I met Nicky in Buenos Aires and we met up a few times on our separate journeys. She had been wanting to go Paragliding and decided to take advantage of the opportunity in La Paz. So, I decided to tag along.
This was an exciting trip for a number of reasons. It was over 30,000 miles thru Latin America and the Andes mountains, and I didn't speak much Spanish. There was also the small detail of the Darien Gap. And, then there was "Death Road" in Bolivia - supposedly the most dangerous road in the world.
Anyway, I blogged about the entire journey right here.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Just an overnight stop in Potosi in route from Sucre to La Paz. Potosi is the highest capital city in the world at 13,420 ft. Needless to say, no sleep for Andy on this night - altitude sickness for me takes the form of insomnia.
|Hostel Santa Maria - the same place I stay at months earlier on my way south|
Monday, June 20, 2011
|I spent a month in Sucre Bolivia, even got a gym membership while I was there. Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia, is a pretty small and quiet city. It’s much lower in altitude than many of the other cities but still quite high at 9,000 ft. And, once again I had problems sleeping for the first few days due to the high altitude. It’s a nice place to just relax and take in the culture.|
|The local gym|
|Vanessa and Marie|
|View from the Mirador Cafe|