La Paz Bolivia
Trip Start May 13, 2009
17Trip End May 31, 2009
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When the door of the plane opened both Susan & I were instantly light headed and had tingling in the extremeties.
Susan took the altitude change a little worse and needed to sit down for a while before going through immigration.
Bolivia has some strict requirements for Americans, so we were stuck being grilled over the lack of an official īnvite letter¨.
Finally through paperwork - and no oxygen required, we headed to the hotel.
La Paz is quite the republic... pretty different from Lima.
We were able to head out to the market for a bite to eat and browsed some of the mini stalls for shopping. Like Hong Kong & Fiji, meat is hung in the open with no refrigeration.
Last night we ate at a nearby hotel and had to try the local fare - Llama steak... a little gamey but not bad at all.
I am very glad we are able to spend a full day getting used to the altitude.
No wifi in the hotel but will try and load some pics soon