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  1. 1. Booklet AIESEC—La PazRECEPTION BOOKLET 2011
  2. 2. SUMMARY1. Booklet AIESEC La Paz—Introduction2. Some basic information about Bolivia3. Our city: La Paz—Bolivia4. The people5. The weather6. Our culture7. Our religions8. Our cuisine9. Money10. The night life11. Places that you must visit in La Paz12. Places to visit near La Paz13. Telephone tips14. The language15. Safety16. Getting around the city17. Get in touch with us
  3. 3. 1. Booklet AIESEC La Paz—IntroducciónYou must be wondering what is life like in La Paz. Well here is aguide that will hopefully give you some useful information andreduce any concerns that you have before your arrival.Going to a foreign country is a big step, but we hope that byproviding you some useful information and giving you thegreatest reception when you arrive we can make this transitionas smooth as possible.Don’t feel that once you arrive in La Paz, you will be left to fendfor yourself! This Reception guide gives some useful informationthat you may need before and during your stay in La Paz.
  4. 4. 2. SOME BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT BOLIVIA Capital: Sucre(constitutional Capital) La Paz (seat of governement) Language: Spanish QuechuA, Aymara, Guarani (among other 34 native languages) Area: 1,099,581 km² Population: 10,907,778(2010) Largest City: Santa Cruz Currency: Boliviano (BOB) 1 USD = BOB 6,934 in March 2011. 1 EUR = BOB 10,068 in March 2011. Government: Unitary Presidential Republic President: Evo Morales Ayma Official Time Zone: -4 GMT Calling Code: +591
  5. 5. 3. OUR CITY: LA PAZ—BOLIVIAThe city of La Paz was founded on October 20th, 1548under the name of La Ciudad de Nuestra Señora de LaPaz (The City of Our Lady of Peace). The city was firstestablished in what today is Laja, on the Tiahuanacoroad. Shortly after its founding, La Paz was moved to itspresent location, in the valley of the Chuquiago Marka.On 1549, Juan Gutierrez Paniagua was commanded todesign and urban plan that will designate sites for pu-blic areas, plazas, official buildings. La Plaza de los Espa-ñoles, what today constitutes the Plaza Murillo, waschosen as the location for government buildings as wellas the cathedral. La Paz is built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River (now mostly built over), which runs northwest to southeast. The citys main thoroughfare, which roughly follows the river, changes names over its length, but the central tree-lined section running through the downtown core is called the Prado. The geography of La Paz (in particular the altitude) re- flects society: the lower areas of the city are the more affluent areas. While many middle-class residents live in high-rise condos near the center, the houses of the truly affluent are located in the lower neighborhoods south- west of the Prado. And looking up from the center, the surrounding hills are plastered with makeshift brick hou- ses of those of less economically fortunate.
  6. 6. 4. THE PEOPLELa Paz city’s general population is compouned by several so-cieties, Given the fact that people from outside the city ac-tually live in it and brought their culture with them, so it’salways common to see a woman with “polleras” caringthings in her “aguayos” in several places of the city. The people in La Paz are very friendly, and although at first sight most of them look kinda shy, it only takes a while for them to become very outgoing. Since La Paz is a city with a lot of atractions, there are always going to be a good amount of tourists within the city, and I gotta say, we love tourists, we always want to make the, feel at home, and give them all the information we can to make their life and experience easier. 5. THE WEATHER The weather in La Paz is crazy and unpredictable most of the times. And you don0t get the same temperaturas in all the city. The north part of the city and “El Alto” is rather cold and higher than the rest of the city. And it goes warmer as you go more to the southern part .
  7. 7. The Highest temperature recorded last year is 30°C in April, And thelowest is –11°C in June. But it’s necessary to remember that there is alarge range when we talk of temperaturas, in Winter you can have theminimal temperatura at 5am , but at noon the temperatura will increase atleast 25°C. In summer the Temperature along the day is more constant,its warm but sometimes rainy.La Paz city has a lot of rain in Summer, with 23,44’’ of raing in the wholeyear. The months with more rain Are December, January and February.Sometimes in the centener of the city there are some floodings but everyyear it’s getting solverd better.6. OUR CULTURELa Paz has an extremely high percentage of indigenous people, withroughly half of the population speaking the Aymara language. A ma-jority of the indigenous people live in poverty in el Alto. This conflictswith the wealthy populations of the Zona Sur. Yet, somehow, all thepeople seem to get along in el Centro, the downtown area, wheremost of the markets, plazas and sources of entertainment are loca-ted.Despite all the differences in ethnicity, over 95% of the populationstill claims to be Catholic. The origins of the city are found in theSpanish Colonial Architecture.It’s also important to mention that the traffic jam is always presentfor different events, whether it is for portestant citizens, or just dan-ces from several neighbourhoods in diferent áreas of the city.
