La Paz: Cholita Wrestling and Valle de la Luna

La Paz: Cholita Wrestling and Valle de la Luna, La Paz, Bolivia (B)

After a 4 hour bus ride from Copacabana, we finally arrived in La Paz. By the time I went to bed, I was luckily feeling better. However, the next morning Simen was feeling awful. He also got food poisoning… To make matters worse, we both also got an allergic reaction to something and Simen struggled with his stomach the entire stay in La Paz (about 9 days). A couple of doctor’s visits and bad weather meant that we couldn’t do everything we wanted to do in La Paz, such as the Death Road. Read more about everything we did do in Bolivia’s administrative capital.

As I mentioned above, Simen was sick during our first day in La Paz. This meant that we spent most of the day inside our room. Luckily, he felt a bit better on our second day so we decided to explore downtown La Paz a bit. We were staying in the most touristic area of La Paz, so everything was relatively close by. Our first stop: the Witches’ market.

Every blog and travel guide mentioned we should visit the Witches’ Market, where they sell all kinds of spices, weird “potions” and dead llama’s… Luckily for us, the market was located 1 street behind our hotel. We walked through Linares street and spotted a couple of the dead llama fetuses in about 3 small shops. This couldn’t really be the Witches’ Market, could it? We walked around the block and couldn’t really spot the actual market and had to ask for help. Turns out, we had actually already been at the Witches’ Market. It was just that tiny!  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: La Paz: Cholita Wrestling and Valle de la Luna
Guide Location: Bolivia » La Paz
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jolene Follens
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Witches’ market
  • Calle Jaén
  • Mi Teleférico
  • Valle de la Luna
  • El Alto
  • Clinica Alemana