Nuestra Señora de La Paz, more commonly known as La Paz (the peace) is the highest capital in the world at 3,600m above sea level. Obviously it also claims to have the highest Irish pub, golf course, soccer stadium, hospital and pretty much everything else. However Potosi, the mining town some 9 hours away by bus is actually the world’s highest city at 4090m. Read more
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Having this week off school has allowed me to play tourist and visit some of the attractions and villages surrounding Oaxaca de Juarez (wa-HA- ka de WHA-rez).
One of the most well-known of Oaxaca’s ancient ruins is Monte Albán, (MonTE al BAHn) – an ancient Zapotec capital and partially excavated archaeological site located on top of a mountain (1948m above sea level) and approx. 9km west of the city of Oaxaca. Read more