La Paz and Death Road Photoblog

Some experiences can be illustrated with the aide of Photos. So here is a Photoblog about my time bartending in La Paz and the Death Road Experience.

Espero que tu ojos disfrutanlo. Rough intermediate translastion. I hope your eyes enjoy it.

On The Border
On The Border
Cool Statue
Cool Statue
Another look as the 12 hour bus drove by
Another look as the 12 hour bus drove by
First view of La Paz from the bus.
First view of La Paz from the bus.
Another view
Another view
Big Church with my dutch friends conveniently placed in front of it.
Big Church with my dutch friends conveniently placed in front of it.
The Market is in the middle of the street!
The Market is in the middle of the street!
Freezing at 4,700 meters, start of the death road
Freezing at 4,700 meters, start of the death road
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The Excitement to begin is evident

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Part of the death road expanding into the distance
Part of the death road expanding into the distance

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Lunch time!!
Lunch time!!
Death Road Wreckage
Death Road Wreckage
Wreckage from an old crash
Wreckage from an old crash

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A much greener 1,100 meters
A much greener 1,100 meters

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3 hours on a bike and a beer is very refreshing.
3 hours on a bike and a beer is very refreshing.

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goofy birds
goofy birds

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Turtle
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Monkeys have an affinity for Job
Monkeys have an affinity for Job
Tired of the mustache
Tired of the mustache
That is much better
That is much better
Great Barber/Peluquero. He rubbed alcohol on to disinfect after the straight razor shave and then rubbed lotion into my face. Now that is fancy.
Great Barber/Peluquero.
He rubbed alcohol on to disinfect after the straight razor shave and then rubbed lotion into my face. Now that is fancy.
Best meal I had in La Paz, to be honest, the food isn't that good there.
Best meal I had in La Paz, besides the honguitos. To be honest, the food isn’t that good there.
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All this found at Pepe’s Cafe in La Paz. Real Hibiscus Ginger tea. Best tea I had in South America, other than Muna.

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Sam, One of the regulars during my seek tending bar.
Sam, One of the regulars during my seek tending bar.
No Drinks left behind at the end of shift.
No Drinks left behind at the end of shift.
Fellow bartenders and one of the brewers.
Fellow bartenders and one of the brewers.
Best Drunk food I have ever had. 4 am in La Paz
Best Drunk food I have ever had. 4 am in La Paz
MMMMMMMMM...
MMMMMMMMM…

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This bow points staright to Christmas
This bow points staright to Christmas
Christmas in La Paz
Christmas in La Paz

And after all of this, it was back to the hostal, wake up early and scarf pancakes and down some coca tea and get on the bus for Copacabana and Isla del Sol.

Viva Aventura!

C.A.

8 thoughts on “La Paz and Death Road Photoblog

    1. Awww, but It is actullay really fun and safe for Mountainbikes. The name “death road” is from the mid 1900s when it was the only road into and out of La Paz and many cars crashed into the valley below annually. Now it is just a tourism ploy. It’s actually really wide for bikes and really safe.

    1. I don’t know how many miles. I didn’t ask that. All I can find is that the first section was 20 km. I would guess, the second section was around the same, though it took a lot longer. It was an incredible adventure, if you get to La Paz…you have to do it.

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