Happy New Year everyone! We welcomed in the New Year in La Paz with Annette & Leo (the Dutch couple we met back at the Deaf Ranch on our 3rd night in Baja). We arranged to meet them in town on the evening along with Leo's family who were visiting them. It wasn't a busy night in downtown La Paz - we wondered where everyone was! but we found a nice Italian resturant and then walked down to the Malecon for the new year countdown - there was loud music and a countdown clock in one the bars nearby!
La Paz seems like a great little city. Fairly compact so it's good to wander around. There's also a 5km waterfront boulevard (Malecon) which is good for people watching and walking along for some much needed exercise! Plenty of local beaches to ride out to, and a great Starbucks imitation place called '5th Aveneue' which do a wicked Snickers frappe drink (and free Wifi!)!!