My wife and I are looking to visit friends and tourist sites in the La Paz area in July. We have free accommodations (friends) and probably free "tour guides," although we may venture out on our own for some things.
Two main questions:
1) Airfare seems pretty high. Suggestions on airlines and ways to find the least costly tickets? When to buy, where to buy? Any tips on this actual itinerary? One of my biggest fears is lost luggage, because I'm 290lbs and wear sizes that are generally unavailable in South or Central America. I cannot imagine anything more horrible than being thousands of miles from home and only one set of clothes...
2) What are the must-do's and must-see's? I enjoy urban and rural culture and I really love historical and ancient sites.
Thank you for your information!
P.S., I speak Spanish, so language isn't a concern, beyond perhaps Bolivia-specific vocabulary that I might not know... anyone have the 4-1-1 on that, too?