Bolivia
Plaza Murillo

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  • Day24

    La Paz (Bolivien)

    October 15 in Bolivia

    What a City 🙈

    La Paz, sowas habe ich noch nicht gesehen! Eine Stadt, die sich über 1.000 Höhenmeter erstreckt und angeblich mit dem Stadtteil El Alto nur 1.5 Mio.Einwohner haben soll. Da frag ich mich doch glatt wie die Volkszählung hier 2012 abgelaufen ist, denn ich kann nur schwer glauben, dass hier nur so wenige Menschen leben, wenn ich schon von 500.000 überrannt wurde!😂

    Der Ausblick von oben ist einfach atemberaubend und so irreal. Wie soll man sich in so einer Stadt zurecht finden? Aber die Stadt ist doch weiter als viele andere Städte im Land und verbindet die einzelnen Stadtteile mit modernen Gondeln zu sehr erschwinglichen Preisen. Wir sind 3 mal höher gefahren und konnten dann die Stadt in Gänze bewundern. Unten wieder angekommen, begrüßte uns allerdings ein Starkregen sondergleichen. Danke Bolivien, dass ich an meinem letzten Tag meinen hochattraktiven 12 Stunden Flug nach Kolumbien mit nassen Socken antreten darf 👌 aber drüben erwarte ich dann meine 2 Mädels und freue mich unendlich auf bekannte Gesichter ❤

    Erholsam war La Paz nicht - auch weil ich mich in ein Partyhostel eingebucht habe mit meinen Bekanntschaften aus Irland und England - aber dennoch absolut sehenswert. Gehört auf jeden Fall zu den Städten, die man gesehen haben muss. Einfach eine ganz andere Welt hier...
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  • Day44

    Salar de Uyuni: part 1

    November 18, 2017 in Bolivia

    We went for a 3 days tour, starting in the city of Uyuni, one of the most important minery cities of south America. We were in a 4x4 car with our great guide Jaime, a couple from Tunisia, Juultje, Ross, Nacho and me.

    The first day we drove through a salt desert for hours were we took of these funny pictures . We passed part of the route of the Dakar rally, went to a cactus Island in the middle of the salt dessert, see a beautiful sunset and sleep in a salt hotel to finish the day!! Nacho felt sick due a food infection, that is why he was mainly in the car and not in the pictures!Read more

  • Day45

    Salar de uyuni: part 2 - the other world

    November 19, 2017 in Bolivia

    We started the second day visiting couple of blue lagoons (situated 4200m above sea level). There we saw different species of flamengos and birds.
    After an amazing lunch seeing one of the flamengos lake we drove to "another planet". We visit the national park of "Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa" were we found amazing landscapes like a huge red lagoon, geisers inside of an old volcano's crater . It was so cool to see all these things.
    We finished the day in the best possible way , after dinner we walked from our hostel to some hot springs were the water was at 39° meanwhile the outside temperature was around 0°!! From the hot springs we could see the sky full of stars. We saw falling stars and got a lesson from Jaime about the sky constellations ,it was amazing!!

    Luckily after a good night of sleep Nacho felt better and he enjoyed the day a lot.
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  • Day43

    Bolivia

    November 17, 2017 in Bolivia

    We are so sorry that we have been so disconnected from the world the last couple of days!

    Thursday we arrived to La Paz, really late in the night. You can see that Bolivia is a poor country. There are barely paved roads. We didn't knew that we would arrive so late, we took lunch at 12:00 and arrived at 23:00 without any food! We didn't had snacks with us haha.. oopsie!

    Then we arrived and since La Paz is a big city we decided to go straight to the hotel, cause it was night and probably dangerous.

    So we went to sleep without food, diet day for us haha!

    The next day we visited the city and did a free tour. There is a big Dutch community in La Paz, quite funny. Friday night we flew to Uyuni, the south of Bolivia. We met with two friends of Iris, Juliette and Roos. They are from her study period in Utrecht. This picture is of Saturday morning before the tour starts.
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  • Day46

    Salar de Uyuni - day 3

    November 20, 2017 in Bolivia

    On the third day we woke up early and drove a lot of hours. We visited a lake and some interesting rocks of volcano stone. They got shaped by wind, water and sand.

