TBT # La Paz, Bolivia

While I was planing my world tour three years ago, many travelers told me that I could NOT miss Bolivia. I therefore started to read about this country, both fictions and non fictions (I particularly enjoyed ‘Marching powders’ by Rusty Young) and I decided to add this city / country to my (already too long) wish list.

Of course, this is without saying that to have an enjoyable time, I had to review this (very unrealistic) wish list and cross off many destinations but I somehow couldn’t bring myself to forget about La Paz. Too much had been said and I had to check it out.

It was a brilliant decision and I am delighted to take you this week to La Paz, Bolivia.

About La Paz, Bolivia

  • It is located in South America
  • One of the highest city in the world: more than 3500m above sea level meters
  • It was built on an old Aymaran village in 1548

La Paz’s random and funny facts:

  • Very often mistaken for Bolivia’s   capital city. Sucre is Bolivia’s official capital city
  • San Pedro is the largest jail in La Paz and has a society within itself
  • The official name of La Paz is actually Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace)
  • La Paz has one of the highest golf course in the world

If you have 24 hours in La Paz, have fun:

  • Checking the witchcraft area and getting funny potions for your friends – llama fetuses, anyone?
  • Wandering the streets, checking out the San Fransisco Cathedral, a catholic church built between the 16th and 18th centuries
  • Taking picture of the Presidential Palace, beautiful lit up at night!
  • Sitting on the Plaza Murillo for a people watching session – priceless
  • Hiring a taxi to head for the scenic outlook point over the city. We arrived by bus so we had a breathtaking view over the city!

Enjoy the trip to La Paz!

Happy trails and remember: Carpe Diem!


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