9 Dec 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
2 guests - 1 room
Very interesting city indeed. Just was amazed by the sprawling red rooftops of the city above and both sides of the cliffs to the valley below, as far as eyes can see.
La Paz is not an attractive city in the classic sense, and there are no "must sees." BUT . . . the city has a color, energy and chaoticness that I find very appealing. La Paz is the highest capital in the world and you feel the lack of air right away, so take it slow first couple of days. I love the markets, the squalor - especially the market in El Alto the growing city "above" La Paz. Just watch your belongings if visit here though. Also, if come in May (first week) is the famous celebration of the Grand Parado. A must see!
For quite some time the city of La Paz has often been avoided by tourists, due to its rather dangerous reputation. However, the city is slowly starting to improve and for those that give it the chance it deserves won’t be disappointed. Sitting at 3660 meters above sea level, the city is right in your face from the word go, leaving you quite literally breathless after several days there. What it lacks in attractions, it more than makes up for with its character and quirky feel, leaving you with a certain level of fondness towards its crazy ways on departure.
High in the Andes mountains, Bolivia's big city feels like an overgrown mountain town as you clamber around the hilly cobblestone streets in between bouts of coca tea and snacks. It's a good place to come in from the cold of trekking for a while and kick back with warm drinks, new friends and a cozy guesthouse bed piled high with alpaca wool blankets.