We stuck around La Paz today, since Jeff is coming down with the cold I gave him, we needed to do laundry, and we wanted to check out the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon). It was a pretty relaxing day, over all. The morning was extremely lazy, so the day really started with lunch:
Lunch was as good as it looked. It was very expensive for Bolivia - B150, but that included the meals you see, plus two juices each and a dessert. But then, if you convert that, it totaled US $21 or so. Another reason I love Bolivia. Did I mention it was in a greenhouse in a garden?
Next, we went to Valley of the Moon. We took local transportation, trufis (like Tanzanian daladalas) to get there and back, since it was about 10 km outside of town. We weren´t expecting a whole lot, since the guide book says it´s over-hyped and others say there isn´t much there. So what we got far exceeded expectations.
It´s a good thing it´s a park and they´ve built paths through - you´d never get anywhere without them:
The weather was a bit dark and grey and rainy, but it made for good photography lighting.
Staying on the path was a must, since there were some very large holes. Some, we couldn´t see the bottom of.
There was a small, colorful town just past it that made a pretty good backdrop.
Back to La Paz - the trufi we got back wasn´t exactly the one we wanted, since the one we wanted seemed to be too popular a route to leave room for us in any of the vehicles going by. So we grabbed another that let us off in a not-too-far-off part of town, and wandered through a market that seemed to go for dozens of blocks.
And there you are. We´re off to pack for Copacabana tomorrow. We´ll check in someday, but not real soon.