La Paz and the infamous Death Road ride June 28th 2009 Tim Version:
* Made it to La Paz, met an ex (well kinda ex) con American in jail in Bolivia briefly.
* Rode the death road (The world's most dangerous road), survived and freakin loved it!
The version running with dual suspension, disc brakes, and enough safety gear to survive anything:
The bus from Puno was pretty good, although funny that it was 100% tourists. The lake was much more be ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
24, Male, West Aussie going backpacking in Central America and South America.
Countries I hit include England, Northern Ireland, Portugal and Spain for relatives and relaxation, then for the backpacking its Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and maaybe Chile if time and cash allows.
Backpacking, I want to experience it all from the ground to get a better look and feel for the places. Walking and public buses instead of taxis, that kind of deal, to get more amongst it.
Hopefully by the end I will be able to speak Spa... full info