Day 13 - 15
Trip Start Apr 13, 2008
13Trip End May 10, 2008
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Greetings from Bolivia. After a day of travelling from Puno to La Paz, we enjoyed a meal for 2 (including wine) for $8. La Paz is pleasantly cheap and a recommended retirement spot. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America, with an average annual income of $1,200.
La Paz is the highest capital city in the world (close to 4000 meters) nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains. When you see the city for the first time from the top of one of the mountains, itīs quite breathtaking.
In the city centre, the streets are narrow and hilly, so weīve been doing a lot of climbing at high altitude. We now feel well-prepared to challenge anyone to a running race once we get back to sea-level.
We will remember La Paz for itīs hustle & bustle, 1000s of market stalls (selling everything), police guarding banks and ATM machines, and pollution from heavy exhaust. La Paz is definitely worth the trip.