Road trip from La Paz to Mecapaca, Bolívia.

One of the great attractions of Mecapaca is that it is only 45 minutes from La Paz city center and even closer to the Zona Sur (the southern suburbs of La Paz). Moreover, it is easily reached by taxi or one of the regular minibuses. Minibuses (number 253–look for the “Mecapaca” sign on the dashboard) leave for Mecapaca regularly from Plaza Humbolt, a small plaza on the right as you cross into the Zona Sur. Mecapaca is the “end of the line” so transportation back is not a problem. We went by car, a family of friends (2 adults, 2 kids) kindly invited us to join them for lunch at a popular hotel/restaurant in Mecapaca. Close by to our end-point, is the well-known Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), a popular tourist destination with strange eroded sandstone formations – but hopefully, will be hit on a future trip… we’re still adjusting to the new lifestyle, altitude and the curvy roads, so, would’ve been a bit much to ask the kids to endure… For the time being, enjoy the images from our recent road trip!

view from the Hotel Andino, Mecapaca

One of the great attractions of Mecapaca is that it is only 45 minutes from La Paz city center and even closer to the Zona Sur (the southern suburbs of La Paz). Moreover, it is easily reached by taxi or one of the regular minibuses. Minibuses (number 253–look for the “Mecapaca” sign on the dashboard) leave for Mecapaca regularly from Plaza Humbolt, a small plaza on the right as you cross into the Zona Sur. Mecapaca is the “end of the line” so transportation back is not a problem. We went by car, a family of friends (2 adults, 2 kids) kindly invited us to join them for lunch at a popular hotel/restaurant in Mecapaca. Close to our end-point, is the well-known Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), a popular tourist destination with strange eroded sandstone formations – but hopefully, will be hit on a future trip… we’re still adjusting to the new lifestyle, altitude and the curvy roads, so, would’ve been a bit much to ask the kids to endure… For the time being, enjoy the images from our recent road trip!

How we got there:

The Curvy, Bumpy, No-Shoulder Roads… and the Reward!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Gary Ng of Gnostec Photography. Merge. The world is made up of many things. There is a saying that opposites attract, and this is true for relationships and other things. What about photography? Many surprises can come out of merging two different entities into one. Sometimes this fusion of the elements is what we call art.

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Gary Ng of Gnostec PhotographyMerge. The world is made up of many things. There is a saying that opposites attract, and this is true for relationships and other things. What about photography? Many surprises can come out of merging two different entities into one. Sometimes this fusion of the elements is what we call art.

This week’s inspiration is “merge“. Here is my interpretation, merging two different settings from around our newest neighborhood… one, could be considered the perfect scenario, just the mountains… the second one, once the urban constructions have arrived… Original images may be seen below. Let’s see how good of a “merging job” was done… Thanks for the inspiration! ♥

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