    The picture of the flamingos is from the day before actually.

  • Day47

    El Alto

    November 21, 2017 in Bolivia

    We arrived at 6am in La Paz on Tuesday, after a 10 hour drive from Uyuni (the south of Bolvia, where we were on the border with Chile). Nacho and Iris didn't sleep much, because they were used to better buses (and Iris had to pee but the toiletdoor couldn't open haha). Roos and Juul slept good because their previous bus was even worse than this one. So when we came to the Wild Rover Hostel (which is a crazy party hostel), we decided to sleep some hours. We rested and felt ready for the day.

    We already did a free tour in La Paz, so we decided to make one in El Alto, which is a city next to (almost connected to) La Paz. It has 2 million people (La Paz only 1 even though it looks huuuge). It is really high, therefore called, El Alto.

    We went to the witch market, where they sell dead baby lamas for sacrifices, they read your life by coca leaves and many more creapy stuff.
    They really believe in a lot of things. When you "destroy" pachamama (mother earth in Quechua language), you need to sacrifice something. Small houses, animals. What do you think they do for skyscrapers? Yess, a human. Freaky right? They intoxicate a homeless person and when he is so drunk, they will burn him alive and put his ashes under the ground of the building, that is going to be built. It is so scary, but true. Superstitious in Bolivia! Pachamama.

    We took the telecabine up to this city. There are 5 in the entire city and transfers thousands of people daily. It is their way of transport, a metro is not possible to built in this city that is built in a valley.
    The telecabine is a present from the government and offcourse built by an Austrian company. Sometimes bit scary for Iris, but in general really cool.

    The cemetery is in La Paz, it is the biggest in Bolivia.
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  • Day20

    La Paz dinner

    October 19, 2017 in Bolivia

    At the hostel, we unpacked a bit. Hristo went to sleep since he was feeling a bit feverish. I went to q nearby pizza place. It was a small family run place with an old style wood fired earthen oven.
    After the food it was back to the hostel for some sleep.

  • Day31

    Relaxed morning in La Paz

    October 30, 2017 in Bolivia

    We arrived at La Paz around 8:30 am. From the bus stop, we took a taxi to the apartment where we were to stay. It was a nice big studio apartment with a kitchen and a living room as well.
    We spent the morning repacking our bags, gathering all the clothes for laundry, having a shave after almost a week, a nice good shower and basically just calming down the pace.

  • Day20

    La Paz city

    October 19, 2017 in Bolivia

    From the airport, we took the micro to the city center. It was dark by the time we changed from our shorts to pants and jackets at the airport.
    The city of La Paz was like a sprinkling of pearls along multiple mountains as the lights turned on and illuminated the hillsides.
    It took us about 20 min to reach the city. We walked the 650 mts from the drop off place to our hostel (Hospedaje Yanacocha). On the way, we passed by a nice local street market. It seemed like a very lively place.Read more

  • Day47

    La Paz

    January 30, 2015 in Bolivia

    Well, quite frankly, we had no idea what to expect: maybe another gray, dodgy, overcrowded Latin american metropolis. A little gray indeed, but different than expected: A peculiar city, drenched into a narrow desert valley with up to 500 meter high walls on both sides, so narrow in some places, that only one street and the river fit in, overlooked by snow covered 6000 meter high mountains. Luckily we got the chance to use the brand-new 'Teleferico' (cable car) definitely the easiest way to get around above a unique mix of colonial buildings, modern skyscrapers, featuring all kind of markets, including the witch market where one can even buy dried baby lamas and everything else for pre-christian rituals.
    we walked around but after decided to organized a city tour for the next day, really interested to get to know the secrets and the history of this weird city; we learned that the Bolivians had kicked out their former president with a serious of strikes and violent confrontations, and that after Evo Morales emerged ten years ago as the new leader taking Bolivia and its people into a new era of fairness and equality in a country where 60% of its population is native.
    after all this history we decided to go wild last day in La Paz we rented mountain bikes and went to the famous "Death road" (sorry parents for not telling you in advance, probably better this way ;-) this gave us a chance to drive down from 4600 to 1000 meters in deadly speed, getting to know also the tropical side of Bolivia.
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