20/04/2012 - 23/04/2012 19 °C
We stepped off the overcrowded ‘water taxi’ in time to watch our bus follow us across the Lake Titikaka crossing on a barge, fingers crossed it would make the journey without taking itself and our luggage to the bottom of the lake. Getting to La Paz was half the fun when bussing in from Peru.
The worlds highest “de facto” capital city, La Paz is built into the hills making it also one of the most breathless (for us!).
Easily the most impoverished place we’ve visited in Sth America and with that the cheapest, parts of La Paz are also as modern if not more so than any place we’ve seen.
Being toward the end of our 6mths, La Paz for us was about seeking out activities like ten pin bowling, eating out at American style burger chains and taking in a few drinks at the Diesel sponsored chic bar a few blocks from our apartment.
A few brief tourist stops at the witches market to see dried Alpaca fetuses and its time to head back to Brazil for one last massive highlight we’d been repeatedly told not to miss. . . yellow fever be damned!