Pan American Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Paz
... and sacrifices to Pachamama (Mother Earth). It is believed that the Aymara people arrived in the Bolivia around 1500BC and built Tiwanaku around 300BC. Our tour guide told us the Aymara were around 2 meters tall which is why the steps are so high, we are not so sure though. The people of Bolivia are so short even Chris feels like a giant, but it may be that the current people have no genetic links to the Aymara. Unfortunately Tiwanaku has suffered looting over the years and a lot ...
... given by one of the prisoners and even opt to spend a night on the inside. If you want more info you should read a fascinating book called "Marching Powder" written about a British drug trafficker who ran the tours in the prison. It's written by a guy who decided to spend three months living in the prison for the hell of it, to share his story. NB the Bolivian government has said it intends to close the prison in the near future, which has angered ...
... will be too rambling. - when you enter you are charged an entrance fee - you are considered guilty until proven innocent - you often wait 3 years until you get a trial and this does not count towards the sentence you will carry out - there are only 15 guards and they guard the outside only, the inside is run by the prisoners with whatever rules they want to use as long as they don't step outside the boundaries - people don't try to escape because the ...
... going to let them go the next morning.
This is THE most dangerous road in the world.
Resulting in many many deaths, more than 60kms of steep cliff edges and room for only 1 vehicle for many parts. Many cars and busses and bikes have fallen from this road. One estimate says 200-300 people fall and die from this road every year.
And guess what parents!
We didn't do it ...
Rushing around this morning, firstly trying to find my
rainjacket I’d left behind last night in one bar or other, but came up empty in
both places, each having different staff on – told to come back later after
Then off to migration to extend my visa as would only give
me 30 days at the border. Once I’d finally found somewhere ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking