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Un dia interesante en La Paz

10 Nov 2012

My first thought of La Paz is how crowded this city is and it is even higher than Cusco (at 3660m)!! There was no activity today apart from the meeting in the evening with our new tour guide and possible new comers to the group for the Bolivia crossing.

We signed up for a 2 hour city tour including one trip to the moon valley!! After the tour, we rested in the hotel for a while. Later we just explored the area near our hotel. I think our hotel is probably near the witchcraft street as we saw some disgusted dry baby llamas/animals hanging at some stalls on the street. We also met up with Martina's ex colleague and her husband for lunch and then visited the San Fracisco church.

Other people in our group joined the moutain biking at the world's dangerous death road!! I don't think i would be brave enough to do the mountain biking after hearing the latest casualty was a Japanese girl who jumped off the cliff while she was trying to film her boyfriend cycling down the mountain!!

I went back to the hotel to rest and decided to take the rest of the day easy.

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Visito Tiwanacu (pre Inca Archeological site)

9 Nov 2012

I felt so much better today plus i'm now back on Diamox till i guess when we are not in high ground anymore.

We visited Tiwanacu in the morning. We had a guided tour which we first visited the museum and then we visited the site . Its basically about the pre-Inca culture and it was very interesting to learn how the Aymara civilization had a lot of influences on the Inca Empire.

We spent nearly half a day at the museum and the site and then we had lunch at the nearby place for the local famous specialty 'trout' before we headed back to La Paz.

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Enfermo en Bolivia (not well in Bolivia)

8 Nov 2012

I didn't sleep well at all the entire night woking up nearly every hour drinking water and going to toilet. Plus i had this terrible headache the whole entire night.

I think Martina didn't sleep well with me feeling unwell the entire night. I even told her that morning i just wanted to stay in bed before we went down stair for breakfast and checkout. I could only remember her telling me: 'oh god, not now.' And she gave me diamox (altitude sickness tablet) to take.

Yeah, i think i'm officially off not suitable for high altitude. Thank god nothing has happened to me apart from vomitted once on the coach to the Peruvian border to Bolivia. We took the ferry across the border to Bolivia and stopped at Copacabana!! But, i didn't take any photos or eat much that day.

As soon as we got in La Paz and checked into our hotel, i just rested and slept the day.

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