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My first visit to La Paz in Bolivia

La Paz Bolivia urban life

I met the Bolivian side of my family for the first time in my life when I went to visit La Paz in (2011). Our encounter was very unique. My Bolivian family members and I both spoke in Spanish, but with different accents (I speak with a Dominican accent). It was very funny.

Anyways, below are some pictures from that first trip about 8-9 years ago. If you like them, write a comment below. Also, follow me on social media @cocotucafe for more pictures of my travels to Bolivia and Latin America.

Basilica de San Francisco
Basilica de San Francisco
Working woman in La Paz
Working woman in La Paz

While I was walking in La Paz city center, this lady and her colorful uniform grabbed my attention. She was into something.

Evo narco wall sign
Evo narco wall sign

Many were in favor of Evo, but others clearly did not like him.

Restaurant menu La Paz, Bolivia
Restaurant menu La Paz, Bolivia

Beers, cervezas, chelas were mainly served in the big bottles instead of the regular 8oz we are used to in other countries. Huari is my favorite.

Cocotu at Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia
Cocotu at Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia
Grandmother's picture cemetery in La Paz
Grandmother’s picture cemetery in La Paz

Abuela I never met. Rest in Peace.

Uncle Rolo visiting cemetery La Paz, Bolivia
Uncle Rolo visiting cemetery La Paz, Bolivia

Cool uncle Rolo hung out with me. We walked together everywhere.

"Cholita" street vendor La Paz, Bolivia
“Cholita” street vendor La Paz, Bolivia

These ladies are brave and hard workers. Don’t mess with Cholitas in Bolivia!

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La Paz Bolivia Pictures for Inspiration

Illimani mountain La Paz Bolivia

Check out these pictures of La Paz, Bolivia. La Paz in Bolivia is officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Spanish), English: ‘Our Lady of Peace’, also known as Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, it is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of Bolivia’s Plurinational State (Bolivia’s constitutional capital is Sucre).

With an estimated 789,541 inhabitants in 2015, La Paz is the third most populous city in Bolivia (after Santa Cruz da Serra and El Alto). Its metropolitan area, consisting of La Paz, El Alto and Viacha, is Bolivia’s most populous urban area with a population of 2.3 million. It is also the capital of the La Paz department.

These La Paz Bolivia pictures will inspire you to visit Bolivia.