Sunday in La Paz
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Breakfast is included so I decide to indulge. Breakfast hours are 7 until 10:30, so itâ€™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 Iâ€™m lucky on that score. I havenâ€™t noticed the increased altitude, apart from a little breathlessness. But then going up and down La Pazâ€™s streets with 1 Â½ 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.
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.
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 donâ€™t spend much money; oh some lollies and rechargeable batteries. I decide that Iâ€™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; Chefâ€™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 doesnâ€™t like them. Usually means that theyâ€™ve had it, but they work in the tape player, so we shall see how they go. 4 x AA 2600 mAh AUD7 approx.