La Paz. The last big city I am visiting in South America. If you followed my blog so far, you know that I am not a big fan of cities in general, nor specifically those in South America. Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso… after just 2 days I was generally fed up.
La Paz is different. Crazy. Full of people and parades. Of colours. Of contrasts. Of people selling food everywhere and anywhere. Of cars and buses. Sourrounded by high mountains and spectacular landscape while also not being far from the jungle. It also lacks a few things. Oxygen. Money. Water in dry season. I cannot quite tell why but I actually enjoyed La Paz!
In Bolivia you have to eat and try everything. So many different flavors to discover!
API – a hot purple corn drink served with pastel, a fluffy thin pastry filled with cheese
A kind of pancake made of yucca and cheese
Papas rellenas – stuffed potatoes
Some typical drink made of infused dried peach
Saltenas. My favourite dish. It’s slightly sweet dough filled with amazing meat or vegetarian filling, usually with a lot of sauce so very hard to eat as the sauce spills out 😉
There’s always some kind of parade going on. People seem to love being outside, dancing, making music, marching….
The streets of La Paz are awesome, something fun to discover everywhere 😉
Finally, we also went to see the Vallé de la Luna, a 45 minute ride by bus outside of the town. It was quite spectacular but also very touristy and unfortunately starting to disappear with all the buildings.
And then, just like this, my time-out has come to an end and I am flying back home. A 36 hour flight with 2 stop overs, the cheapest flight I could get booking 4 days ahead.