I love this city! La Paz is crazy- hidden in a gorge/valley with the sprawling mass of El Alto surrounding it, it really does take your breath away. The markets and cultural norms are fascinating to watch come to life and the colonial influence can be seen as you cross the different sections of the city. Evo is certainly making his mark among the people- let's hope he keeps raising the minimum wage!
Insider Tip:The Redcap walking tour is great- loads of information about Bolivia as a country over the last hundred years or so- absolutely fascinating.
The Rellenos in the market are brilliant- like a mini shepherds pie to take away.... add hot sauce for excellent flavours!
Read 'Marching Powder' to realise anything and everything can happen in Bolivia!
The public transport cable cars are an innovation- apparently the red line gives you the best views of the city (we didn't have time to go unfortunately)