Tag Archive: Bolivia

An Accidental Bucket List

I love the idea of bucket lists, I really do. However, I’ve never taken the time to sit down and create a checklist of the things that I’d like to do before I die. This is mostly because I don’t plan to die, so I figure I have lots of time. If I were to …

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The Top 5 Series: Best Sunsets Around the Globe

It’s been several months since I posted a Top 5 list but by-golly we’re getting back to it! As my time in Southeast Asia begins to wind down (two more months!), I’ve begun to reflect on the “best of” my travels thus far. I now present to you my TOP 5 ABSOLUTE BEST SUNSETS that …

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These boots were made for walkin’

Boots… trail runners… same thing. Today I threw away my beloved pair of  Vasques that saw me through my entire South American journey. I sure got my money’s worth ($46 on Steep & Cheap, for the record) as these bad boys tackled the Marin Headlands, Sierra Buttes, Colca Canyon, Inca Trail, Bolivian jungle, Salar de …

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Salar de Uyuni: Where bokeh is the enemy

I love my camera. The Nikon D40 with a f1.8, 50mm fixed lens has, at times, been my sole companion during this trip. From a sunrise boat ride on Lake Titicaca to daily hikes to and from Gato’s cage in the Amazon jungle, it did not let me down. While I didn’t always call upon …

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Sucre Car Show

Over the past two months in South America, I have observed many things that have left me dumbfounded. While not all of these moments have been properly documented with photographs, I was able to capture one such event recently as I explored the main plaza in Sucre, Bolivia’s “White City.” Here is the scene: A …

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Viva Las Vegas!

While volunteering with Inti Wara Yassi in Villa Tunari, I have been staying in the volunteer housing affectionately known as Las Vegas. During my recent day off, I had a chance to catch up on some reading from my 2007 Lonely Planet “Bolivia” book that I picked up second hand in La Paz. For the …

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