Wednesday, October 9, 2013

La Paz

Only a 3 hour bus ride from Copacabana.  You could tell we were getting close, because all of a sudden the dust clouds, traffic, and well, mayhem began.  It was utter chaos as we were still only in the outskirts of town, and dogs, children, and elderly were running through traffic, in the middle of the road.  We started closing in on the actual city itself, and then began our descent into the 'valley' that the city resides in.  The backdrop is stunning, with the Andean peaks towering over, with their snow capped towers.  At 3600 meters, you really feel it...We began looking through our Lonely Planet for a place to stay for the night.

We found a place called "Adventure Brew Hostel," that sounded pretty awesome in text, in the book, but when we finally got there, it was a bit disapointing.  I think we need to learn our lesson about going on wild goose chases to find a brewery...

Lonely Planet ('2010), said it was a hostel with a microbrewery on site, and they have a fun atmosphere, with tours available and what not...

When we arrived, and checked in to a shitty dorm room, that at 3:00 in the afternoon had 2 girls sound asleep inside, we kinda realized what we were getting ourselves into...I assumed off the bat, that it was a younger party crowd, and that's what it was geared toward.

Still excited to try a craft beer, we walked down from our dorm, and found the bar.  It was closed, and we had to walk a block down, to the 'other' location for a beer.  No problem, infact, the other location (newer part of the hostel) had a nice bar upstairs, overlooking the city.  Only problem was, the 'micro brewery' they advertise, is none other than "Saya," a local La Paz microbrewery, that we had gotten fairly familiar with while in Copacabana!  They don't do any brewing on site, and infact the owners, also own Saya.  They do have a good blonde, that's rather hoppy, but the other two (Amber, and Black), were awful.  My point, and advice to companies, is, enough of the false advertising...



Turns out, we stayed up in the sky bar till pretty late, and met some awesome people.  I spent the later hours conversing with a Spaniard, over the fact that our human history is completely wrong.  We went on and on about the ruins that cover our earth, and that the dates, and histories are not correct.  Not going to elaborate much on this blog, but maybe in the future...Example...TIWANAKU...

Adventure Brew was not all that bad, if you're looking for a dorm style party zone, but they did have a security guard at the door at all times, and the place was very secure.