|on the local ferry one car only please|
|picking up local auto insurance for only $12usd for half a year|
|nice they named a street after me|
|local shops selling mummified animal heads|
|all this money in Bolivia equels about $50 kidding, its about $500|
|lively night market scene|
After a long day of searching for a place to sleep we just rested and discovered a treat that we would love for the remaining time in Bolivia. Saltenas, a great hand held snake of crispy baked shell with gravy beef or chicken, potatoes and eggs so great that we had it almost everyday while in La Paz. Another great treat we enjoyed was Api a sweet hot drink of purple corn that really warms you up on those cold La Paz nights.
|our day treat of saltenas just loved these little pastries|
|authentic Korean food in Bolivia on Calle Santa Cruz|
On the second day Jieun, had to check out a Korean restaurant that we had passed the first day, I guess I was craving some kimchi also a good change from the foods we've been eating for the past 6 months. Not expecting too much from a Korean restaurant in Bolivia, after what he had tried in Cuzco, Peru but this place was the real deal great K- food and loads of side dishes.
On 3rd day in the city I decided to take on the famous death road while Jieun, decided to skip this and stay in the town. This road has more people dying on this stretch of gravel than another in the world and to make things more dangerous, I got the cheapest bike to ride on hoping my skills on the bike would keep me alive. Early morning we left the city on a 1.5hr drive to the spot and had breakfast. The first stretch of road was paved and we got up to speeds of over 60kph on the bike which feels a hell alot faster than in the van. After about 1 hr ride to we reached a tourist check point where we had to pay another $5 bucks to enter the unpaved, unmaintained dirt road but first we would all get back in the tour van for about 30mins because it was all up hill while in the van the guide handed out waiver to sign our lives away, from faulty bikes and plus we would be liable if any of the equipment was lost or damaged. (if they could find or bodies that is) Finally we arrive and the guide stresses another time how dangerous the road is and away we go. It was 3 hours of mostly down hill excitement at the bottom we had a shower, swim and lunch at a local hotel restaurant. Cost of this tour $50 and well recommended for any level bike rider just take it at your own time its no race because many tourist have died trying it.
|final minutes before descending|
|keeping our hands warm|
|We survived death road yeah!|
|this young boy entertained people to MJ music an dance, Jieun even tipped him|
|traditional colorful war dance of tinkus|
|popular local past time of female wresting (cholitas)|