Sunday, January 04, 2015

THE COCA TEA IN LA PAZ

"I was just like everybody else, desperate to take a little piece of home with me." - The Beach (2000)
Nuestra Senora De La Paz. At 11,900 feet above sea level, it will literally and figuratively take your breath away. I wasn't taking the altitude sickness seriously but 4 hours after arriving in the city, the feeling of light-headedness and the slight headache started to creep in. The hostel offered the local coca tea, I didnt really want to take it but I had to because the feeling wasnt getting any better. A day passed and my body got used to it, and I was able to roam around. La Paz is a visual saturation of local color, definitely worthy of the tag as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World.

 — in La Paz, Bolivia.







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