Bolivia

Our Bolivian meal was Bolivian Avocado & Tomato Salad, La Sopa de Mani (Bolivian Peanut & Beef Soup), La Llajua/Llajwa Hot Sauce, Corn on the cob with fried cheese and Helado de Canela (Cinnamon Sorbet). The Avocado salad was like deconstructed guacamole. So good and easy. I really liked the peanut and beef soup but Rob was not a huge fan. We used to say we didn’t like spicy foods but are learning more and more about different levels of spice and how all peppers have differnt flavors.

 Bolwer hats are popular in rural areas. According to https://juliahammond.blog/2017/04/12/bolivias-bowler-hats/ “The hat is an easy way of determining the wearer’s marital status: if she wears it straight, she’s married, but if it sits at an angle, she’s available.  So that hat plays a critical role in the La Paz social scene.”

The difference between this and other adrenaline-pumping activities is that Death Road is a five-hour ordeal. During this mountain biking tour, I had hours to think. And thinking makes the fear stronger.

200 t0 300 deaths annually.

https://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/bolivia/experiences/news/racing-down-bolivias-death-road-proved-to-me-how-it-got-its-name

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