Couple quick thoughts on the amazing country of Bolivia. I've had a great couple of weeks here, traveling from the south to the north. People have been really friendly and the landscapes have been amazing. Super high altitudes, deserts, lakes, jungles and mountains. I've been in small towns, large cities and tiny villages. Sure the wifi normally doesn't work,and the streets are full of potholes, but hey, the country goes on.
Houses in Bolivia are mainly made from brick or adobe. Most are left like that, without a stucco finish or paint. Some appear half built, although lived in. Top or bottom layers await work to finish them. They're efficient and normally are just 1 or 2 levels. In the countryside, you see more adobe and some that appear to have been built numerous years ago. After seeing some Inca ruins, it almost appears that some farmers still use walls built by the Incas.
Eating in the markets is always an adventure. The sights are amazing, as anything and everything is for sale. That is, not a lot of packaged food, but everything else such as meat and veggies abound, with piles of pastas and grains. The smell of the meat can be overpowering with it sitting out, unrefrigerated,but if you get over that, it is feasting time. A normal set lunch entails a soup and then a main, for around $2. The peanut or quinoa soups are the best, quite filing with potatoes and veg. The mains vary from chicken or beef along with potatoes, rice and a salad mix. At Lake Titicaca, the main was trout. Been good times feasting for cheap! Works out cheaper than cooking for myself.