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La Paz

4. La Paz, Bolivia At nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, La Paz is the highest-elevation capital city in the world (even if it is only an administrative capital). The city rests in a valley in the Andes -- and is filled with churches and museums from different eras. Travelers can find hand-crafted alpaca sweaters, handbags and many other products at Sagarnaga Street markets, but be ready to bargain. Those with weak stomachs may want to avoid the Witches' Market, as they may see some bizarre and possibly disturbing wares, such as dried frogs and llama fetuses.
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