Bolivia | Copacabana and La Paz

Updated: Nov 23, 2018

8th - 12th November 2018

We arrived in sunny, colourful Copacabana and checked into our hostel, La Cupula, which had beautiful views over the bay. This was a one-night stop as we'd decided to skip heading to Isla Del Sol; we still enjoyed our 24 hours of lakeside chilling though. The night bus had, naturally, knackered us out so we'd planned to do very little with our day.

The hostel was comfortable, cosy and the kitchen was an adorable, blue and white cuddle. The town was small but jolly, and we walked around it in about 30 minutes, getting back to the hostel for a rest(!) before the fiery sunset.

We left Copacabana, after a leisurely morning. The bus journey around Titicaca Lake to La Paz was stunning, what with the snowy mountains in the distance towering above the water that stretched to the horizon.

La Paz was MAD when we arrived, and 'ciao, ciao' is widespread. Yesterday we had a relaxed day of eating (WHAT a surprise) and we used the new-for-2018 cable car system which had incredible views across the city. We visited the Cemetery too; a fascinating, peaceful place filled with alcoves where loved ones could place flowers, drinks and decorations for the deceased. Each one was so different. The vibe was positive and happy, though quiet and pensive.

After three days, we've come to the conclusion that it's much grittier than other cities we've been to. Regardless, the people have been amazing. Everywhere we've been, whether it be the new Cable Car or any restaurant or Uber, all the people are bloody lovely and keen to help.

We leave in the next couple of days to do a three-day hike up Huayna Potosi… this involves being trained to use ice picks and crampons, where we'll reach an altitude of 6088m. I'm pretty stoked.