La Paz & El Alto, Bolivia.

a Paz is high.  At 3,600 meters (11,811 feet), you’re definitely up there.  And I felt it.  Even though i was talking Acetazolamide for altitude sickness, I had dizziness, blurry vision, shortness of breath, and migraine.  The first morning we took it very easy.  My boyfriend, the bastard – yes misery does love company – felt fine.  🙂

In the afternoon, I was feeling a bit better and we ventured up even higher by taxi to El Alto, the upstairs neighboring city.  At its highest point, El Alto is 4150 meters (13,615 feet).   El Alto is much poorer than La Paz.  It’s this unending expanse of shanty towns, extending and growing as far as the eye can see.

 

looking down on la paz

 

El Alto

el alto shanty towns creeping up the hill & continuing (on and on) to the plateau

 

me

 

 El Alto  

the shanty towns

 

El Alto

the shanty towns

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.