After our worst night in a bus… we finally arrived at Bolivia Capital, La Paz. (Our driver might tought he was Sebastien Loeb plus he shut down the A/C to let the fresh air in.. So fresh and cold that I end up with my foot frozen on the morning.
Below is the Google map with our itinerary:
Following the advise of our taxi driver, we found a nice hostal in the centre but far away of the large party backpacker… (ouf.) We are at 3,800m, quite high indeed, but we cannot see the ski field.. It is cold at night but warm during the day when it is sunny.
We are not sure of our planning over the next day, but we will end up staying more than 10 days in La Paz, including the time spent doing activities outside La Paz.
The first thing to do is to go to the local market on San Francisco Church place where you can have your breakfast, lunch or diner for no more than 2 dollars.. The food is prepared in front of you so fresh and really good.
The market is located on San Francisco square which is a bit of shame as it is an ugly concrete building which looks like more a urban parking than a local market facing one of the oldest building of La Paz.
The next thing to do is to go visiting the famous Calle Jaen, an historical street of La Paz where people use to trade lamas and alapaca. Today it is the most beautiful street of La Paz filled up with colorful muséums. It is Worth going there at least to take some pictures.
La Paz is filled up with museums. Some of them are in Calle Jaen, other are spread in the capital. Our favorite was the museum of Folklore and Ethnologie. This museum presented some collection about history of Bolivia but as well a very nice collection of artisanal masks.
Below are some pictures of the museum where we stay around 4 hours :
There is more activities to do in and around La Paz, but there will be topic of other posts. You can access them now clicking on the links below:
Below, a last gallery on La Paz:
Blog you soon,