  8. 8. 7. Nuestras Religiones Officially, Bolivia is a Roman Catholic country, with over half of its residents claiming Catholi- cism as their primary religion. Until a constitutional change in 1947, all other religions were prohibited. The Catholic Church in Bolivia has an archbishop in La Paz, although the cardinal archbishop is in Sucre. Unlike many Catholic imperialistic countries, the church in Bolivia has a relatively weak influence of politics, as evidenced by the fact that since 1911 all marriages have had to be performed by civil authorities in order to be legally valid. This is a picture of the Iglesio de San Francisco, the oldest Catholic Church in La Paz. A majority of the Indigenous people are only superficially Catholic, as they still maintain loyalty to the pre-Columbian gods of their ancestors. The existance of their beliefs in the spirit world is evidenced by the Witches Market, which sells all sorts of unusual items for use in potions, spe- lls, and remedies. This picture of the Witches Market shows llama fetuses that are used to appease the spirits when building a new house. An owl and an armadillo are also visible. Over the last decade, various Protestant misionary groups have worked in Bolivia, one of the more prominent being the Seventh Day Adventists. These groups have aided the poorer indigenous groups with medical help and hospital maintainence.
  9. 9. 8. Our cuisineEating in La Paz - Bolivia is an exciting and rich experience. Food in La Paz has many differentstyles with thousands of great restaurants in all around the city. All of them seem to boastabout one chef or another, which is good, but for most of us we want to get down to eating.You may have Heard that Bolivia’s food needs quite a strong stomach, and once you are here,you have to experience our peculiar dishes. Here you can see some of the food you’ll find here: Anticucho: This is roasted heart beef, with roasted potatoes also. This is something to eat at night, and there are some places in the streets where you can find it. It is also served with peanut spicy sauce. Api morado (purple api) is made from purple corn. Si- milar to api blanco, it is served at breakfast time. It’s thick and hearty and can be served hot or cold. Custo- marily we accompany any type of api with an empana- da or other pastry A salteña is a type of Bolivian baked empanada.Salteñas are sa- vory pastries filled with beef, pork or chicken mixed in a sweet, slightly spicy or very spicy sauce, and sometimes also containing peas, potatoes and other ingredients. There are also some vege- tarian versions available for sale at certain restaurants. Plato Paceño, named for the Bolivian capital La Paz, is a popular midday meal in Bolivia. Its a full plate (plato) of fried cheese, boiled potatoes, large beans, and corn on the cob. In addition, food in La Paz and other Bolivian tourist resorts is not restricted to traditional Bolivian delights. Cuisine from all over the world can be found in Bolivia, including Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and other international tastes. Fast food chains are rising in popularity due to convenience and their family oriented style.
