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La Paz, La Paz & Surrounding Region, Bolivia
Don't forget to take good shoes: there is no horizontal street in La Paz :)
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La Paz, La Paz & Surrounding Region, Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia is one of the most interesting cities to visit.   It is not for the timid traveller, it is one of the highest elevated cities in the world and many that travel to La Paz suffer from altitude sickness.  Mostly European tourist visit.  Once you get adjusted, it is an amazing city.  The "witch market" is a great place to visit. You can find all sorts of charms from brining good luck to your house to enhancing virility and fertility.  The witches really do not care too much for tourists ogling their wares, as they do take their craft seriously.  The food is outstanding.  Mount Ilimani soup is one of my favorite dishes since it helps in combating the altitude, it is a nice broth with chicken, vegetables and some spicy peppers.  Another common item you will find being sold on the street are coca leaves, the locals chew the leaves as part of custom but they also say that it helps to relieve the altitude sickness!  You can also drink coca mate, a tea infused with coca leaves.  In short, if you are looking for an adventure, a different experience, La Paz is a great place to go.  
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Uyuni, Southern Altiplano, Bolivia
In 2003 when I was there there was no ATM. Freezing. Major base for trips to the Salt Plains.
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Potosi, Southern Altiplano, Bolivia
Do the mines tour. It feels quite an important thing to do. Don't bring the Miners cigarettes- it increases the risk they already face of dying far too young. Please be polite on these tours, we were on one with some Danish girls who were very offensive to our guide. We went with Koala Tours, it was very good and we also stayed at their hostel which was very good.
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Copacabana, La Paz & Surrounding Region, Bolivia
Excelente pueblo de Bolivia para descansar, a orillas del lago Titikaka. Muy tranquilo, muy pequeño. Cuidado con las lanchas que hacen excursiones en el lago! sepan nadar...
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Sucre, South-Central Bolivia, Bolivia
Apparently they have now put up big walls so you have to view the dinosaur footprints from a distance and can no longer see them up close.
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La Paz, La Paz & Surrounding Region, Bolivia
Cool city - very crowded valley FULL of houses Awesome as you come down into to the city or from the airport - see the whole city and shacks on the hills Explore all the little side streets in the city for various bargains - got a very interesting haircut for about 1USD Must get a tour and cycle the Death Road Downhill MTB ride from 4800m to 1200 m altitude Something like 64 kms distance Recommend El Solario - many companies doing it though
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La Paz, La Paz & Surrounding Region, Bolivia
The sky bar at the Adventure Brew Hostel has the best view in South America (well, at least top 10!) There is a salad restaurant on Sagarnaga that sterylizes all its veggies with purified water. I think it was called 100% Natural or something. Anyways very tasty, very cheap, very filling, very healthy. Just what you have been craving!
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La Paz, La Paz & Surrounding Region, Bolivia
become familar with the map and streets before you arrive. This way you know where you want to go in the taxi. Taxi hijacks do happen. I had no problems here but ran into a few people who did.
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Sucre, South-Central Bolivia, Bolivia
Worth visiting the mined and learn their work.
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