Hotel Osira

Av 20 de Octubre N0 1494, La Paz, Bolivia | Inn
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Travel Blogs from La Paz

A late introduction to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by coco89 on Jul 10, 2014

... preference whether to wear western or indigenous clothes. Part of the traditional clothing is to wear a big skirt that accentuates the hips - the main reason for that being that big hips are a sign of good childbearing qualities. Another part of the traditional clothing is the hat - the so called sombrerito, which are basically just top hats that are way to small and therefore sit on top of the head while the women constantly balance for it not to fall off. ...

The big city

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey on Jun 26, 2014

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... our nightly free beer at our brewhouse hostel!

After our first decent night's sleep in La Paz, we enjoyed the free pancake breakfast that the hostel offers daily and took a colectivo out to the Tiwanaku ruins. The Tiwanaku culture was pre-Incan, however exhibited a lot of Incan design in their structures - this isn't that surprising given that the Incas originated from the Lake Titicaca region. We spent some time at the main site, where we climbed on and around a ...

La Paz

A travel blog entry by phillipsquared on Jun 19, 2014

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... just outside of La Paz, the site is thought to be one of the most important ruins which predate the Inca Empire. The site was in use between 300BC and 1000 AD and was discovered accidentally while searching for the Inca Capital. Today is the 21st of June and winter Solstice, which is the first day of the Aymara new year. This meant that a huge ritual had taken place at Tiwanaku in the morning. Lots of Bolivians and tourists go to the site to celebrate the New Year and ...

Bolivia - Death Road and Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by kate_matt on Jun 19, 2014

... early night and grab a bite to eat. We stopped off at a nice Mexican restaurant and had a platter of guacamole, salsa, chilli, meatballs and a few other bits and bobs! This meal was the beginning of our downfall... We went to bed at 9pm and when we woke it was not a pretty sight Kate hadn't made it to the toilet and was sick in the hallway of the hostel and after Matt cleaned it up he was sick as well... Not a good start to the day! We decided to postpone the ...

The tragedy of Huayna Potosi

A travel blog entry by annahildreth on Jun 03, 2014

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... Understanding that I had first aid experience my guide untied me from his harness and let me go. Diving in at the young man's side I started sets of 30 aggressive compressions aware that for every 1 minute of CPR this boy's chance of survival goes down by 10%. He was already blue.

I didn't check his airway or his breathing and his head was on a rucksack. Should I have put his head flat in the snow? I knew his airway was patent because with mouth ...

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This inn, located on Av 20 de Octubre N0 1494, La Paz, is near Iglesia de San Francisco, Cerro Rico, Plaza Murillo, and Casa Nacional de la Moneda.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good