Monthly Archives: May 2011

La La La Paz

Returning to the bustling, diesel-fumed city of La Paz after being first in the Yungas and then in the jungle is a bit of a shock to the system. There are people rushing about every which way. The traffic is … Continue reading

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Jungle Boogey

Before we embarked on our journey to “head into the jungle,” I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. Sure, I knew we’d be trekking through areas of dense forest where the air was plenty humid … Continue reading

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The Wonders Of Madidi

There are places in our world that defy and expand one’s notion of what is possible, that leave you speechless and forever changed for having been there. Not since the forests of Chilean Patagonia had we entered such a land, … Continue reading

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The Long, Winding Road To Wonkaville

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Lone Wolf’n It In Caranavi (Or, “How I Met The Mayor”)

Yolosita is a tropical rest stop. A random checkpoint where officials snoop around for signs of narcotrafficking, around which local women ply their trade from a series of stalls offering fried chicken, fruits in a bag, soda, or perhaps, more … Continue reading

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Cacao Caliente! Slurp.

Ladies and Gents . . . this is, perhaps, the best cup of hot chocolate you’ll ever have. It was, without a doubt, the best we’ve ever had. Just the right amount of bitter mixed with just the right amount … Continue reading

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Dawn Of The Tunqui

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