Having fun in the Bolivian capital
Trip Start Nov 01, 2006
65Trip End Ongoing
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We found a hostel that had only just opened called Wild Rover and they were doing an opening offer of $1 a night + they boasted the best beds in La Paz (and they we're dam right!) so we took a few people from the bus with us inc. two lovely girls from Canada land, Trish & Tash (formally both addressed as Trash) We arrived a day before Eamonn and just had dinner and a few beers in the hostel in preparation for what laid a head.
Now there's a saying... "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" That saying should also apply to La Paz.
Eamonn arrived at 2pm the following day and there was much to discuss so the bar was chosen as a suitable venue for our catching up. Beer flowed followed by plenty of Tequila and as the night wore on several night spots were frequented (inc. the legendary Vivian's where one night some nut job woman tried to stab people with a piece of broken mirror then put two windows through right next to where we were sitting after being kicked out for "bad behavior"
Two of Eamonn's friends Gemma and Alex joined us a day or two later whom we got to know really well and will be meeting up with in Brazil for Christmas. There was a really good crowed at Wild Rover and Davie who runs the place really went out of his way to instigate NL.
A few days in and Halloween had arrived. Davie decided to throw a big fancy dress party and a night on the town (in fancy dress) The night turned out to be an cracking success as people from hostels all over La Paz turned up at Wild Rover for the pre party in full fancy dress. Everybody made a real effort and there were some great costumes which made the night such a laugh, then we all went out on the town in full fancy dress. Carla and I decided to go as the Invisible Man and a Mummy. It was a great crack going as the invisible man as I could get away with a lot of things without most people knowing who I was!
Aside from all the partying (it can take its toll at altitude as Eamonn declared one morning) there were some great restaurants and markets. Because Bolivia is so cheap we were able to go out and have some really nice meals together (go to Chalet La Suisse it is amazing) and enjoy the city to its fullest. So what was meant to be a short stop over turned into an 11 party and we wouldn't have had it any other way.