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La Paz, Bolivia 22 August -

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 25 August 2007 | Views [341]

So we arrived to La Paz a day early, and what a city it is, it´s so different to everything I´ve seen on this trip so far. I guess some might find it a bit intimidating, especially the amount of people and traffic, but now that I´ve gotten used to it I really enjoy it here.

I must admit that I´m a bit surprised about the amount of tourists here as it´s supposed to be one of the most dangerous capitols of the world.

Yesterday we decided to use the services of a 5 star hotel and went to their gym, sauna and pool, which was nice and relaxing after a too long time without them. We also decided to shell out some money for a nice dinner at their rooftop restaurant with a great view of the city. By money I mean 35USD for 3 course meal for two.

Heikki decided to go a bit crazy and ordered a tailor made suit for 1500 bolivianos, which is about 200USD, I would´ve ordered one too, if they´d just had a cream colored cloth to make it :).

On friday we had a walk around the town, checking out the stores, and I shelled out 90 bolivianos for a nice sweater, after that we went looking for a new bag for Hessu so he can bring his suit back home in a reasonable shape, we didn´t find a suitable bag but bought three pairs of shoes in total.

Later in the evening we went clubbing, we started at a nice club which was decorated in really amazing industrial style, after that we continued on to a jazz joint and listened to a set while sipping scotch. Now as the evening was starting to get going as it was already past midnight we decided to make a stop at a club that was recommended to us by a couple of aussies whom we met in Salta.

I guess some might describe the establishment as a bit shady, even the front entrance was closed and totally dark, to avoid generating attention. We found the entrance, which was basicly a heavily gated metal door with no name that you had to bang. We were let in and showed trough their kitchen to the actual club which was a nice lounge. After getting oriented I noticed that booze wasn´t all that was on offer, there was some kind of white powder, I´m quite sure everybody knows what I´m talking about, then there were the ladies of the night... Propably the shadiest joint I´ve ever been to and will be to, but a great experience. 

Tags: Relaxation

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