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Crossing the salt desert: Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Crossing the salt desert: Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Since leaving Sucre, Bolivia (finally) on Ash Wednesday, we’ve had some epic scenery. None, however, was more mind-blowing than the three days we spent in a Land Cruiser, traversing the high altitude desert that stretches from Uyuni, in Southwestern Bolivia, all the way to San Pedro de Atacama...
March 2nd, 2010 | Bolivia, Chile, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Sick in Bolivia

Sick in Bolivia
My time in a Bolivian hospital was short, traumatic, painful and confusing.  It is a memory that won’t be looked back upon fondly and one that took some time before I could find the words to describe. No traveler looks forward to becoming ill on an adventure, but the longer the trip, the more inevitable...
February 22nd, 2010 | Bolivia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Carnival madness in Sucre, Bolivia

Carnival madness in Sucre, Bolivia
After our plans to spend Carnival in Oruro were foiled due to a lack of accommodation, we decided to hunker down in Sucre, Bolivia, a picturesque and well-preserved colonial city named not after the sweetener, but Antonio José de Sucre, a General in Simón Bolívar‘s army responsible for liberating...
February 22nd, 2010 | Bolivia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Cholitas Wrestling: La Paz, Bolivia

Cholitas Wrestling: La Paz, Bolivia
Finding ourselves in La Paz on a Sunday, we decided to check out Cholitas wrestling, a spectacle of local men and women pretending to beat the hell out of each other for the enjoyment of popcorn-gorging locals and gringos. Cholitas wrestling wasn’t new to us: we’d watched one of our favorite...
February 10th, 2010 | Bolivia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

The joy of travel? South America by bus

The joy of travel? South America by bus
At some point, it’s inevitable that the traveler to South America spend time reflecting on the realities of bus travel in much of this continent. Beyond the entertainment that is occasionally offered by rapping wanderers and traveling salesmen, traveling through South America by bus, particularly...
February 10th, 2010 | Bolivia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More
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