  10. 10. 9. MoneyThe currency in Bolivia is the Boliviano (Bs). We suggest that you bring U.S. dollars, euros and Exchange themhere; not all establishments accept credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are the most popular credit cards and theycan be used in most major banks.Below, is a list of the average prices of essentials: Bought Outside Made at home Daily Meals Average Price Average Price Breakfast Bs 10,00 to Bs 25Bs Bs 3,00 to Bs 5,00 Lunch Bs 15,00 to Bs 30,00 Bs 8,00 to Bs 15,00 Dinner Bs 15,00 to Bs 30,00 Bs 8,00 to Bs 15,00 As you can see, its cheaper if you buy the rough ingredients at markets and prepare your own meal at home. But if you are on rush, its better if you go outside and look for a place to eat. Acomodation Average Price Cell Phone Average Price Hotel /Hostal Bs 80/day to Bs 200/day Cell phone $us 50,00 to $us 500 1/4 Apartment $us 100/month to $us 150/month Chip Bs 20 with 20Bs of credit Flat $us 300/month to $us 600/month Trainees House $us 400 to $us 800 If you share a house or a flat with one or more persons, the Price will be lower. Transportation Average Price Entertainment Average Price Bus Ticket Bs 1,00 to Bs 2,50 Movie Theater Bs 30,00 to Bs 45,00 Taxi Bs 5,00 Club—night club Bs 30,00 to Bs 200,00 Trufi Bs 1,5 to Bs 3,00 Soccer Game Bs 15,00 to Bs 50,00 Mini Bs 1,00 to Bs 2,30 Radio Taxi Bs 7,00 to Bs 30,00 Beverages Average Price Snacks Average Price Beer Bs 8,00 to Bs 15,00 Hamburguer Bs 3,00 to Bs 15,00 Soda Bs 1,50 to Bs 5,00 Pringles Bs 12,00 to Bs 21,00 Water Bs 2,50 to Bs 4,00 Chocolate Bs 3,00 to Bs 30,00 Fruit Juice Bs 5,00 to Bs 10,00 Sandwiches Bs 3,00 to Bs 5,00 Drinks Bs 15,00 to Bs 40,00 Pizza Bs 30 to Bs 60 Coffee Bs 3,00 to Bs 10,00 Utilities Average Price Laundry Bs 10,00 to Bs 20,00 Hair Cut Bs 20,00 to Bs 50,00 (or more for women) Newspaper Bs 3,00 to Bs 6,00 Shampoo Bs 17,00 to Bs 40,00 Phone Card Bs 10,00 to Bs 100,00 Pack of condoms (3 units) Bs 7,00 to Bs 18,00 Magazine Bs 15,00 to Bs 30,00 Malboro cigarettes Bs 7,00
  11. 11. 10. Night LifeOnce the sun sets in La Paz, the temperature drops dramatically. Instead of going home (often to unheatedapartments), many locals seek the warmth of bars and pubs. The nightlife scene in La Paz can hardly com-pare to New York or even Buenos Aires, but there are some funky places in the heart of the city where youcan relax and kick back with a few drinks. Peñas, bars with live music, provide a place for visitors to expe-rience traditional folk music and dance, although they tend to be very touristy. Note: Most bars (except in ho-tels) are open only Wednesday through Saturday.Bars & Pubs -- The best hotel bar in La Paz is at the Radisson; they have a happy hour nightly from 6:30 to8:30pm offering two-for-one drinks, and its very popular with expatriates and tourists alike. One of the mostpopular British-style watering holes in the city is Mongos, located in Hermanos Manchego 2444 (near thecorner of Pedro Salazar, half a block up from Av. 6 de Agosto). It has a cozy feel. Get here early, as the pla-ce fills up late at night; the food here is also surprisingly good. Diesel Nacional, Av. 20 de Octubre 2271, is aself-proclaimed industrial pub, which means the decor is on par with a junkyard: recycled car parts, railroadties, and transmissions. Surprisingly, it lures a trendier-than-average crowd.Dance Clubs -- SoundBar located in the southern part of te city, in Cota Cota, it’s a nice club to dance mos-tly electronic/rave music. Mongos is also a good place to dance, it has actual music, but it gets way toocrowded. If you want to listen all sort of music you should go to Malegria located in Sopocachi, there you caneither sit and drinnk with your friends, or go to the dancefloor and enjoy. There are a lot of other places to gonear that area (Sopocachi), whether it’s to have a drink or to listen to some music.Penas & Live Music -- These days, its hard to find an authentic peña that caters to locals. Fortunately, forthe most part, youll hear authentic Andean music and watch folk dancers wearing unique but traditional cos-tumes. Restaurant Peña Marka Tambo, Calle Jaén 710 near the corner of Indaburo, puts on a good showThursday through Saturday nights. The cover is Bs25. The show starts at 9:30pm. Casa de Corregidor, Ca-lle Murillo 1040 (tel. 0102/2363-633), is a similar venue -- it has typical Bolivian food and music but feels a bitmore laid back than Marka Tambo. Boca y Sapo, Indaburo 654 (corner of Jaén), attracts locals as well as tourists; theres no dinner here, only live music, which makes it feel a bit more authentic.
  12. 12. 11. Places That You Must Visit in La Paz Within the CityThe Witches Market (Mercado de Hechiceria or Mer- Plaza Murillo, contains government buildingscado de las Brujas) is on Calle Linares between Sagar- and the city cathedralnaga and Santa Cruz. Vendors sell llama fetuses anddried frogs for Aymara rituals, as well as soapstonefigurines and aphrodisiac formulas. This street is alsothe best place to pick up a charango or other Bolivianmusical instrument. MUSEUMS In the city of La Paz, you will find several interesnting museums like: Coca Museum, San Francisco Museum, Contemporary Art Mu- seum, Precious Metals Museum, Musical Intruments Museum, and a lot more. Most of the museums are located in a narrow Street (Calle Jaen) where most tourists go to learn some of our culture.
