Hotel Restaurante Oberland
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... being promised news and then there was none. Around 2 some excitement happened: we could see vans coming over the desert pass! It turns out the vans from two companies were able to escape the road blockade and off road up to the border, taking video to show that the conditions were fine. It turned out that the Chilean road safety people had taken one look at the clouds up higher where we were, assumed it was snowing, and closed the roads. Those two vans took down the people that ...
... of the narrow, dirt and gravel path, which does still have fairly regular traffic. It took about 5hrs to get down in total and despite a couple of minor near misses (from stupidly going too fast) I was down in one piece. A well deserved beer followed by a swim in a freezing but beautiful river were next before we briefly went to a monkey sanctuary and then headed back to La Paz at sunset. I went out with the lads I met doing Death ...
... of deaths that have occurred on this road. Before the new road was built cars, trucks, busses and everyone else had to travel up and down on this one dirt road cut into the side of a mountain. The road is really only one lane but there are a couple of sections that are one and a half lanes wide. So with some instructions and tips on what to watch out for we headed off down the death road. The view was amazing and the drop went straight down. We rode over rocks, ...
... to Tiwanaku some pre Incan ruins about an hours drive out of the city. So we get downstairs and once again there were no staff to be found and yep no breakfast either. This hostel was ****! We spoke to the security guy and told him we had a tour to get to soon and rang someone. About 15 minutes later a lady and about 3 men showed up to start making breakfast. Apparently Bolivians are lazy and would rather go out and get drunk than show up to work, or so says the owner who showed up. ...
Well, that's a slight exaggeration but I was really wary of Bolivia after the nightmare lianne and I had, then you add this nightmare too, so I just wanted to leave and never look back. But, perhaps I spoke too soon as there's some lovely places in Bolivia, including sucre.
Sucre is a small, incredibly pretty town, known to mny as Bolivia's most beautiful and tranquil town. There's not much to do here ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Restaurante Oberland La Paz
We spent over two weeks camped in the grounds of the Hotel Oberland. It was a pleasant stay with good security, friendly staff and the owner, Walter, is very helpful and knows where you need to go for everything! The meals in the restaurant were fabulous!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.