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Bolivia : La Paz

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Tirarani, La Paz, Bolivia
Approx. altitude: 3964 m (13005 ft)
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Antipode: 17°N 111°E

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(visited by Roberto Maldonado)

English

27-Aug-2006 -- Esta mañana de domingo seis miembros del O.R.C. Bolivia (www.orcbolivia.com) tomamos una ruta secundaria desde La Paz hacia la frontera con Chile. Después de 120 Km. y a 3,967 m.s.n.m. arribamos a la confluencia situada a pocos kilómetros de la población de San Andrés de Machaca.

Tras una caminata de 15 minutos localizamos el sitio exacto y procedemos a registrar y fotografiar el lugar, situado cerca de la cima de una pequeña colina, en medio de una planicie casi abandonada y únicamente rodeada de pequeñas paredes de piedra hechas por los pobladores para alejar el ganado de algunas áreas.

Lo remoto de la región y lo desolada de la zona nos hace sentir realmente como conquistadores, esta región tan alejada y abandonada nos recuerda que existen personas que viven en condiciones muy duras.

Tras almorzar cerca del lugar tomamos ruta de retorno a la ciudad de La Paz a la cual arribamos ya caída la noche donde nos despedimos hasta la siguiente oportunidad.

English

27-Aug-2006 -- This morning of Sunday six members of the O.R.C. Bolivia (www.orcbolivia.com) took a secondary route from La Paz city to the border with Chile.

After 120 km and at 3.967 AMSL we arrived at the confluence located a few kilometers off the population of San Andrés de Machaca.

After a long walk of 15 minutes we located the exact site and we started to register and to photograph the place, located near the top of a small hill, in the middle of a plain and surrounded solely by small stone walls made by the settlers to keep the animals away of some areas.

Remote of the region and the desolated of the zone it makes us really feel like conquerors, this far away region reminds us that people exist who live in very hard conditions.

After having lunch near the place we took a route for our return to La Paz at which we arrived in the night.


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