Altitude headaches and sunburnt lips
07.08.2007 - 11.08.2007 10 °C
On August 7th, we slept in (again). Then we walked up and had lunch in a Lebanese restaurant here in La Paz. Very tasty. We then walked around looking in the huge Mercado Negro, looking for some bits we needed. We found shampoo, cable ties, socks, DVD's, hairpins and glue - talk about a one stop shop. La Paz seemed very nice, although we were very much feeling the altitude.
On August 8th, we went to an internet cafe and finally managed to update the blog a bit - the internet was slow though, so it took several hours. Then we walked around the steep streets of La Paz, getting out of breath. We had dinner in the Lebanese place again, as it is really good.
August 9th, we once again did little at all. We found a book exchange, where we swapped the Ecuador and the Sout America books for a guide book on Argentina. Then we went out for a beer. We are getting really lazy here in La Paz - we don't even bother bringing the camera out, and so have not taken any pictures at all - but we blame it on the altitude, which really is getting to especially me.
August 10th, once again we just lazied around town. Watched a movie, and hung out.
On the 11th, we went to the coca museum, but it was so tiny and lame, that we left after five minutes. On one of the steep hilly streets, we found and old man with a sowing machine, who stiched up my bag after its unfortunate cutting in Copacabana. We then packed up the dive gear and some of our clothes to be left in storage here in the hotel, and so were ready to head for the jungle.