Travel Blogs from La Paz
... t seen one in 2 weeks. One of the guides wrapped the anaconda around his arm and even got bitten by him. Turns out, their bite is not poisonous so the guide was ok. After, we went back for lunch, followed by a siesta and an evening piranha fishing. We caught nothing! The guide caught catfish and served it to us with dinner after. It looked and tasted disgusting. Our final day in the Jungle just involved more animal/bird watching and the option to swim ...
... 1/2 hours, half of which seemed to consist of trying to climb up out of the valley that the city of La Paz has been built in.
Once out on the open road our mini bus driver showed the same skills, enthusiasm and road safety sense that has been common the country over.
Tiwanaku is a small community that now reaps the reward of having discovered in its back yard, evidence of the pre Colombian, pre Aztec civilisation.
A guide would have ...
... 8216;the height’) is quite hard to describe if you haven’t seen anything like it. Located in the highest, most northern part of the area, as a kind of slum just outside of La Paz – although it has recently been classified as its own city, and is one of the fastest growing in South America. Sod it, here’s Wikipedia to take over: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Alto,_L a_Paz.
The market, which is located on a jutting ridge that looks down on the ...
... at a hotel for lunch and a refreshing dip in the pool before learning the drive back would be 3 hr in the very cramped and slow minibus.
La Paz was a nice city with a good vibe despite not being very developed. We wandered the markets and had some good Thai food (3 course meal for £3 each). We enjoyed people watching, especially the ladies in their fancy traditional dress. The next day we caught our 4hr bus to Copacabana on Lake ...
... to our left, digging in our ice picks on our right, every so often our left foot would slip down the hill and we'd have to use our ice picks to regain our balance and get us back on our feet. We stopped for a rest after another 100m or so and tried to force down some water. We noticed some writing in the snow that said go Sarah and wondered if it was from our group, we also passed some more that said 5700m- we were only 300m away from the summit. We had passed many people on ...
Other places to stay in La Paz
Calle Loayza 420, La Paz | Hostelfrom $11
Av Montes & Uruguay, La Paz | Hostelfrom $13
1476 Comercio, La Paz | Hostelfrom $11
Colombia 257, La Paz | Hostel$23 average
Av Montes 693, La Paz | Hostelfrom $13
716 Illampu St., La Paz | Hostelfrom $36
Alto de la Alianza 693, La Paz | Hostelfrom $11
Av. Montes #641, La Paz | 2 star hostelfrom $10
Ingavi 681, La Paz | Hostelfrom $11
Nicolas Acosta #477, La Paz | Hostelfrom $6