El Rey Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Paz
Arica - La Paz
Miles - 338
Awake from 4.56am when some selfish bas*#ds were outside the door discussing their plans for the day!
The room is like a sauna with no windows, although light comes into the room through two large frosted glass panels to the outside corridor where they also put the bloody light on at 5am!
Next morning went to the (correct) Federal Police and got our exit stamp for Brazil. We went to the museum in the town, the natural history museum where we saw a photo of a man being eaten by a snake, the poor guy. We got some funny looks in this town, as I don`t think they had seen 2 backpackers in their life. The town is typical of the southern …
... Once all the kids are in there, they are basically left to their own devices until feeding time. They are fed a small sloppy bowl of white stuff at around 10, and then a slightly larger sloppy bowl of green stuff at 11ish. Once they have all eaten, they are then put down for naps and it is my time to leave.
One thing I find quite sad is how little stimulation they would get without volunteers there. This is of no fault to the mamita in the slightest, as looking ...
... plane to uyuni, which was horrible. Only 20 people were able to fit in the plane and there was no door between the cockpit and our seats. "In case of pressure loss, oxygen masks will be handed out by the cabin crew". Cabin crew as in captain? That was the only cabin crew on board.... But luckily nothing ...
... about what I would be doing
there. The orphanage is just outside the town centre, in a place called
Obrajes. To get here requires a rather daunting journey on one of La Paz
buses... These buses are basically white mini vans with signs in the
front saying where they are going to. You basically hail them down from
anywhere, and jump right in. Before you even get a chance to close the
door behind you, the driver has already sped off which is pretty scary