Autor: Edgar Salazar (Colombia)
La Paz, one of the biggest city from Bolivia, is amazing, mysterious and beautiful; there you can find all kind of indigenous cultures and traditions, enormous technologically advanced buildings and, of course, beautiful women (The “Paceñas”).
However, there is a huge misconception about “Paceñas” outside Bolivia; many people believe “Paceñas” are shy and do not like to party; others say that those girls only deal with household chores. Well, nothing could be further from the truth; here you will find out ten facts you didn’t know about “Paceñas”.
1. Paceñas love partying
I know all Latinas are crazy about partying, but Paceñas do it on a total different level; when you go out with a Paceña, she is the one who get wasted and you just resign yourself to take care of such a drunk angel.
This is totally different in the other Latin American countries, where the man rules and the woman is his personal baby-sister. In fact, when you go to a disco in Bolivia, the majority of people there are women looking for hooking up. Amazing eh??
2. Paceñas are astonishingly beautiful
I must say, I was one of the many who thought Paceñas, and in general Bolivians, were not that beautiful as other Latinas like Puerto Ricans or Colombians. However, Paceñas have Indigenous, European blood, a Latin heritage, which makes them a perfect mix in one Package.
A true Paceña can easily hypnotize the worst womanizer and force him to write songs about his love; if you don’t believe me, ask to Ibrahim Ferrer, a Cuban singer who fell in love with a Paceña and wrote a salsa about their wedding.
3. Paceñas are ridiculously Hard-working
This comes from their Indigenous heritage; Andean towns have three commandments; one of them is “Do not be Lazy”. If you ever go to La Paz City, you will find that most of the street businesses are directly attended by “Cholitas”, who are indigenous women still using a typical colonial outfit (long skirt and underskirt, hat and long-thick scarf). The most amazing thing about a Cholita is that, while working, she takes care of her four sons (or “wawas” as they call it); Cholita’s man, meanwhile, barely works or simply does nothing.
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