STREET LIFE IN LA PAZ

(Version française plus bas)

La Paz is chaos. The pavement is taken over by street sellers, so much that you are often better off walking on the asphalt instead. Buses and mini-buses announce their destination in a litany of incomprehensible words and will stop absolutely anywhere to take passengers.

Women even breast-feed while walking. There is a never-ending flow of people stopping, on their way to work or back from school, for a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice for 2.5 Bolivianos ($0.35)- absolutely delicious!- or a scoop of ice-cream in a waffle cone for 1.50 Bolivianos ($0.21).

Scaling fish on the street

Sweets, chocolate and soda seller. They are absolutely all over the place.

Traffic in La Paz

Hardware shop

Collecting empty beer bottles during and after a block party

Breast-feeding in a park

Freshly squeezed orange juice street sellers!

Ice-cream cone man

Newspaper stand

A Bolivian girl playing with a barbie

Football time!

VIE DE RUES A LA PAZ

La Paz, c’est le chaos. Le trottoir est envahi de vendeurs de rues et marchands ambulants, il y en a tellement que parfois, mieux vaut marcher sur le bitume en lieu et place du trottoir. Bus et mini-bus annoncent leur destination en une litanie de mots incompréhensible et s’arrêtent absolument n’importe où pour prendre des passagers.

Les femmes allaitent même leur enfant en marchant! De retour de l’école ou sur le chemin du travail, un flot incessant de gens s’arrête pour un vers de jus d’oranges fraîchement pressées (absolument délicieux!) pour 2.5 Bolivianos ($0.35) ou pour une boule de glace dans un cône gaufré à 1.50 Bolivianos ($0.21).

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