ...

Back to Paz...in an even smaller plane!, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Back to Paz...in an even smaller plane!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... 12 seats...Paul's hand was shaking already!!!! But it was as smooth as you like!!!! And before we knew it, we were back in La Paz..bags in hand and ready for our next journey to Sucre! But not before...Star Wars Episode 3 & popcorn! What better way to ...

Highest Capital on earth, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Highest Capital on earth

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... and only cost 30bs! The taxi ride was pretty cool, quite a long way, but pretty amazing scenery. The craziness of La Paz centre, gradually gave way to more modern and well kept buildings.....and then finally to impressive rocky mountains. We had ...

I donīt recall where my last entry left off ..., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

I donīt recall where my last entry left off ...

A travel blog entry by jonboy

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... . I have never smelt anything worse or felt more disguisted in my life. La Paz We left this morning relatively early for La Paz, Bolivia. We were fortunate that our bus was running on time because there have been several protests in Peru and the ...

FROM ARICA (CHILE) TO BOLIVIAN BORDER... LA PAZ..., La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

FROM ARICA (CHILE) TO BOLIVIAN BORDER... LA PAZ...

A travel blog entry by gurcanelbek

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... sira son derece serin sabahlar da beni olumsuz etkiledi. Bu zorluklar iįinde bes gün dinlendikten (dinlenmek zorunda olmaktan) sonra La Paz... Kendimi zaman zaman (įogu zaman) Ankara Kalesinin ara/arka sokaklarinda gezerken buldum La Paz'da. 40 yil ...

Huayna Potosi, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Huayna Potosi

A travel blog entry by worldroamers

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... to altitude before you can reach the top. Bolivia and specifically this mountain were perfect for me because I could acclimate while here in La Paz and while doing the trek we did outside Sorata. We also did a day trip to a nearby mountain that was ...

People Watching, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

People Watching

A travel blog entry by pchun88

Hello Everyone,   I just arrived in La Paz, Bolivia this morning.  The altitude here is just as high as Cusco if not more.  I am having a hell of time trying to breath this thin air.  The exhaust smoke from all the buses hasnīt ...

Chasing Che (and more), La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Chasing Che (and more)

A travel blog entry by amitevron

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... night. Ray is going to climb a mountain, Sam is in a rush to get to Peru, and Bart and Carolina are ready to leave La Paz, so I continue alone...   A bunch of friends from back home will be visiting Cusco in the coming weeks so I've decided to rent ...

From Puno via Lake Titicaca to La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

From Puno via Lake Titicaca to La Paz

A travel blog entry by irenan

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... de Uyuni was nothing like I've ever seen before, so I think it deserves a separate blog entry...meanwhile, I will continue here with La Paz...         We had one whole day to explore the city on our own, the rest of the ...

Welcome to Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia travel blog

Welcome to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by guitar1515

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