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My first time at 3,650m altitude – La Paz

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I was curious to visit La Paz because of the high altitude and culture. At 3,650m above sea level, La Paz is unofficially the highest capital city (the real capital in Bolivia is Sucre) in the world and I must say that, in the first few hours, I struggled. As soon as I arrived to the airport I could already feel it, my breathing was getting harder by the minute and walking fast became a very hard task. Viewpoint – ‘Mirador’ Looking at La Paz from above Prepare yourself to enter in a country full of myths and stories from
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Coca leaf: Does it really help with altitude sickness?

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Coca leaf is prohibited in Europe because of its association with cocaine. But coca leaves have a content so low of the psychoactive alkaloids present in cocaine, that it is ridiculous to think that it would make you high just by chewing it. Coca leaf They have been cultivated since at least the Inca Empire and are used for a variety of medical and religious purposes in Bolivia. You can easily find a shop that sells it while strolling around La Paz. Does it really help with altitude sickness? Not sure! To try the coca leaf you need to chew
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