La Paz is certainly different to the first part of our journey in Argentina and Chile. La Paz is very high (we haven't suffered too much) and is populated by native indians who wear funny hats.
We have arrived in the middle of Bolivia's carnival season, which is good and bad. It is good because lots is going on. Bad because the number of tourists is quite high and transport is either fully booked or not operating because of public holidays.
On Saturday, 5th we attended the Oruro La Diablada procession. It was quite a trip, a real "Fawlty Towers" standard of organisation, 8 hours on buses and 8 hours sitting on wooden tiered seating resulted in some good photos, fatigue and sore backsides. The festival was to celebrate something to do with the Easter season, by the costumes it had something to do with devils and pagan rites.
The food here varies between very, very ordinary and diabolical. The local diet is very, very bland with salads and vegetables very ordinary. We were a bit spoiled until now so we will just have to adjust our diets.
Please note that we'll be taking more photos over the next few days and will add them to this page when we have time, so keep checking this and some of the other pages for new pictures