Lost Passport-La Paz, Bolivia

Lost Passport-La Paz, Bolivia

Awoke rather late and after a quick shower grabbed my travel neck pouch to put on under my shirt and noticed it seemed lighter. I pulled open the outer flap and the first thing I noticed was that my passport was not where it should be. I stood there starring at the empty spot and [...]

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Cotopaxi- Ecuador

Cotopaxi- Ecuador

In 1989 I traveled alone to Ecuador, South America with a duffle of mountaineering gear with the intent of doing some climbing. I had a belief that I could find a climbing partner and summit one or two peaks. After a few days in the capitol of Quito I took a public transportation south to [...]

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You No Rambo

You No Rambo

It started out as a suggestion to walk around the area where our hotel was situated. The side street led past a small café which had a few Bolivians sitting drinking coca tea. We sat down and ordered two beers which came to our table in a couple of very tall bottles. As we poured [...]

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Sounds in the Mist

Sounds in the Mist

The air was wet. A warm drizzle settled in on the dense vegetation as our path rounded a long ridge covered in red hanging fuchsia blossoms. My tee shirt stuck to my pack where the sweat and rain dripped down from my neck. The higher we went the more the fog began to roll onto [...]

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Rumble Through the Glass

La Paz

As our bus approached the main street of La Paz we noticed that the city had grown in population over the last few days. Large crowds of campesinos (rural villagers) had descended on the business area and filled the main square not far from our small hotel. Once we checked in we decided to wander [...]

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