Well only two days left in Bolivia and we are so sad to say goodbye to this amazing country. Minus the attempted pickpocketing incident everyone has been so friendly and the scenery throughout the country has been breath-taking at every turn. The fact that it is so cheap and we have been able to experience so many tours and still remain £1.00 under budget per day for this month makes it even better!
The last full day in La Paz we ventured to the South where you can noticeably see that this is the wealthier end. We went to see San Pedro prison which was pretty scary as it looked like visiting hours and there was lots of women queuing up to go in and we could see the prisoner peering out of the main gate. We wandered around the outside and stood at the main gate for a few seconds before a guard asked us if he could help, in a not so friendly tone, we acted innocently and asked if it was San Pedro prison (we had just asked a policewoman so knew it was) and he said 'no, no, no move along!' we were not welcome so left pretty sharpish. Our aim was to get to the look-out point and after a long, hot walk we reached the top. It was a gorgeous view over the city and beyond to the snow-capped mountains.
In the evening we realised that we had been in Bolivia for a month and hadn't tried Singani, Bolivia's answer to a spirit. We exchanged our Bolivia book for an Ecuador book and had a pretty strong mixer whilst watching the Olympics, women's hockey.
We left La Paz flying high above the Andes and then Lake Titicaca (in a much sturdier plane then last time) to our first port of call Lima, Peru.
It was a loooong stop over with a mere 20 hours to waste in the airport. Unfortunately there were no public chairs and the nearby hotel was 200USD per night. Our only option was to slowly (very tricky for us both) eat and drink at a café and watch films until late and then try to get some sleep. James slept on a cushioned bench and I managed to sleep with my head on the bench and then fashioned a bed from two wooden chairs. It was an uncomfortable night but we both slept for a few hours at least. We were unsure of the time as the luminous lights were on 24/7 but we figured it was breakfast when we were on our third wave of staff members! Luckily we took off on time and got to Quito, Ecuador for the following afternoon, albeit a bit weary.