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La Paz pot pouri

And just so that nobody goes to bed sad thinking of horrible mine scenes AND because we finally found a computer that WORKS and allows us to upload pics at a reasonable rate, here are some viewpoints of La Paz ... a crazy place that grows on you (from a few weeks ago).

1 hour after we arrived here, I (who had gone on a food hunt for an exhaudted Brel and I) was stuck in one of the biggest hail storms I have ever seen. It only lasted half an hour but boy did it cover the streets quickly. And since the streets are all steep slopes... the city was immediately transformed into a river. A guy in front of the pizza joint... with a snowball... in case you don't believe me-
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The view from our hotel-
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Crazy coloured houses-
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And some more... with the mountains...
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Some dried llama fetuses from the FAMOUS WHITCHES MARKET-
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And those braids I am addicted to-
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The general cemetery during TODOS SANTOS- Day of the dead (November 1)
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More braids (sorry- I've told you before it's an ADDICTION. Just can't get enough!)
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This crazy drummer in front of the cemetery-
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A magical place called VALLE DE LA LUNA close to the city-
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And Patsy with sunhat at Valle de la luna-
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And Brel way up there! We were so exhausted that day we could hardly walk (fighting with altitude sickness- exhaustion!!!)
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Brel waiting for his CHARANGO teacher in front of the Museum of instruments. One of the prettiest streets in La Paz (colonial).
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And again with his friend who he would not go anywhere without... started playing everywhere all the time. He took classes 2 hours a day for 6 days and really advanced quickly. His teacher was sooo impressed. Must find a CHARANGO teacher in Monteal!
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Mt Illamani (6402m)-
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And again-
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Brel on a sunday in the park, down the crazy slide ...
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And the old lady with the tiniest rasta cast spotted on our bus out of La Paz-
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Hope you're all well!!! Off to cross the biggest salt desert in the world, the SALAR DE UYUNI for the next 3 days and then it's our entry into CHILE!!!

See you all in Chile!
xo
Patsyta and Brelou preparing our final Bolivian adventure

Posted by patsybrel 10:06 Archived in Bolivia

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I looove the pictures. Miss you guys os much, Patsy, make sure their are photos of you in there.
Have fun in the desert

by stomper514

WoW!! The picture are unbelievable. The miners without masks and protection.....How can you not be changed?? What beautiful pictures......

by Aniaszpako

Hey! the crazy drummer is like my bro,
je croit que Brel sera le maestro de charango a Montreal, il a tout l'allure.
merci, encore une fois, ces photos...
Bravo!

by manog

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