Pan American Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Paz
... the sacred Sun Island. Despite not seeing the main pre-Incan ruins on the island because no one on the island seemed to know where it was (another example of the South America factor) despite it being a landmark, I still enjoyed the famous Incan Puerta del Sol as well as stunning view of the lake. And of course, no trip through the Andes would be complete without having to walk at least 20 minutes up a mountain in any given direction without oxygen. I've been ...
... build the church to create a sense of ownership; what resulted was a facade with indigenous carvings on the pillar and San Francisco in the middle. We went to the central plaza where the presidential palace and government buildings are; the presidential palace is also called the burnt palace due to the Bolivians burning it down 3 times. Bolivians are quite political people and have the world record of the most number of presidents in the shortest amount of time- ...
... poor to support them, and they are free to come and go as they wish. Unfortunately this tour was shut down by the government after the drugs problem in there escalated. Also a number of tourists were shanked. So, perhaps just as well.
We then saw the food markets and learned how to speak to the 'cholitas' the women who operate the stalls - it is necessary to befriend one and visit only that one every week, call her 'casera', and always ask for the yapa, or 'extra' - they ...
Having traveled in luxury we arrived in La Paz at 6:30am somewhat more refreshed than our previous Bolivian bus trips. When we stepped off the bus we realised just how cold it is here so we very quickly found our woolly hats and gloves. Our hostel was already booked so all we had to do was find it. La Paz sits at 3540 meters so we were a little worried how we would handle walking with our packs. It turns out we had nothing to worry about and 15 minutes later we arrived at our home ...
... Armonia –next to home- and Namaste –a block away from work-. The diet in Bolivia has a lot of meat in it, so Wes and I are starting to bend the mostly vegetarian diet... so having these good vegetarian options is nice!
- I found a place to swim. It’s kind of a hassle to get to, but it is a nice Olympic size pool (Alto Obrajes pool) and the water is clean. The crazy part ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking