One day in La Paz

As the aircraft over flies the Andes Mountain range part of Bolivia, there seems not to find a place for a landing strip; all the sudden you get to a high plateau where the city of El Alto is located at 13,615 feet above sea level (4,150 msnm).  Eight miles (14 km.) from there, it is the Administrative Capital of La Paz built in a canyon and climbing the hills as it grows, resulting in varying elevations that you have to slowly walk as you feel the need for more oxygen.

Bolivia is not a Republic anymore, its new name is “Multinational State of Bolivia” and it is easy to appreciate this plurality of people in a short one-day trip from the lowlands of Santa Cruz to the highlands of La Paz. They are cities of the same country, but foreign and opposite in all aspects: people, language, climate, food, culture, fauna, flora, etc.

There is so much to say of such city; but all what I say is: one day is not enough. I can’t wait to exchange business trip for one of pleasure!

 

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Published in: on July 15, 2010 at 6:57 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. ¡Qué interesante se ve todo! Sí que me gustaría volar hacia allá y conocer. Siempre es lindo tener mayor conocimiento del mundo que nos rodea. Y como tú dices: “un día no es suficiente”
    Saludos.

  2. Hermoso y frío lugar! Dios te ayude con el pasaporte. Te queremos mucho, tu familia.

  3. ¡Qué interesante se ve todo! Sí que me gustaría volar hacia allá y conocer. Siempre es lindo tener mayor conocimiento del mundo que nos rodea. Y como tú dices: “un día no es suficiente”Saludos.
    +1


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