La Paz, the sort of capital of Bolivia (Bolivia seems split between two capitals they can’t quite settle on – the other is Sucre) is at a dizzying altitude of 3,650m (11,975 ft). That wasn’t enough for us so we took this picture from the 7th floor of our hostel. This was our final night in La Paz and climbing those 7 floors with our bags was a serious ordeal!
The air is thin at such high altitudes so you have to let your body acclimatise. Your body will produce more red blood cells to deal with the low oxygen saturation in the air around you. But even after that, climbing 7 floors is quite a chore!
This shot looks over the tin rooftops as seen from our room. Lots of interesting stuff going on, some kids were shouting in a nearby building, you could hear the cars honking in the dry mountain air, and look on further to the rugged mountain peaks.