Travel Blogs from La Paz
Feb 16th - Took the bus from Puno to La Paz. Saw loads of people from the island stay tour at the bus station. Everyone appears to be leaving at the same time on various different buses. Bizarrely, I sat next to an Aussie girl on the bus who knew Guildford as she had a friend at university there. The border crossing into Bolivia went fine and we …
... entered a period of expansion with one of the branches forming the Incas. The expansion period was visible on the museum as the Tiwanku sculptures and pottery designs started including frogs, cabyvara and other animals that are not present in the Andean highlands. Clearly, they had discovered the Amazon :) Within the Tiwanaku exhibits we could clearly see that the Inca civilisation built on this one. Burial methods were the same, holy animals were the same, and the Incan ...
... for the night. Everything in the hotel, including tables, chairs, beds etc is made of salt. Quite interesting to look at, but it isnīt the best at insulating! I ended up sharing a bedroom with one of the Spanish people - there was a family of 4 that went together, and me and this other lone traveller. We had a bit of time to chill to ourselves, and then we went to the dining hall for dinner. I was kind of dreading dinner a bit as it gets a bit boring listening to everyone talk in ...
... later, we reached the bottom. The last section of switchbacks is probably the most fun, however the Aussie girl behind me came off her bike due to the seat breaking. That would not have been good on the cliffy part!
After a late lunch and shower at a hotel, it was the long drive back to La Paz. This time on the new road (reopened) which is almost as scary as the old one!
Another good thing to do in La Paz is the free walking tour. Very well run, two ...
... asked what we wanted it with, so we said nothing, which again shocked the barman but he carried on pouring baileys, then got another bottle! Finally he placed two completely full tumblers of Baileys on the bar...Jess just tapped Leanne who said 'sorry, I have to take a photo of this!' At this point we just said a shot glass would do! Anyway, then it was time to head to bed for a few hours until we had to get our 3am taxi to the airport to start the long journey ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
Excellent stay, thanks to Marcello and the staff.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.