Pan American Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Paz
... Akapany pyramid and the Semi underground temple. Our first stop here this morning was two museums of artifacts, mostly pottery, dug up when these ruins were discovered. They still have a lot to dig up but it takes time and lots of money.
After the ruins we drove back to south La Paz to see the Valley of the Moon. It looked a lot like the badlands in Nebraska. As a matter of fact, our guide said they were like the badlands ...
... in one piece. It probably goes without saying the outskirts and El Alto areas of La Paz are slums and gritty going. Downtown is a melange of everything, rich, poor, new old, clean filthy, and everywhere people and cars.
My hostale was centrally located right beside the Witches market, and Cathedral San Francisco, making it simple to navigate the city. Pretty dour reception on arrival but the hostale itself was fine. My ...
... town than any other we have experienced in the Americas.
Tuesday 28th January
We returned from our 3 day trip to Uyuni on Monday's overnight bus and spent Tuesday having a better look at La Paz. In particular we visited the excellent coca museum. Chewing coca leaves helps greatly with the altitude and harsh life in this area. The Inca held the plant ...
... and poorest neighborhoods spreaded on a plateau at over 4000 meters above sea level, and the lowest and the richest at the bottom of this huge valley at less than 3000. The world's highest international airport, the most chaotic traffic I have ever seen, an incessant stream of people, cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks, a myriad of busy, noisy and strange markets that sell everything from electronics, to clothes, to dead baby lamas hanged in the Witch's market for who knows ...
... off to a pretty slow start. The bar staff were basically just forcing orange vodka jelly shots upon us in a bid for the party to get started and eventually people started to get silly with the face paints, including Robbie who ended up resembling some kind of weird Father Christmas caricature.
Anyway, beer and jelly aside, we got our immigration stamps that we needed after a bit of a going over by the migration staff and then booked the next part of our journey to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking