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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 …
... and other local animals. There was even a sections of sheep and rabbits HA! It was just like a small aussie farm :)
The following day was the day we finally got to ride Death Road the worlds deadliest road. Starting our bike ride we were lulled into a false sense of security with a new tarred surface and riding downhill where you can comfortably overtake trucks due to the speed you reach. We reached the Death Road to be greeted by a local who refused to move ...
... be thankful to know!
Mainly because we didn't have enough time and we were scheduled to catch a bus the next day. We did find out later that one of the guys ended up in hospital but by the sounds of things the rest of the group survived and got the tee shirts they so desperately wanted for completing this dangerous task.
Instead of risking our lives we decided to join the free walking ...
... proved to be the very salty cheese we have seen in abundance here on the markets. I had a couple of local beers to take away the taste. Despite my favourite dessert, sticky toffee pudding, being on the menu, I decided not to risk it.
The next day we walked to the Plaza Murrillo. We had seen the Legislative Palace and other government buildings in the Plaza in all their technicolour glory on the way to the restaurant the night before. We stopped briefly, ...
I'm coming back to La Paz later, I fly from here to the USA and there are more cultured things that I would like to do here in my next stay, like visit the witches market, do a city tour and watch the cholitas wrestle, but these few days were more about respite. I spent most of my first day relaxing and eating and the second day I went somewhere called 'The English Pub' for lunch and ran into someone I knew from Ecuador. He had a friend with him and another guy came to join us so we had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsElegance Hotel La Paz
Excellent stay, thanks to Marcello and the staff.
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