The Open Arms of Cochabamba

The welcoming city of Cochabamba

I took to the welcoming city of Cochabamba almost immediately.  With friendly and unperturbed locals, an even-tempered climate (it is lower than La Paz, resting at a comfortable 2,825 m / 9,268 ft) and far less congestion with its tree-lined thoroughfares and ample gardens, I felt more at ease here.

Cochabamba, nicknamed the “Garden City” and the “City of Eternal Spring”, decidedly lives up to its reputation.

Riding the cable car to Cristo de la Concordia overlooking Cochabamba

After the first couple of days I was already in the swing of things of this culturally active and socially progressive city.

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