La Paz is huge, and its setting incredible: it seems to have slid up the steep walls of its valley and spilled over onto the flat land above, and from one side of the valley, the houses on the other side look doll-like. We spent some time wandering the steep and sometimes pretty streets, and (embarrasingly!) in an English pub (mostly for their English tea - even more embarrasingly!). We also visited Chacaltayo, which used to have the highest ski run in the world, but its 15000 yr old glacier has melted over the last 20 years, and now it has the highest non-functioning ski lift, which is very sad. We still got to climb to over 5300m tho - and the views and different coloured lakes were gorgeous! On the same day, we visited the 'Valley of the Moon' at around 3000m - it has beautiful and unusual wind- and rain-sculpted rock formations which we can't describe - you have to look at the pics. We stayed a day longer than we'd planned cos travelling on labour day isn't recommended, and then caught a flight (yes, a flight - not a bus!!) to Santa Cruz in the hope that we'd be able to find people to visit a nearby(ish) national park with, and get out of Santa Cruz before their referendum on the 4th (missing the 18hr bus journey was just a bonus!!).