Here we are heading out on our first trip to Bolivia. Neither of us had visited before so we aren't entirely sure what to expect.
But we are optimistic.
Maybe a bit nervous, too.
The first view of La Paz, looking down on Zona Sur, at 5 am from 13,000 feet.
Typical cobbled street:
Here is a beautiful house we liked:
The days were pretty warm (60s) and sunny. It did not suck.
This penthouse was sweet but we worried about AnnaMaria's safety:
Our guide, Jorge, was very helpful and fun to hang out with:
Here you can see the usual barbeque arrangement:
This school turned out to focus a little too much on missionary work for our taste:
The checkered flag is for the indigenous people of Bolivia, the middle flag is Bolivia and the flag of La Paz is on the right:
An arch reminiscent of Tiwanaku in El Centro, not far from Aimee's work:
Illimani through the arch:
A house that was too big for us:
Aimee, my official domestic partner:
This one was very nice but we don't have (and don't want to get) enough furniture to fill it:
We took this house. We also will have some issues filling the space but it's not really as big as it looks:
I liked this house because the garden was well established and it seemed like the construction materials were solid:
Here's another house with a good garden:
It was close to the agronomy institute where they had some greenhouses and fresh produce:
Here is the school where AnnaMaria will likely go. It is easy walking distance from our house:
Cholitas in hard hats:
I also really liked this house but Aimee preferred the other. Again, the mature garden appealed to me: