Sunday night, we landed in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world: ~12,000 to ~13,500 feet above the sea. The altitude is no joke, and many Remotes were immediately sick. Thankfully, I’ve avoided any alto affliction BUT, Tuesday, I fell prey to the stomach sickness.
They tell you not to drink the water here; beware of street food; don’t eat the fruits, because they are rinsed in water; etc. I’ve been really conscientious, but who knows. It’s almost impossible to avoid. As most stomach bugs, it hit HARD. Felt like I had Kuato en mi estomago:
Good thing I brought some stomach meds with me. And, glad I got it out of my system now (fingers crossed). I’m not going to go drinking the water or anything, but hopefully, Kuato stays in hibernation. And, I can enjoy the majesty of La Paz, Bolivia!!!
I LOVE La Paz already. It is so unique and unpretentious. The city is built on hills and the landscape is gorgeous. It is literally breathtaking. Stay tuned for more, but here are a few snaps: