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Gondolas, Uyuni Salt Flats & The Devil’s Tooth in La Paz, Bolivia

Best things to do in La Paz Bolivia - David Karamanis - View of La Paz from Gondola by Snowscat on Unsplash

View of La Paz from Gondola. Photo by Snowscat on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview David Karamanis of The Traveling Pod about La Paz, Bolivia. David’s tips for the best things to do in La Paz are awesome because he spent six months in Bolivia as a tourist while also donating his podiatry services to locals who needed his help. He’s been to Bolivia twice now and loves exploring the mountains and meeting its people.

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Valley of the Lost Souls. Photo by Jack Prommel on Unsplash.

La Paz, Bolivia

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Your Travel Guide to La Paz and the History of La Paz from two local travel writers. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.


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Plaza Murillo. Photo by Stocksnap on Pixabay.

Getting around La Paz

The local airport is El Alto International Airport (LPB), which is about a 30-minute drive to La Paz. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

David says that there’s no need to rent a car when visiting La Paz. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Ladies selling fruit on a street shopping stand. Photo by Lesly Derksen on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with David Karamanis about La Paz, Bolivia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in La Paz, Bolivia
  • Green dots = best things to do in La Paz, Bolivia
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in La Paz, Bolivia

Who is David Karamanis?

David Karamanis is an Australian Podiatrist who has a passion for adventure. He is currently living out his vision and traveling throughout South America. His vision is to serve different communities utilizing his skills as a podiatrist. His faith journey in Jesus Christ is his motivation to help people and learn more about himself through his vision.

One of his favorite quotes is “Lead with your life and not with your words” by Dr. Myles Munroe. He values experiences above most and this journey has made him a rich man.

Best things to do in La Paz Bolivia - David Karamanis at sunset

David on a mountain peak at sunset.

Here are a few videos about his time in La Paz:

You can connect with David on his website and on social media on Instagram and YouTube.

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Dancers wearing traditional clothes. Photo by 677920 on Pixabay.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Leanne and Lyle on an Everglades boat tour.

Listen to the next episode when Leanne and Lyle McCabe of Beach Travel Wine share the best things to do in Sunshine Coast, Australia. In this episode, we talk about the Caloundra Music Festival, exploring the Noosa Everglades, and visiting Kondalilla Falls. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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