Hotel Boutique "El Consulado"
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Travel Blogs from La Paz
... have seats together for us, but thankfully there was two across the isle from each other. At 2:00pm we pulled out of the station and almost an hour later we were on the outskirts of El Alto, traffic is always a nightmare through El Alto. Another hour and a half later we arrived at a small town on the shores of Lake Titicaca to catch a ferry. We all unloaded and bought our 2 boliviano tickets for the ferry while our bus loaded a barge. A short boat ride later we were back on the bus and heading to ...
... every stab of the ice axe felt like a horse had just stood on my forearm. With an exhaustion of energy I had no choice but to admit defeat and come down. Panick stricken and upset I felt that I would have no chance of reaching the summit but kind words from my guide reassured me that there was no climbing that steep on the mountain.
Day two and our only aim was to hike from base to high camp. Only?! With a 55 litre backpack full of gear and at ~5000m altitude this ...
... able to fully appreciate the size of the cliffs we were riding alongside. It was an amazing ride, albeit bone-jarring and painful, and I felt surprisingly safe. It was 65km down, along cliffs, underneath waterfalls and through streams, with a bit of uphill at the end -not so good for sick Kate! Both of us managed to avoid injuries apart from blisters. I think this was a highlight of our trip for both of us! We finished off the ride with a buffet ...
... skipped is the cocaine bar, Route 36 where drinks can be ordered together with cocaine packages.
Since there is basically no industry except coca farming and extraction of natural resources, everyone in La Paz seems to be a trader. El Alto, the neighboring city of La Paz in the mountains surrounding the capital is hosting one of the largest markets in South America where almost anything can be bought. Taking pictures has to be done very ...
The others headed off for their death road cycle today, so Lucy and I used the time to plan some more of our trip. I also had an email from Ketchum offering me a job! Ahhh. Just sorting out date details though, but exciting stuff. Would be lovely to have a job sorted for when I'm ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking