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My first visit 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

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

Working woman in La Paz
Working woman in La Paz
evo narco
Evo Narco wall writing

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

Cholitas are hard working ladies running many types of business around La Paz. They wear cool hats and traditional outfit. Visit La Paz to experience a full experience of culture and fantastic colonial architecture and history.

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Panama Canal Videos During Summer Time

panama city on way to take panama canal videos

My visit to Panama was mainly to get to know more about the coffee farms in Chiriqui. I took a break and went by public bus to take some videos of this great architecture the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal Boat crossing over

During my stay in the modern Panama City I was able to experience the high rise buildings all over the downtown area. I even tried the an expensive cup of Geisha coffee.

Panama Canal Small Boat Crossing

I have never experience this type of engineering design. This is the original canal, but there is a bigger one on the far back of this Panama canal videos. I saw huge cargo ships passing by. These cargo ships passing the Panama Canal were the size of a 15 floor building. It looked like a moving city.

Panama Canal Two Boats Crossing