La Paz

Landed at , at 3 am so did little the first day except sleep, and a walk around the neighbourhood.

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We’re staying in the diplomatic area. This is the nearby US Embassy.

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Even in Bolivia, zombie movies are the rage.

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A statue of Charlie Chaplin. He is credited with inspiring the introduction of the bowler hat to the Quechua women in Bolivia.

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Thanks to Trip Advisor, found an excellent tapas wine bar.

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The next day we did a half day tour of La Paz. It is truly a mountain city. At the top you are above 4,000 metres.

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They have built almost everywhere/

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We were very lucky that this gondola opened just a few weeks ago. A great way to get around, and to get to the top.

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One of their many football grounds. La Paz is the only FIFA approved ground in the world over 2,500 metres. There was a lot of lobbying to have it approved.

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A Quechuan in native dress.

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Did a quick our around Moon Valley.

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Love this clay structure which looks like some sort of lizard.

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This peak is called Devil’s Tooth.

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Also toured a local craftsman where we purchased the mugs above, and some jewelry.

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The frotn flag is the flag of Bolivia and the more colourful one behind is the indigenous flag.

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This is their Parliament Buildings.

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Looks closely at the clock, to notice anything different.

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The Presidential Palace, with a guard outside. We got to see the changing of the guard.

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This is the main plaza by Parliament.

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Thousands of pigeons here and if you have food for them, they are not shy.

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Saw two women (trying to) walk this dog. He is a puppy – only a year old!

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Finally a visit to the Witches’ Market.

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That would be such a cool ski hat!

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The market had a variety of, umm, interesting artifacts.

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This is the Andean Santa Claus. Love it.

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some beautiful architecture on the walk home.

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Am amusement fair in the local park.

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And one of many statues and small parks in La Paz. This is two blocks from our hotel – the Hotel Mitru, which was very good except for the noise from the night club across the road!

 

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