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Preparing your trip to La Paz: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Bolivia, La Paz 1. Not far from La Paz there is a large international airport, which receives regular flights from Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. The airport is about 10 km away from the city.
2. In La Paz, the main form of public transport is buses, which can help you get to any area of interest in the city and neighboring towns. There is no railway service in Bolivia.
3. In addition to buses, small route taxis called “trufi” are common in the city. They stop not only at fixed public transport stops but also in many other appropriate places.
4. It'd be comfortable to use taxi services for active tourists, especially for those who travel as a large group. Despite the availability of a taximeter, it is necessary to negotiate the price in advance.
5. The city is situated in the highlands so long walks here can be painful even for people in good physical shape. This is due to the very rarefied air. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The best time to visit the city is the period from May to October when the least precipitation falls. The rainy season lasts from November to April.
7. Going on a trip, even in the summer, be sure to take some warm clothes along. In a mountainous climate, mornings and evenings can be quite cool even at the height of summer.
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8. Very beautiful high-quality clothes from llama and alpaca wool are made and sold in the city. Here you can buy them at very reasonable prices, specialty stores are best for shopping in this case.
9. Shoppers should keep in mind that bargaining in local markets and souvenir shops is not accepted. If the seller is in a good mood, you may unobtrusively ask for a small discount.
10. In spite of the rather cool weather that prevails in La Paz all year round, this region has one of the highest levels of ultraviolet radiation. Going a trip, be sure to prepare sunscreens.
11. Even fine-dining restaurants of the city are distinguished by a moderate price level. An average dinner will cost about $ 10. Even thrifty tourists should not deny themselves this kind of entertainment.
12. Going to a restaurant or a shop, one should prepare a sufficient amount of small change. It is not recommended to exchange large bills in small shops and restaurants, as you can get fake banknotes as change.
13. Some fraudsters in the city may disguise themselves as policemen. If they offer you a reward for any kind of help, be sure to ask the officer to present an ID.
14. For safety reasons, you should not take large amounts of money and valuables with you for a walk. Many hotels rooms are equipped with special safes.
15. It's not a good idea to go to remote areas of La Paz at night time. The safest areas to go in the evening are the central streets, where life does not freeze until late at night.
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What to visit being in La Paz - unique sights

North Yungas Road

From the series “Most Spectacular Mountain Roads”
According to statistics, about 30 serious accidents happens on the track every year. From 100 to 200 people die on the road annually since its opening. Very often accidents happen with tourist buses and trucks, who simply cannot safely overcome the narrow track sections and slide off the precipice. The first mountain road in these places was built over 80 years ago. Thousands of Paraguayan prisoners have been involved in this work. Over the years the track has not changed much. In many areas there is still no asphalt coating, the warning signs are still out of the question. … Read further

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Bolivia: travelling advices

1. A visa is required for entry into the territory of Bolivia. If the tourist does not have a visa, it can be issued on arrival at the airport. However, the visa in the tourist's country is issued free of charge but this service will be paid at the Bolivian airport.
2. Tourists visiting Bolivia should be aware that in addition to weapons and drugs non-canned foods are prohibited from being imported into the country. You must present a receipt from the store for the purchase of items made from alpaca and fabrics woven by hand when exporting them from the country.
3. Bolivia is located in a mountainous area high above sea level. Therefore, some tourists may experience problems with acclimatization when visiting this country. Lack of oxygen, shortness of breath, nausea, and pulmonary edema – these are just some of the signs of high-altitude illness. You should not try to climb the highest mountain peaks immediately after arriving in the country to avoid it. It is better to explore the sights located in the cities on the plains first. You should go higher gradually. This will allow the body to adapt to the surrounding conditions.
4. You need to be vaccinated against malaria or taking medications for its prevention before a trip to Bolivia. These diseases are carried by mosquitoes. Therefore, it is better not to come here during the rainy season. It is recommended to wash your hands more often, have a disinfectant, and drink only bottled water to avoid infection with cholera, various types of hepatitis or infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. … Open
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Travelling to La Paz - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in La Paz. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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