  13. 13. YUNGASCoroicoCoroico is best place around the La Paz area (95 km./ 60 mi. ), for just taking a couple of days off and relaxing,doing nothing (not even spending lots of money, on exaggerated tourist rides) justrecuperating your wasted energies. Have a nice time, like sipping a couple of Caipirhinas down by the pool. Or,how about getting wasted at the local bars. The low altitude gives you more freedom.Want to recover your lost powers, after youve been travelling in the harshness of the Bolivia s or Peru s Alti-plano. Coroico offers warm temperatures, mellow surroundings and some awesome hikes thatappeal, to all travellers alike. The Death Road The road was built in the 1930s during the Chaco War by Paraguayan pri- soners. It is one of the few routes that connects the Amazon rainforest region of northern Bolivia, or Yungas, to its capital city. Upon leaving La Paz, the road first ascends to around 4,650 metres (15,260 ft) at La Cum- bre Pass, before descending to 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) at the town of Coroico, transiting quickly from cool Altiplano terrain to rainforest as it winds through very steep hillsides and atop cliffs. Because of the extreme dropoffs of at least 600 meters (1,830 feet), sin- gle-lane width – most of the road no wider than 3.2 metres (10 ft) and lack of guard rails, the road is extremely dangerous. Further still, rain, fog and dust can reduce visibility. In many places the road surface is muddy, and can loosen rocks from the road Even though it is a dangerous road, it is quite visited by thrillseekers not only to take pictures but also to do some adventure rides. There are several tourist Agencies that have several packages to go to Yun- gas. And most of them rent bikes to go down the death road for about 60km which is quite an adrenaline rush. And once you get to your destination you get to enjoy some nice weather.
  14. 14. TIWANAKUThe city of Tiwanaku, capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large areaof the southern Andes and beyond, reached its apogee between 500 and 900 AD. Its monu-mental remains testify to the cultural and political significance of this civilisation, which isdistinct from any of the other pre-Hispanic empires of the Americas. Besides Going to an incredible place and seing so many monuments, you can also attend to the biggest event there once a year. Its the “Solsticio de Invierno” which is the cele- breation of the Aymara New Year, every year the 21st of June. This is an event which a lot of tourists want to go to, generally they go one day before so they can sleep in tends and wait for the sun the next day. Many people asure they feel recharged of Sun’s energy. Its important to recall that this is a very cold time of the year, therefore you need to take a lot of Winter clothes to go there.
  15. 15. Titicaca Lake Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. It is situated at a very high altitude, at over 3800 meters above sea level, and a tour at Titicaca is definitely an unforgettable experience for any visitor.Copacabana is the main Bolivian town onthe shore of Lake Titicaca, from whereboats leave for Isla del Sol, the sacred Incaisland. The town has a large 16th-centuryshrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of Copaca-bana. Our Lady of Copacabana is the pa-tron saint of Bolivia. The town is a destina-tion for tourism in Bolivia. The town is alsoknown for its famous Basilica, home of theVirgin of Copacabana, its trout, and itsquaint atmosphere. Built between MountCalvario and Mount Niño Calvario, the town has approximately 6,000 inhabitants. Copacabanas reli-gious celebrations, cultural patrimony, and traditional festivals are well known throughout Bolivia. Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) is an island in the southern part of Lake Titicaca. It is part of the modern Plurinational State of Bolivia. Geographically, the terrain is harsh; it is a rocky, hilly island. There are no motor vehicles or paved roads on the island. The main eco- nomic activity of the approximately 800 families on the island is farming, with fishing and tourism augmenting the subsistence eco- nomy. Of the several villages, Yumani and Challapampa are the largest.*1+ There are over 80 ruins on the island. Most of these date to the Inca period circa the 15th century AD. Archaeologists have disco- vered evidence that people lived on the island as far back as the third millennium BCE. Many hills on the island contain agricultural terraces, which adapt steep and rocky terrain to agriculture. Among the ruins on the island are the Sacred Rock, a labyrinth-like building called Chicana, Kasa Pata, and Pilco Kaima. In the reli- gion of the Incas, it was believed that the sun god was born here.
