The city of La Paz is a really good option for being able to live and learn a new language quite easily. It provides you ample opportunity to get the experience in depth immersion of entire culture. There are plenty of locals that are willing to look past your mistakes and communicate with you patiently. Also the language here is different than in the rest of South America. Here the Spanish language is spoken slowly and clearly with only a small hint of an accent. This makes La Paz the perfect place to practice your new language clearly. Bolivia is also one of the most affordable countries to live in that still has enough infrastructures to make it comfortable.
With a perfect cone shaped, snow-capped peak standing proudly above the city, La Paz can easily be considered one of the most beautiful settings in the world for a city of its size. If the city doesn’t already leave you breathless, the altitude of 13,287 feet will. It is the highest capital city in the world. La Paz is actually two cities: El Alto that sits high on the alitplano and the center that sits more than 1000 feet below it. Nearly all tourist attractions and facilities sit in the center.
Plaza Murillo is the main plaza in the city and hosts the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, and the Congresso Nacional. Plaza San Francisco is a lively plaza where many fairs and festivals are held. Much of it sits in the Indian quarter, where you will find many shops and restaurants with traditional goods and foods. Perhaps the most memorable sight is the Mercado de las Brujas (or Witches Market). This outdoor street market sells every sort of superstitious idol, potion, or dried animal you could ever think of. As far as museums go, La Paz has the country’s best. Start with the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, then move on to the Museo de Etnogrofia y folklore, the Museo Nacional de Arte, the Museo de la Coca, and the Casa Museo Marina Nuñez del Prado.
Should you want to stay for longer in La Paz and wish to extend your visa, just go to Migration Office on Av. Camacho, which is connected to Av. Simon Bolivar, the school's street, on the way to Miraflores area.