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Lower Lake Titicaca   Leave a comment

BoliviaWe continue on HWY #2 out of El Alto passing through Batalla.Road To Lake Titicaca-3-72.jpgSoon we begin to see parts of Lower Lake Titicaca.Lower Lake TiticacaLower Lake Titicaca. The lake is bordered by both Bolivia and Peru,
and from where we stood we could see Puno in Peru. BoliviaLower Lake Titicaca
BoliviaMichael shares some history and geography of Titicaca.BoliviaWe are standing at approximately 13,000 above sea level
where the high temperature
for this time of year is about 60 degrees.
Our next stop will be Tiquina where we will take a boat
across to the peninsula that Copacabana is on.
— Images by kenne

 

 

El Alto, Bolivia   Leave a comment

El Alto-2-72.jpgOur last full day in Bolivia would be going to Lake Titicaca,
so early on August 24th, we met Michael Maldonado, our Lake Titicaca guide.
The most direct route takes us through El Alto, on the Altiplano highlands.
El Alto is today one of Bolivia’s fastest-growing urban centers,
with a population of over 1,000,000.  Driving through the city, construction is everywhere.

El Alto.jpgMichael Maldonado On His Phone.

BoliviaCommon to the architecture, the first floor is designed for commercial use.

BoliviaMost of the buildings in El Alto did not exist a decade ago,
so they are not only new but reflect a modern Bolivian style.

BoliviaImages by kenne (Click Here To See More Photos.)

 

 

Aerial Views Of La Paz, Bolivia   4 comments

BoliviaWe arrived in La Paz August 17th for a couple days of site-seeing and rest
before our river adventure in the Madidi National Park in the Bolivian Amazon.
Metropolitan La Paz makes up the most populous urban area in Bolivia,
with a population of 2.3 million. (These views are from the “Killi Killi” lookout.)

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Bolivia21122 feet-high Mt. Illimani 

BoliviaMi Teleférico La Paz–El Alto (La Paz–El Alto Cable Car),
is an aerial cable car urban transit system serving
the La Paz–El Alto metropolitan. The El Alto International Airport
is located on the higher plateau above La Paz,
which can be seen in this image. At an altitude of 13,325 feet
it is the highest international airport and the
fifth highest commercial airport in the world.

La Paz Panorma-6-72Mi Teleférico is the first system to use cable cars as the backbone of the urban transit network.

La Paz Panorama-6-72

La Paz Panorama-1-72

BoliviaTravel companions, Matt McGrath and Ty Markey (August 18, 2019) — Images by kenne

 

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