  16. 16. ILLIMANI AND OTHER MOUNTAINS There are several mountains with a lot of relevance in Bolivia, and in La Paz it is posible to go there and climb those hills, the city is full of Travel Agencies which can help you get the ap- propiate security gadgets and a very specialized guide. There are a lot of mountains you can go to. Here you can see some of the pictures of them, if you are a non experimented moun- tain climber/hicker the easiest mountain to go to is Huayna Potosi., and of course the most popular is Illimani which you can see from several parts of the city.ANCOHUMA HUAYNA POTOSICHACHACOMANI ILLAMPU
  17. 17. 12. PLACES TO VISIT NEAR LA PAZ Salar de UyuniWorlds largest salt lake known as Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni salt flat) is a visually captivating place, one of the moststunningly beautiful places you will ever come across in Bolivia and South America. A surreal vision in the Boli-vian Altiplano created by amazing geological formations, geothermal springs and brine lakes. Covering an areaof over 10,000 square km. in the departmentes of Oruro and Potosi (SW Bolivia), Salar de Uyuni is estimated tohave a reserve of 10 billion tons of salt. Some 40,000 years ago the region was covered by the giant salt lakeMinchin. At some point the lake dried, leaving behind two small lakes (Poopó and Uri Uri) plus two salt lakes:Coipasa and Uyuni.There are two options to get there, it can be by train or by bus.You can either get the tour deal in La Paz city orwhen you get to Uyuni, you get the chance to go on a three day tour (to go to Arbol de Piedra, Laguna colora-da, Laguna Verde and Licancabur volcano) or more if you have enough time, or if your Schedule is too tight andyou only want to see the salar it is also posible to do it in one day.You can see many pictures on the internet, and the view may vary according to the year you visit the Salar. InJanuary and February it is rainy season, therefore you’ll get to see an amazing view like a huge mirror. And ifyou go in wintern (July, august) the whole salar will be dry and you’ll get another view a honeycomb shape.
  18. 18. Oruro’s Carnival, this is the most important carnaval of Bolivia, many people from other cities and other coun- tries go to Oruro to be part of this carnaval which hap- pens at the end of February or begginin’ of MarchSahama Mountain, located in Ouro city. Thehighest mountain within Bolivia. In the ground ofthe mountain there are thermal waters. Cristo de la Concordia, which is located n Cocha- bamba, it’s a very touristic place to go to. This Christ is supposed to be a few inches taller than the one in Rio de Janeiro Parque Cretácico, is a place where you can find actual Di- nosour foot prints, if you are interested in that you can’t miss going to Sucre, you can go there by bus or by plane.Villa Tunari, is a nice place a few hours from Cochabamba,the weather there is quite warm, and there are severalactivities to do there, and if you just want to relax it’s alsoa nice option.
  19. 19. 13. TELEPHONE TIPS Bolivia’s code is 591, La Paz’s code is 2. International Calls: May be made from any public telephone, cellphone or booth telephone. The cheapest option is a booth, and you can call everywhere, and also these booths are easy to find. Calls from Public Phones: Are made using coins of 50 cents or 1Bs, depending the case, if it is used to make a local call than it is a good option cause it lasts long enough. Long Distance Calls Within Bolivia Telephone: Are made by dialing one of the following a code before the number, the most important ones are 02(to La Paz, Oruro) 03(to Santa Cruz, Trinidad) 04(Cochabamba) plus the telephone number Important numbers: Police: 110 Fire Department: 119 AIESECers14. The LanguageThe official language in Bolivian is Spanish. We prepared for you a little guide with some words and expressionsthat you must know in Spanish: Answers: Respuestas No: No Yes: Si I don’t know: no lo se thank you: Gracias You are welcome: de nada Welcome to: Bienvenido a Greetings: Saludos Hello: Hola hi: Hola bye:chau/adios What’s up: Que tal! Good Morning: Buen día Good Afternoon: Buenas tardes Good evening: Buenas noches Excuse me please: Disculpe por favor How are you?-I’m fine: Como estás? Estoy bien See you soon: Nos vemos luego Useful sentences: Oraciones útiles I would like to: Me gustaría… I need: Necesito… Help!: Ayuda/auxilio What’s your name? my name is: Cuál es tu nombre? Mi nombre es... I’m hungry: Tengo hambre water: agua Bread: pan Beer: Cerveza hot: caliente cold: frio Ok, no problema: ok, no hay problema how much is..: A cuanto está…? Where is…: Donde es..? Where is the toilet?: Donde es el baño? Which bus goes to..?: Que bus va a..? What time is it?: Que hora es? One, two, three: Uno, dos, tres
