Day 19 – Taking it easy

John is feeling better and has at least stopped throwing up. He managed to come down for breakfast but his appetite appears to have disappeared. Mine, on the other hand, seems to have increased! We managed to go out a couple of times but had to return every couple of hours or sit down in a cafe as John was feeling a bit weak and tired. We did, however, manage to take a tour of a monastery.

La Paz, in my opinion, is not a great city and there isn’t really that much to do there – unless you’re interested in partying every night. And the way that John’s feeling, I don’t think we’ll be doing any of that. There are some nice cafes to sit in but other than that, there’s not too much to do. There is also a lot of construction work going on. In England, builders tend to be only men but over here, around two-thirds of them are women. And what’s slightly amusing, is that the women wear dresses on the construction work. On a more serious note, tt makes you realise how difficult earning money can be over here and many uneducated women probably do not have a choice but to do manual labour just so they can put food on the table.

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A woman builder

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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