La PazNovember 27, 2018 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌧 12 °C
I love to travel but my stomach does not. We both got dodgy stomachs in Copacabana but mine got progressively worse until I was bed bound (or should I say baños bound) once we reached La Paz.
It put pay to the debate we were having about whether we would do the Death Road (Kat was convinced we would get hurt, I was battling my fear of heights). I could barely walk, let alone ride a bike with 1,000m drops at the side of the road. I'm sure our mothers are glad of this outcome!
In the end we only managed a walking tour on the first two days, which I'm sure was very interesting but I was too busy trying to stay upright. Kat's highlights were the witches market (maybe I should be worried) and the free shot (well two for Kat) at the end.
Me being ill was also a good excuse to sit and watch Spurs in the champions league without feeling like we 'should be doing something'. Although after we missed us beat Chelsea, we were going to catch the game no matter what.
As the idea of a night bus to Sucre filled me with dread, we booked an extra night in La Paz to delay it and decided to upgrade to the sort of place where you couldn't feel the springs in the bed. Turns out they gave us an upgrade to a two bedroom apartment, it was huge and completely unnecessary, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.
The next evening we did get the night bus but during the day we did the one 'must do' thing in La Paz, ride the cable cars. We got them to the Valle de la Luna, unsurprisingly a moon-like landscape on the outskirts of the city. Well we got to do a bit more of them than planned as Kat was directing, let's just leave it at that...Read more