La Paz's cable-car system Teleferico a heady ride that bridges Bolivia's values

Wedged into a crevice in the Andes, La Paz is high, steep, crowded and chaotic.

The administrative capital of Bolivia, with close to a million inhabitants, sits at nearly 12,000 feet in a bowl ringed by mountains. Terra-cotta-red buildings tumble down the hills, and the narrow, vertiginous streets are jammed with motorcycles, buses, cars, motor taxis and pedestrians. Triple-peaked Illimani, always covered with snow,…

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