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I finally made it to La Paz, the capital of Bolivia and the world's highest altitude major city. It's a warm welcome after the touristy Copacabana. Don't get me wrong, La Paz is touristy too but that's only a small part of what the city is about. It's a very bustling and different city where anything goes, it seems. I've spent the past few days hanging at the hostel and making friends with Israelis and Canadians mostly. I walked around a bunch ...
... by the church. We were told this market was generally packed on weekends but being a week day it was very quiet. Here we had some time to stroll about and help ourselves to any food or beverages. Maureen felt a bit perched and fancied a drink, with her Spanish she ordered an apple juice to take away and received exactly that. It may not be what Maureen is use to, but she she got apple juice in a plastic bag with a straw, so she could literally take it away. This wasn't our ...
... of that I must smile because I half remember a joke where that happens. Both ears...He cleans the aluminium cup with a piece of paper he takes out of the garbage bin and heats another bit of the potion, this time without the soap. He protects his fingers from the heat with a piece of paper and I wonder how hot the potion will be when it will hit my completely bald head. He smears the stuff all over me and gently wipes it dry with another cloth. Surprisingly enough the hot stuff ...
... year old mine. The tunnels that honeycomb the mountain can be extremely dangerous and inexperienced miners have been known to get lost and die. I also learnt about all the small mining cooperatives that now mine the mountain after the government abandoned it. Although, the conditions are extremely harsh and often place the miners health at risk they are paid well above the average Bolivian wage. Still not a job I would like to do. In the mine we also visited El Tio ...
... this fuel stop for use on our return North.
Next stage was the 200 km mountain section to Potosi. Nice clear day although a little cool (low teens and lower as the sun lowered). Stopped halfway to transfer fuel and to add clothing. While stopped a truck driver stopped too and told us of a motorcycle accident up ahead. Off again and soon found 3 guys and 4 bikes. One a BMW F800GS had low-sided. Looked rideable but the rider was already away for medical attention.