  20. 20. what does it means?: Que significa? how can i say: Como puedo decir..could you speak slowly?: Puede(s) hablar más lento?Where do you come from: De donde vienes? Do you speak english?: tu hablas inglés?I didn’t understand: No entendíYesterday: Ayer Today: hoy Tomorrow: mañanaMorning: mañana Afternoon: Tarde Night: nocheWhat is it?: que es eso? Leave me alone: déjame solo Nothing: Nada15. SeguridadLa Paz is not the safest city on the world, but you just have to be causious and walk with common sense,and you’ll be alright. Anyway here are some tips to keep yourselves safe.Avoiding the pitfalls Don’t use flashy jewellery, or expensive watches to move the thiefs atention to someone else. Carry only the photocopy of your Passport Do not take more cash tan you need Stay at areas specifically recomended Avoid dark or isolated áreas where you do not see a single soul at night. Walk relaxed, as you knew where you are going to If you walk with your camera, and you are not taking pictures all the time, keep it in your purse or bag, if its a professional big camera use it with shoulder straps. On a bus, be sure to have change money so you don’t flash out your wallet. Do not leave your drinks unattended at bars or discos, and don’t accept any drinks from someone you don’t know. If the worse happens, and you are apporached by criminal element, try to keep calm. Do not fight. Though pólice officers in the Street try to be helpful, most do not speak other language. Keep some important telephones written down on a peace of paper, in case something happen to your cellphone.
  21. 21. 16. Getting Arround the CityAs always walking is the best way to get to know the town better. However giving the city’s topography it canbe exahusting. If you do decide to take this road, then you might wanna do this by sectors. Like starting in thecenter of La Paz which has a lot of uphills. However the most important things are downtown, like Banks, ho-tels, tourist agencies, etc. If you preffer taking a taxi, truffi or bus it’s better but you have to avoid rush hours(12:00-13:30, 18:00-19:30), cause you can get very irritated, specially in “minis” or “buses” cause some of themdon’t have AC or enough windows, so it gets soffocating.BUSESThis is the cheapest way to get around town, but it’s the slowest too, plus it’s not very confortable, howeversometimes it’s the only option ‘cause there is never a bus crowded enough, so there is room for one moremost of the times. The cost is from 1Bs to 1-80 it vart according to the distance.TAXISTaxis are almost everywhere and they are generally White, but not always. They have so-me yellow and black stickers on the sides and some signs with the Word “taxi”. It costsfrom 5Bs to 10Bs according to the distance. For a tourist it’s not recommended to take ataxi, they are not very safe, you can better call a “radio taxi” or take a “radio Taxi” in thestreets, they are easy to recognizeRADIO TAXISThe “Radio Taxis” have the service to go where ever you call them from or you canjust take them in the streets. The difference from a taxi is that they have their te-lephone number on the top of their roofs and on the sides. The costs usuallybegins with 5 Bs and it can be up to 70 Bs according to the distance. They don’thave something to messure the miles/kilometers so they just charge you whatthey think is fair. However if you are tryng to go back home after a party in theearly morning, this is the safest way to do it, even though it’s more expensive it’s much better for you.MINIS“Minis” are a good way to get from one place to another, you just have to know whereyou are going. The “mini” generally has a boy or girl shouting the places that it goes to,even though this seems helpful, for tourists this may be not helpul at all, because theyshout the names or sectors it goes to so fast that is hard to understand, however theyalso have the names that they pass by in the front window. And the cost is reasonablefrom 1Bs to 2,30Bs.
  22. 22. TRUFISThis is probably the best way to get aroung town in the day. It is cheap, more con-fortable and faster. It costs from 1,5 to 3 Bs, its easy to recognize them becasuethey look like a taxi, but in the front Windows they say where they go to.17. GET IN TOUCH WITH US We will take care of you, and you can always get in touch with us for any emergency or simple to ask so- mething. AIESEC La Paz—Bolivia lapaz.bolivia@aiesec.net X Members LCVPX: Luis Antezana– luis.antezana@aiesec.net +591 70437677 Daniela Aliaga- Daniela.churruarrin@aiesec.net +591 72424026 Alexandre Rosenfeld Alexandre.rosenfeld@aiesc.net +591 70634492

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