Next stop, La paz! Practically Bolivias capital town, though formally Sucre is. Laying on 3600 meters height in a big bowl the town is one of the coolest towns I’ve visited. Dangerous place for your wallet, and then I’m not meaning pickpocket dangerous, but all the colorfull things you want to buy. I don’t know how the criminality is, but I’ve got to say I felt much safer here than in many other cities in South America. Another thing thats certain is that Bolivia is cheap, one of the cheapest places in South Americe. For example, one night, me, Sarah & Tom went to the VIP movies, with big electrical chairs (not the ones that kills you..) including food for 10 euros. Back home in Sweden I wouldn’t even get into the movies for that..
One thing you’ve just got to do if you’re visiting La Paz, (and you are the adventurous type) is to take a ride down the worlds most dangerous road. Also called the ”Death Road”. You can choose between a bunch of different companies, all starting at 4650 meters with the first part in asphalt.
Except the very beautiful view in the beginning the first part wasn’t very interesting because of the asphalt, and it’s not until where the gravel starts as the real Death Road begins. After a first short instruction round on the the top we had another one when we reached the Death Road. Apparently an average of 26 vehicles disappears over the edge each year, and around 15 cyclists have died doing the 64 km trip & 3600 m vertical drop (says the lonely planet).
Because I had so much fun I had problems stopping to take photos, but here are a few that I took while we were having breaks (I have a entire dvd with pics and movies from the travel company, but since my computers doesn’t take cds I can’t show you them until I get home)
The trip ended with a three course meal down at this hotel. Summary of the day: pretty awesome.
Proof that I actually made it.
Next up: Salt desert!