La Paz and the World's Most Dangerous Road


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June 5th 2012
Published: July 31st 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

La Paz La Paz was established in 1548, and is located at an altitude from about 4,000m above sea level in El Alto to 3,100m in the lower residential area - quite literally, it is a breathtaking city. The altitude can be gruelling at first so it is wise to take things easy for the first few days. The central Plaza San Francisco is one of the city's most essential sites. Its church was begun th... Read Full Entry



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Death RoadDeath Road
Death Road

The last 20km took us through rainforest
Support busSupport bus
Support bus

The support bus followed close behind at all times, enabling us to peel of various layers of clothes as the temperatures increased
Last stop on Death RoadLast stop on Death Road
Last stop on Death Road

Having descended 3,500 metres in altitude the attire had changed from gloves to shorts within a few hours
Monkey sanctuaryMonkey sanctuary
Monkey sanctuary

A guided tour of the monkey sanctuary is also included
ParrotParrot
Parrot

The monkey sanctuary is home to various other indigenous animals
Making a livingMaking a living
Making a living

El Alto, La Paz suburb
La PazLa Paz
La Paz

As it grows, the city of La Paz climbs the hills, resulting in varying elevations from 3,000 to 4,100 metres
San Francisco church, La PazSan Francisco church, La Paz
San Francisco church, La Paz

The church was founded in 1548 and rebuilt 1784
Governmental PalaceGovernmental Palace
Governmental Palace

The official residence of the President of Bolivia
Tomb of Andres de Santa Cruz Tomb of Andres de Santa Cruz
Tomb of Andres de Santa Cruz

Andres de Santa Cruz was president of Bolivia from 1829 to 1839



2nd August 2012

THANK YOU STEFFEN
My daughter did this road several months ago and her camera was stolen in Cusco, so no photos. Thank you for providing yours and your wonderful narrative.

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