Ciudad del Cielo, Part 1

“Ciudad del Cielo” was an apt slogan I read somewhere about La Paz, likely because of the altitude. But it also applied to our AirBnb and the relatively new (2014) public transportation system – sky, heaven, definitely up there.

After the end of our Intrepid tour, we moved into a high-rise (20th floor) AirBnb in the center of La Paz. In fact, the Edificio Santa Isabel was a prominent fixture just south of the plaza of the same name. Pablo, our host, could not have been a nicer, nor more accommodating host. He gave us many great tips about La Paz and the surrounding neighborhood. Views of, from, and hereabouts…

 

On our first full-day on our own we took an impromptu city-tour on the gondolas (the cable cars) around the city of La Paz. Some time-lapse clips (don’t miss the third one that goes over an “art community”)…

 

Some art in a museum at the top of the white line…

 

Some pix from above…

 

We went back to the Witch’s Market to buy some souvenirs and negotiate some great deals (or not such great deals) with some nice folks…

 

We went to the Magic Cafe, or a restaurant with heavy Harry Potter theme…

 

“El Valle de la Luna” (Valley of the Moon) was not a valley, and perhaps more about sand castles than lunar geography, but it was an interesting diversion nonetheless…

 

Stay tuned for more of La Paz…

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