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La Paz. Not just another big city.

May 29th 2014
There's no way a city like La Paz should be where La Paz is. Squeezed into a gully, red-brick houses tumble down steep slopes, and seem to dangle precariously, half-way between heaven and earth. It's topsy-turvy crazy, with the poor people living on the canyon's lip at 4,000m; ('El Alto' literally means 'the high place'); the city centre about 500m lower, (referred to as 'la hoyada' or the hole ... read more
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Bolivian Flag 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
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15th June 2014

Perfectly captured!
Excellent account of this amazing city--so many sides to it that you that you painted perfectly with your words and photos! So many just blow through La Paz quickly and dismiss it. Brilliant that you took the time to get to know and appreciate it. Love her smile in this photo on that fine day we enjoyed together at the Sunday street fair. So glad we got to spend time together there!
16th June 2014

Thanks Tara. We've met a few people who told us 'La Paz is just another big city' and that they didn't like it. We loved it - so vibrant, so much variety. We'd go back like a shot. Loved meeting you there too!

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