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Livingstone in Bolivia
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Click to enlarge the pic La Paz - Me on Plaza de San Francisco.
Country Bolivia
City or Region La Paz
Travelling with Carsten
Travel date 05 Jun 2002
What you've been doing

Whenever you think you reached the peak it's getting just a little higher. And here I am, in La Paz - the highest capital of the world, around 3.600 meters above sea level. Of course, they have tons of cars here and so it's sometimes hard to filter some oxygen for breathing out of the thin air.

The streets here are steeper than San Francisco's Lombard Street, no matter what the Californians might claim ... or it might be the altitude again which make any uphill section look like the Eiger.

I like La Paz. It's a lively city and once you got used to the conditions here you start enjoying it. Some people told me though that it's the only capital in the world without a super market. And it's true that I have only found the tons and tons of street vendors but no Safeway's. Let's blame the altitude again.

Toodaloo, Livingstone.

Added : 09 Jun 2002, 18:57:13 (UK time)
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