Perks of La Paz:
- chorizo sandwiches
- witch markets
- beautiful landscapes
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I thought it was an accomplishment to land in La Paz at 3am and not pass out from altitude sickness immediately. La Paz is the highest city in the world at 3650m (11,900 feet)! I decided to treat myself to a hotel for a couple nights to enjoy a hot shower and a big bed with multiple fluffy pillows.
On my first day, I headed to San Pedro square for the free walking tour. The tour helped to get my bearings in the city but was it the best tour ever… no. These are the highlights of my time in La Paz:
Valle De La Luna
This was my favourite place in La Paz. 10 km outside the city exists Moon Valley, a landform that is made up of eroded rock. There is a 45-minute walk throughout the area where you can pretend like you are on the moon! I took too many photos of this place… here are my favourites:
The Mercado de las Brujas (the Witches Market), there are stores that exist with potions and llama fetuses for rituals. I was told by our tour guide that many people still use these potions today to cure illnesses and find love. The coolest part of the Witches Market from my perspective that I found some great souvenirs and alpaca clothing!
Mercado in Plaza Mayor
If you enjoy food as I do, you’ll enjoy lunch at the mercado beside San Francisco church. Go up to the third level and ask for avocado sandwiches, chorizo sandwiches, and fresh juice and smoothies. You and your wallet will not be disappointed.
My adventure continues as I head out on a night bus tonight to Uyuni to catch a tour of the Salt Flats!