We start work tomorrow, and our team is ready to go. Our first glimpse of La Paz was overwhelming. Other world capitals have much larger populations than this city's 1.8 million, but the density here is visually staggering. A novel solution to transportation issues was the installation of gondolas that whisk residents up and down the very steep terrain. Indigenous people may have been slow to warm to this new means of transport, but many of them are on board now. And a bonus of the ride is panoramic views of the majestic, snow-capped Andes Mountains.