Boasting numerous fascinating sights, adrenaline-pumping activities, free events, and cool places to go out, La Paz is one of the most entertaining cities in South America to visit. But it’s also a largely offline city. Much of the essential information you need for planning your trip to La Paz is buried in obscure blog posts and Spanish news articles.
La Paz Life is our attempt to bring to light the best the city has to offer and its many hidden gems. Through a combination of thorough research and personal experience we hope to make La Paz accessible, and help you plan the trip of a lifetime!
Set against a striking backdrop of snow-capped mountains, Nuestra Señora de La Paz, commonly known as La Paz, is Bolivia’s third most populous city and the world’s highest seat of government.
Throughout the narrow and congested streets, the Aymara, in their captivating traditional dress, can be seen working hard at the bustling markets, selling beautiful handmade products, fresh local produce as well as a variety of potions, medicinal plants, spells and spiritual advice. In contrast to this traditional lifestyle is a cosmopolitan vibe, with modern cafes, clubs, bars and restaurants lining the city’s streets.
Due to the city’s high altitude and the multitude of things to see and do, La Paz is best explored at a slow pace, taking the time to soak up Bolivia’s rich culture and incredibly fascinating history.
La Paz Life is brought to you by husband and wife team, Brig and Dan. We’ve been travelling through Central and South America since the start of 2013. Desperately in need of a rest and somewhere awesome to spend Christmas, we found Bolivia and made ourselves at home for 5 months. While we’ve moved on for the time being, our hearts are still somewhere in the altiplano and we’ll continue to share our research and experiences of this fantastic country.
Marketer and former music teacher, Brig is in charge of writing entertaining articles for the website and providing our social media followers the latest and greatest news from La Paz.
Security consultant, web developer and nerd, Dan is also responsible for the content on La Paz Life and keeping WordPress happy.
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