Sunday in La Paz

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Breakfast is included so I decide to indulge.  Breakfast hours are 7 until 10:30, so it’s really brunch for me.  I was about to do my blog when I invite a young woman to join me.  I realize that there are people at every table when she enters.  So I leave the blog and talk to her while we eat.  She arrived from France last night and suffers from headaches in high altitudes.  I realize that at least I’m lucky on that score.  I haven’t noticed the increased altitude, apart from a little breathlessness.  But then going up and down La Paz’s streets with 1 ½ legs would probably make anyone a little breathless.  They have oxygen at the hotel, if anyone needs it.  In some of the best hotels in La Paz they even have some rooms where oxygen can be piped into the room.


The breakfast is excellent.

Sunday market, La Paz
  Afterwards I go out for a walk, go to some atms, third time lucky.  I go back to my room and from 12 noon watch F1 from Montreal, race at 1 pm.  Of course it’s in Spanish, but at the same time I follow it on the F1 website on my laptop, which is in English.  Webber has a bad day, even though he finishes. Wrong strategy; team mate Coulthard goes for a one stop strategy and gets a podium finish at 3rd, Webber has two stops and finishes out of the points.


I hear a band playing and loud firecrackers while I'm watch F1, but it's all over before the race finishes.


After the race I ring Jaira and arrange to have a one day tour with Fremen (the company that I used for the Salar tour) on Tuesday.

Casa Kelly, sells paints. First "Kelly" I've seen and no Rachels
  I want to go to Tiwanaku and also have a mini tour of La Paz as my knee prevents me from catching local buses and I have limited time; am leaving Wednesday morning. 


Then I go for a 3 hour walk through the witches market, which is fairly quiet as Sunday is family day, San Francisco church area, avenida 16 de Julio.  Apart from buying some cheap earrings, I don’t spend much money; oh some lollies and rechargeable batteries.  I decide that I’ll just keep walking downhill and when I get to the bottom I can catch a taxi, but end up feeling ok and walking the whole way back.


Have dinner again in the restaurant; Chef’s beef lasagne with garlic bread and salad buffet BOB35, AUD5.  Food is good here.  After dinner I charge the new batteries but my charger doesn’t like them.  Usually means that they’ve had it, but they work in the tape player, so we shall see how they go.  4 x AA 2600 mAh AUD7 approx.

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View from my door
View from my door
Sunday market, La Paz
Sunday market, La Paz
Casa Kelly, sells paints.  First …
Casa Kelly, sells paints. First …
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6 Departmentos want to secede, La…
Quiet Sunday in Witches Market
Quiet Sunday in Witches Market
Witches market area, San Francisco…
Witches market area, San Francisc…
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