|stunning views over the city|
Had not slept all night but at least got two hours from 6-8am. Phil went out to meet the girls to talk about flying. When he comes back the story is completely different: they only have one balloon that’s airworthy and that turns out to be a two seater hopper!
They don’t have propane and no can’t get a car organized. The afternoons are too windy. They can’t actually do it this week! Oh dear. At least Phil managed to discuss things and convince them of the utter importance of this flight.
So the plan is now for us to drive out to lake Titicaca in the early morning and do two consecutive hops with that pilot. The kit all sounds terribly dodgy but we have no alternative – either Bolivia in the logbook or not.
|engaged discussions about a potential flight|
|relaxed atmosphere in the parks of La Paz|
The only unusual things we detect (and that might be the link to witchcraft) are dried Lama foetuses and some other scary looking stuffed animals.
At 6pm we meet Lourdes and her Pilot Jose Luis in their office at the 9th floor of a high rise commercial building. Lourdes is not only trying to run a balloon company she also designs inflatables of all sorts. He face though doesn’t look too promising: “We have a problem. No people for the morning.”
|there is no flat bit in this city!|
|unbelievable steep streets|
The choice of restaurants around our place isn’t great but we find a nice Peruvian ‘cerveceria’ and I – at least – enjoy a great seafood soup.
everywhere there are colours in Bolivia! the traditional way of carrying babies