Death Road/Death Curry

Trip Start Apr 09, 2010
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Trip End May 29, 2010


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Flag of Bolivia  , La Paz,
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Today the majority of the group went on an optional excursion to Boliviaīs infamous "Death Road", which is apparent the worldīs deadliest road and they were mountain biking down it. Needless to say this didnīt appeal an awful lot to myself and Nick so we plumped for the much more sedate option of a city our round La Paz.

Although a lot of the tour did consist of what we had already explored ourselves that morning and the previous afternoon, we got taken to a viewing platform on the side of a hill and got to see some fantastic views, which was worth doing in itself. For those of you  that donīt know much about La Paz, it is the highest capital city in the world at around 3900m above sea level, and it is built into a massive crater. (Little geography lesson for you there). It is also overlooked by the massive snowcapped Mount Illumani, so views of the city are spectacular.

Our tour then took us outside the city to a place called Moon Valley. It is an area which is predominantly clay and has been eroded away to make interesting rock formations. I tell you what, they got the name of the place spot on because it was like walking on the moon. It was also next to the worldīs higest golf course, so that was nice to see.

That night when everyone was back from Death Road, we took part in another extreme activity- we went for "South Americaīs hottest curry". Again, I say we but Nick and I didnīt fancy that much either so had a nice tikka masala while other members of our group decided to burn their faces off in an attempt of getting a free t-shirt for finishing it. About 7 people were successful so thatīs not too bad at all. The restaurant were even a little reluctant to give away so many t-shirts. An extreme day all round (except for me and Nick).
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