The sick saga continues

Trip Start Oct 15, 2013
1
15
48
Trip End Apr 15, 2014


Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
shadow

Flag of Bolivia  , Chuquisaca Department,
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

We are about to leave La Paz, which many people believe to be the capital of Bolivia, but it's not, it's just where the politicians hang out.
The main attraction of La Paz is death road, which is a road that snakes down mountains from 5000 masl, but as Nath was still a poorly pud, and I am a dutiful girlfriend, we both gave it a miss while the rest of the group went.

La Paz itself is ok, again, just another massive city in South America, which I am not that fussed on, lots of people, it's very high up 4700 meters above sea level, so it's hard to breath and it's quite dirty.

On the second day, Nath was feeling a bit better, so we went for a wonder, went to the Witches Market which has a lot of dried baby llamas (heave) and then to the top of a tall building to get a better view. After that, we went to a museum, which turned out to be better than expected as they had an art exhibition. I think the best thing about La Paz is the view, as we came in, we got an idea of the scale, miles and miles of small brick houses on the mountainside, they look like Lego and there is no way to describe the sheer scale of it, quite fascinating to see.
We said goodbye to some of our group and hello to new ones and then that was that really.

Fact/thought of the day- Bolivians are really superstitious and still have a lot of their old rituals mixed in with their Catholic beliefs. One of which is to sacralise a llama for every new building built. This is not cool by me but it gets worse, it's something known but not openly discussed that for large building, human sacralises are made- they kidnap a homeless person (of which there are many) and they are sacralised and bury in the foundations of the building.
Slideshow Report as Spam

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: