Bolivia 2008

Bolivia-Travelogue  |  Travel time: November 2008  |  by Oliver Schuetz

La Paz - Nov 12

Arriving by plane to La Paz can be a unique flight experience. Already briefly after take-off in Iquique (a further stop-over made in Chile), the aircraft began with the landing preparations. But we were not sinking actually! Instead, the ground was approaching the plane. To avoid that passengers will collapse when disembarking the plane in La Paz at 4000m altitude, the oxygene was already reduced during the second leg of the flight, to "acclimatise" the passengers to the altitude. So it was a very breath-taking landing.

View from the plane when landing in El Alto. Mount Illimani (6400m) is seen in the background.

View from the plane when landing in El Alto. Mount Illimani (6400m) is seen in the background.

© Oliver Schuetz, 2008
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The trip
 
Description:
Planned is a two-week trip to Bolivia, mainly in the Altiplano with a short detour half way into the jungle. Not sure whether I will be able to attach photos during the trip, so make sure to visit the pages later again.
Details:
Start of journey: Nov 12, 2008
Duration: 15 days
End of journey: Nov 26, 2008
Travelled countries: Bolivia
The Author
 
Oliver Schuetz is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 12 years.