One day stopover in La Paz, Bolivia

From Uyuni, we flew to La Paz (the capital for Bolivia and the highest capital city in the world) and had 20 hours before flying to Argentina.

We stayed The Adventure Brew B&B Hostel (which was on BuzzFeed’s 15 dream hostels) and it has free breakfast and 1 free beer!

pancakes with dulce de leche…

Dulce de leche is a rich and thick confection spread that tastes like caramel and condensed milk .  In South America, it’s THE spread to use on bread and pancakes but unfortunately, they don’t sell it in North America.  They had Dulce for breakfast during the salt flat tour but I didn’t try it since I still had diarrhea. In La Paz, I was still sick but was so tempted to try Dulce (since all my friends were spreading globs and globs of dulce) and gave in.  It was AMAZING.  I love to put condensed milk on toast but to have caramel and condensed milk together is HEAVEN!   I went crazy! For the rest of the trip, I gravitated towards all things dulce de leche.

 free beer at night!

We had a day to walk around the city and the most interesting spot was the Witches’ Market .

It looks like a regular market but look closely, the stores sell dried llama foetuses!

The dried  llama foetuses are used as an offering to the goddess Pachamama and are buried under the foundations of houses.

many clay figurines of Pachamama …..

When my friend and I were shopping at the market, the boys went to look for a place for lunch.  They came across this cool rustic looking restaurant, Le Pot Colonial.

The set lunch was pretty cheap @ 40 Bolivianos and it came with appetizer, main and dessert.

quinoa and vegetable soup, garlic bread and cocoa tea..

Sheperd’s pie.. worst ever..extremely watery.. with hardly any meat or potatoes…

The food here wasn’t good at all and took forever to come…..

We walked around some more…

Basilica of San Francisco

Palacio Quemado (presidential palace) @ Plaza Murillo… there was a event going on because there was a guard parade and a lot of media….

Cathedral @ Plaza Murillo

There’s actually not a lot to see in La Paz.. so we had an early dinner at Cafe Sol y Luna.  It has free wifi and an international menu.. Obviously, I chose something Asian!

I had the gado gado… the sauce was really spicy.. so basically I ate plain rice, eggs and vegetables..

FAIM? un peu….

The Adventure Brew B&B Hostel

Av Montes | 533, La Paz, Bolivia

Le Pot Colonial

Linares 906 | Belen, La Paz, Bolivia

Cafe Sol y Luna

Calle Murillo esquina Calle Cochabamba, La Paz, Bolivia


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