6 reasons to love La Paz

After a month, we left Samaipata bound for La Paz, a city we had heard very mixed reviews about.

After 24 hours travelling, we arrived in bustling, busy, polluted but very cool La Paz. We found a ridiculously good value double room (70 Bs night) in Hostel Austria and set out to explore the city and its surrounding area.

La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. At 3600m to 4000m above sea level, the city sprawls across spectacular cliff faces and mountain ranges. It’s steeped in history, political chaos, has a colourful culture and a wide gap between the rich and poor; this city is a real marmite place, you either love it or hate it. We think you should love it for all it offers both in the city, and the surrounding area!

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La Paz at Sunrise

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The Benefits of Volunteering whilst Travelling

After many weeks of being on the road and just after completing our Salt Flats experience, it was time to find a place where we would be happy to spend a prolonged period of time and volunteering is an excellent way to stop for while and recharge your batteries.

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Max and Dana enjoy some downtime in the sun at the Refugio

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Salt Flats Tour

We left Santa Cruz for Sucre, a pretty Spanish colonial town at an altitude of 2800 metres. We had been warned off taking the long bus ride and booked ourselves a flight which was only 25 minutes and £20!

A little bit of Sucre in pictures…

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Jaguar Tour

I had been chatting with Nick from Nicks Adventures Bolivia for a few weeks by the time we arrived in Santa Cruz, where his office is based. Nick offers lots of different tours in Bolivia, including a number of different wildlife tours. Although originally from Australia, Nick has been living in Bolivia for 4 years and is incredibly knowledgeable about what Bolivia offers, which is a lot more than you think, and more than most people see.

When I saw he offered a Jaguar Tour in the depths of the Chaco, a dry, thorny, arid and very dense forest, I immediately wanted to do it.

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Travelling through Paraguay

Our Paraguayan adventure continued from the beautiful ruins in Trinidad to the city!

We caught a bus to Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay and were pleasantly surprised by this charming place with its cobbled streets lined with orange trees, old colonial crumbling buildings, coloured doorways and flags draped all over the place.

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