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CHUQUIAGO MARKA

A BIT OF LA PAZ
Well La Paz (3660m)city is one of the highest cities in the world.
it`s the place where congress meets. Some people call the capital of Bolivia. Nothing is more erroneous. It`s important for a foreigner to realize that La Paz is not the capital. The capital of Bolivia is Sucre.
The gateway to La Paz for everyone who travel by bus and plane is El Alto. this city of about 800.000 inhabitants is beautifully situated up to La Paz.
El Alto has narrow streets and poor houses, built by mud and bricks. its climate is always cold because the city is situated at (4100m).
From La Paz you can get mixed climates such as cold, warm and sub tropical. And the most important thing is that the places are not so far! for instance you can feel the altitude you can go to CHACALTAYA (5300m). It only takes 1:30 by jeep.
I can mention so many interesting places but i wanna let you to discover them.

ONE IMPORTANT ADVICE: As soon as you get to La Paz I suggest to drink a cup of COCA TEA, it`ll be very helpful against with SOROJCHE(sickness altitude)
As a matter of fact, almost everyone who lives at the sea level feels the altitude.

THE TOWN OF LAJA!!!

When, The captain Alonzo de Mendoza, a Spanish conqueror, was walking around here. he found a quiet and beautiful town called Laja.
At this place he decided to found the city of la paz, under the full name of: Nuestra señora de La Paz. English, (Our Lady of La Paz). in october 20th, 1548.
Actually, this town is not the place where la paz is. all, because not found enough water for the people.

Illimani...

Friends, this is one of the most representative mountains of La Cordillera Real.
In English, the Royal Range Hills of Los Andes.

it`s 6492m. gives to the climbers one of the most spectacular mountains to see + to climb. certainly, i`m not prepared to climb such a big mountain. but i know so many peple that can join you, if you dare it!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The landscape is really amazing.
  • Cons:Sometimes the altitude could be bad for you.
  • In a nutshell:Jallalla Chukiago Marka!...(Come on La Paz!)
  • Last visit to La Paz: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 11, 2007
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Nice page

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Bolivia siempre fué un Pais que yo sueño en conocer. Y tu hace de tu Pais algo aun mas increible! :) Gracias! :)

  • ValbyDK's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    Great page. I loved the view from Killi Killi.

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Que rica pagina. Me gusteria mucho viajar a Bolivia. Feliz Navidad.

  • nagoli's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    VIVA THE STRONGEST-VAMOS ARIS

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 6:42 AM

    Received your beautiful postcard today! Thanks a million! Enjoyed browsing through your home town virtually. Hope to see it by myself one day!

  • Mar 17, 2007 at 5:01 PM

    Hello Marcelo! I'm really looking forward to visit La Paz in June! Thank you for the tips and warnings. I will take good care of my self ;)

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 2:47 AM

    Great city Marcelo! And Vale da la Luna is amazing with these sharp rocks! Will be back to read some more, greetings from Sofia, Christina

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 3:41 AM

    Wow... great page on your hometown La Paz. Hope to visit one day. Great tips on warnings and local customs. Nice pictures too. Cheers amigo. SL

  • Glorija's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 2:49 AM

    Hey I hope you liked my translation ... I am very curious to see the article itself. Enjoy, G

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