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La Paz

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

This post boasts incredible travel and adventure tourism. My son and I hiked the 40 mile 'Choro Trail' (Inca Trail), an ancient footpath starting at around 14k feet to around 5k feet, an incredible (free) trip that only requires your own backpacking gear. You can climb a 20k foot mountain (Huayana Potosi) with a guide for about 100-200 USD (quite challenging, but considered the 'easiest' in the area). You can travel to Rurrenabarque and see pink dolphins, anacondas, fish for pirahnas, the Amazon sub-region...all relatively accessible. La Paz itself is awe-inspiring in its natural beauty. - Sep 2, 2016
All of my children have been exposed to Spanish. My 20-month old even seems to understand more than me! My other 2, 3 and 6 year olds, are relatively fluent. - Jun 9, 2015
There is a lot of natural beauty here in the high Andes mountains. The salt flats of Uyuni (and its surrounding areas) are amazing, as is Sajama national park. If you love hiking and photography, this is a great place! - Apr 6, 2015
Salar de Uyuni is beautiful. Not much to do in La Paz but some unique places aren't too far away. - Nov 8, 2014
Getting to know some of the local traditions like Carnaval, Alasitas, and traditional health practitioners like the Kallawayas. Travel to different cities that have completely different characters and climates. Seeing the amazing diversity of wildlife and plant life here. - Jan 1, 2014
Trips to Chile and Peru. - Jul 22, 2013
Traveling to neighboring countries..although it is very expensive - Jun 22, 2013
Machu Picchu, ATV through the high mountains, great Argentina beef, relax city, Chile trips. - Jul 20, 2012
ATV rides at 17,000 feet high. Trps to Lake Titicaca, Oroico, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz - Feb 9, 2012
Traveling from the top of the Andes down through the clouds to the rainforest in only a few hours. - Aug 7, 2011
Great school for my children, embassy housing, high morale at embassy. - May 27, 2011
The major highlight so far in La Paz is seeing the beautiful mountains surrounding the city. I never get tired of viewing them at different times of the day and taking pictures! - Mar 14, 2011
The embassy community has a positive attitude, and morale is high. - Aug 25, 2010