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... also present in earlier Tiwanaku times, although the Incas did add the circle to symbolise Cuzco. The site we visited is most famous for its Tiwanaku temples, which sadly are mostly ruins as a result of 2000 years of nature, and local people deconstructing them for the bricks to build their own houses. Archeologists have reconstructed some of the temples to give us an idea, which was great. Some specific things which were interesting was that the Tiwanaku built ...
... language - IŽd much rather be enjoying my own company! They were all very sweet though, trying to translate their conversations into English for me, and asking me questions as best they could. I showed off my Spanish skills to them - trabajo en una compania de seguros (I work in an insurance company) to which they actually applauded and congratulated me on my Spanish! I tried to talk as much as I could, but in the end I think I was mostly just saying English words in a Spanish accent, ...
... with excellent English take you through the most important parts of downtown La Paz starting at St Pedro prison, through the food markets lining certain streets, up to the witches market where they sell preserved llama foetus', around San Fransisco square to the main plaza where all the riots happen and end at the top of a skyscraper for a better view of the city. Not too heavy on the info and at a good pace. We tipped them generously. The most interesting fact I ...
... the faint-hearted, it was an awesome experience and definitely another highlight of our trip! [Check out our video! Click on the picture at the bottom of the page...]
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
... of Bolivian ladies and gentlemen dressed in colonial era looking attires danced their way down the street to the sound of brass bands and slow rolling band wagons. The dances were choreographed and some of the costumes were quite remarkable but it was unfortunate that fate had chosen this day to orchestrate a 12 hour long spectacle of noise and chaos that we were in no state to appreciate.
The next day I was up early for the ride of my ...
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