Pan American Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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After a 12 hour overnight bus journey, where I was so cold I kept dreaming I was having a hot shower (!), we arrived in La Paz. According to all reports it was extremely dangerous, we could be robbed a gunpoint, so once again our gaurd was up.... and thankfully we had no problems, even when we were forced to walk back to our hotel, 5 blocks from …
... grey and cloudy with not great visibility, but wearing our full suits and helmets, we set off. Again it took a while to get used to it but with stops for water, or just to allow people to catch up every 20 minutes or so it was easy to gain confidence and by the time we reached the bottom I was a sworn fan of mountain bilking! The road is not as narrow as might be expected, I never felt too close to the edge, however ...
... how fast the distance we covered. 8km felt like 5 minutes. After the pasta, cheesecake and beer lunch we had a quick tour of the place. It was very brief but we got to see all the capuchins, spiders, howler and even tiny squirrel monkeys. The sided monkeys had very long hair, not as cool as our beloved Central American spiders. The howlers were brown and red colours so very different to the ones in Belize. Once finished we originally going ...
... the usual palaver but despite the lengthy wait, our La Paz contact was still enthusiastically waiting for us. Cristian is a well known character in the touring cyclist world as he runs Casa de Bicicletas, which for a very small fee provides a roof, mattress, shower, kitchen and a place to lay your head for any cyclist passing through the city. We had opted however to stay at Hostal Sol Andino, deciding that after such a hefty journey and the adjustments to the altitude ...
... and locals alike to mingle. The imposing Colchani mountain range and conical misti volcano loom behind the city. Keen to try some local flavours we headed for the market to sample rocoto rellenos. The dish mixes European as well as Bolivian influences and consists of a pepper stuffed with a mixture of mince meat, onion, spices and olive. This is served with a side of pastel de papa similar to potato gratin. It was a good introduction to Arequipan cuisine and less than £2 a ...