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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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Excellent stay, thanks to Marcello and the staff.
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... to try it. As Aaron wasn't feeling 100% , we only order one lunch special and decide to share it (as we knew it was going to be another 4 course meal this time). The menu was a pumpkin and cheese salad for entree, a broccoli soup, and a carrot and and broccoli quiche, with some sort of yogurt for dessert. All of it was delicious and rich in flavour, another good find!! I order my usual midday coffee, and we decide to head back to the hostel as Aaron needs to take a nap ...
We wake up late, thankful of the generous check-out time (1pm) we go to check out and are told that we're booked in for two nights. Having seen virtually nothing of La Paz yet, we figure this is OK.
First stop cash, we find a machine that works after 2 or 3 attempts, no fake notes.
When you walk around, some of the longer streets have a snow capped mountain at the end.
We find a beautiful café which ...
... swinging round, I would have demanded to walk. When I got off when we stopped for a toilet break (and let me just explain that toilet breaks on South American buses are basically 'find a good bush to pee behind'), I wondered off into the pretty bare land behind some building and saw what I thought was an abandoned outhouse, went to go for a wee behind it and had the biggest fright of my life. Something suddenly started moving inside it and about 10 pigs ...
... and half of my life. All of this might be very dull to read about, but I'm not lying when I say it could be one of the things I'm most proud of, possibly ever!! Negotiating this on my own in Spanish. Yes way!!!! Buoyed with the confidence of this I found more friendly people who were going to La Paz, so we got on a minibus together. I wish I could have taken a selfie on this bus. I was ...
... stayed for a quick prayer and left within 5 minutes.
Balaclava boysAll over the city there are shoe shining kids wearing balaclavas. We wondered why at first, it looks like a lot of terrorists wandering round shining boots or carrying 'shoe bombs'. Apparently it's because this job is seen as quite degrading and the kids wear the balaclavas due to fear of being recognised and ridiculed.
We didn't do much else in La Paz, other than eat a very ...