Leaving Copacabana we headed the 143 km to La Paz.
The views of Lake Titicaca and the snow coverd peaks of the Andes were awesome.
The first step was to go 30 km to Tiquina where you need to get a launch to the other side of the lake at this narrows. It is about 2.50$ per bike.
We then head east on the RN 2. We did not see much evidence of the first 2 spots that the road was blocked, just a few rocks on the road. Arriving on the outskirts of the city there was about 10 spots where the road in a 10 km stretch was blocked by rocks and crowds of people. A truck blocked the worst area. We were able to get thru the crowds easily. The burning tires were everywhere. At one spot they had a rope across the road, but at about our chest level. One of the protestors told us to go back and ride around….the guy next to him smiled and lifted the rope up for us.
The one benefit to the blockade was that there was zero traffic getting into the city. Arriving at the tollbooth we saw the army forces gathering and getting ready to break up the blockade. The view of the city in its “bowl” is incredible.
We went of a bit of a walk thru the old city and the Iglesia of San Francisco.
You can climb to the roof thru this very narrow stairway.
In the large cities in Bolivia they have these Zebra crossing guards to keep people following the traffic rules.
The main square of the city is quite small and over run with pigeons.
This was the view from the bed in our lux 2 bed 2 bath suite in La Paz!!