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Travel Blogs from La Paz
... come to the station hoping to buy a ticket with the bus driver.
They also told me that they had read online that the bus company had been going downhill for the past few years. And that the lady at the information desk in the bus terminal had advised against booking with them. Meanwhile, the minutes were ticking away with no sight of a bus. 5 am came and went. I went to ask the guy at the counter how long until the bus would be there. 'It's coming', was his ...
The 6th of August is Bolivian Independence Day and we headed to the main square to see a military parade. There were numerous military units & bands marching around the square. In a similar manner to Peru some of the dress, dancing and music made them see less than scary or professional but it did provide a great spectacle. They were people with huge drums goosestepping so much it looked like they may kick themselves ...
... of the poorest and when I google Bolivia the most recent story is the passing of a policy making the legal working age ten years old. From what I read the unions wanted this policy, the children's workers union. I'm paraphrasing but the president said 'It fits in with the culture and the way of life here... a natural fit that is needed'. The usual groups are against the decision saying it only deepens the cycle of poverty and that kids miss out on an ...
... for about 2000 prisoners; the rules and consequences for inside the prison are created by the prisoners- with the punishments being incentive enough to keep all in line. There is much more I could write but it may not be as interesting for everyone else as it was for me. From the prison we walked through a local fruit/vege/meat market, and then along to the famous witches market, despite a good percentage of Bolivia being Catholic they still practice ceremonies ...
... dark ale, along with some delicious caipirinhas!
The following day Casey and I packed, had a delicious lunch plate (I remembered what 'panza' is after I'd already eaten it - stomach! Still, it was nice!), followed by another sumptuous juice, at a couple of the numerous market stalls, and then purchased one of the local's favourite street snacks for the overnight bus to Cochabamba, puffed wheat - street vendors push this around the street in wheelbarrows in massive quantities!
Other places to stay in La Paz
Calle Loayza 420, La Paz | Hostelfrom $12
1476 Comercio, La Paz | Hostelfrom $15
Av Montes & Uruguay, La Paz | Hostelfrom $13
Colombia 257, La Paz | Hostelfrom $17
Av Montes 693, La Paz | Hostelfrom $13
716 Illampu St., La Paz | Hostelfrom $43
216 Calle Aroma, La Paz | Hostelfrom $34
Av. Montes #641, La Paz | 2 star hostelfrom $11
Alto de la Alianza 693, La Paz | Hostelfrom $11
Ingavi 681, La Paz | Hostelfrom $10
Nicolas Acosta #477, La Paz | Hostelfrom $16