Refreshed after a well-deserved rest day at 3,600 metres in Bolivia's beautiful capital, La Paz, the competitors tackled the longest special since the start of the rally. Rain had made the fast earth and sand tracks on the 425 km course even trickier. As if this were not enough, this was a marathon stage, so competitors...
La Paz - Uyuni
At 3.625 meters above sea level, emerges a city that is covered with the mystique of its snowy and its mountains, with a variety of climates, landscapes and the strength of its people proud of their traditions, their rituals, their dances, their heritage, from their ajayu. This is how La Paz is like, a wonderful city!
La Paz, seat of government and political-administrative capital of Bolivia is the only city that by its geographical (hoyada) and urban configuration allows the newcomer be easily oriented in the city and to feel permanently challenged by the changing facets that, from their different angles, she offers, its main characteristic is the cultural syncretism, since it has harbored different peoples, cultures, indigenous nations and foreign inhabitants, this is externalized in its museums, viewpoints, churches, buildings, markets, parks, artistic works, engineering and certainly in their festivities. La Paz at night becomes a wonderful spectacle, because...
The official foundation of the city of Uyuni was held on February 20, 1890, with a simple ceremony in which the prefect of the department of Potosí, Ing. Julio Pinkas (designer of the urban map of the city of Uyuni) and thirty people among employees of the Bolivia Railway, the Huanchaca Company and particular people who were already domiciled in the place.
Uyuni, within urban geography, is one of the cities with the greatest historical content and at the same time a surprising initial growth that in a short time gave a halo of fame for its international trade and the human quality of its people.
The merits received by Uyuni are the following: Uyuni, the predilected daughter of Bolivia, ratified by Hernán Siles Suazo on July 7, 1983 and the declaration of Ciudad Benemérita under the presidency of Dr. Víctor Paz Estensoro.
Uyuni is located in the south west of Bolivia. It is the capital of the province Antonio Quijarro...
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