Bus Ride Through The Flames

Bus Ride Through The Flames

The bus was crowded with humanity, produce, and animals. The stuffed wreck entered the first village along a narrow cobblestone road. Demonstrators milled around us. Fires smoldered along the highway and we were eventually stopped by a crowd who had blocked the road with burning carpets and tires. I was the lone Norte Americano on [...]

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Church of Winds

Church of Winds

I had traveled to Argentina to climb the highest peak in the western Hemisphere, Aconcagua. The trip was full of detours. Arriving at Puente Del Inca, an outpost on the main road to the border with Chile, I wandered up a hill to a lone structure. The stone walled church had a corrugated tin roof [...]

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Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

The entrance was on the side of the white colonial cathedral. It was a dark walled tunnel with blackened wood tables that stretched from front to back. Candles randomly scattered lay in broken and melted pieces. My eyed followed the scribbles, marks and names that the faithful had written on the walls in wax with [...]

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Isla del Sol-Bolivia

Isla del Sol-Bolivia

Bright reflections bounced off of the water. I lay on the bow of the small launch as we gradually moved across the inland ocean of Lake Titicaca. The water stretched to the horizon which was topped by large glaciated peaks floating above clouds. We were heading to the Isle of the Sun, a barren brown mound [...]

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Machu Picchu-Peru

Machu Picchu-Peru

The hemp rope was anchored to rust colored metal rings as it slung loosely against the vegetation covered rock. Ancient stone stairs rose ahead as I pulled myself on top of one, then the next until rejoining the muddy path. The tree covered trail opened up to carved stone blocks at the summit. The air [...]

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