Anyone For A Chilled Drink? Locally Made!! Would You Risk The Consequences?
We climbed to just over 4000 metres today, and believe me, that’s high. Most participants seem to be coping with the altitude with reports of only shortness of breath, headaches and a little dizziness. We can always have a few puffs on the bottles of supplied oxygen and Dr George and paramedic JJ are on hand if required.
Happily we sped through La Paz, stopping only for traffic lights and tolls. Interesting how many participants managed to go the wrong way up the one way street….signage not a Bolivian strong suit. No damage done we progressed through the dusty streets with most buildings being a mix of red/orange brick and shiny corrugated steel sheets, we didn’t feel like lingering. Traffic was not good, and there was sometimes a queue at the tolls. However on the upside, and there is usually an upside, we did have time to admire the small, impromptu and colourful markets, mainly selling fruit and local produce. Plus ladies selling tubes of juice and bunches of flowers at the roadside.