Back Through La Paz On The Way To Cusco

Back Through La Paz On The Way To Cusco

****** Thanks to all the FoFF (Friends of Fifty Fifty) who saw my post about Sydney Anchor´s (my buddy Mark´s daughter) GoFundMe campaign and decided to help. She blew past her original goal of $800 and is well on her way to Peru to help out with medical care in poor...

Salar de Uyuni

After hanging in one spot (La Paz)  for more than a month…….. We made up for it by jamming alot of miles into just a few days. I left Cochabamba and went 5 hours by bus to Oruro (yes, scene of carnaval a week before) where I just had time for lunch...

Welcome to Cochabamba……Now Get In The Car!

A bit of malfeasance in Cochabamba (fun to say!). I was almost kidnapped! It´s an old scam and one I read about somewhere on the internet, but as it was happening it was a bit surreal. And a bit humorous. And it all took place under the watchful gaze of The World´s...

Carnaval in Oruro!

The Carnival of Oruro is a religious festival dating back more than 2000 years that takes place in Oruro, Bolivia. It is one of UNESCO’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Originally an indigenous festival, the celebration later was...

Meet Bolivia’s Cholitas

El Alto is filled with thousands of cholitas. These indigenous women- with their distinctive bowler hats, pleated skirts, shawls and ballerina slippers- originally inhabited the Andean plateau that traverses Bolivia and Peru for 2,000 years. These days El Alto is...

Killi Killi and some other La Paz-y stuff

Quick little post to show you some sights around La Paz…… stay tuned and we will get to Bolivia´s Cholitas, the incredible Carnaval in Oruro (and the wet and foamy zaniness that happened there), plus a bit of Cochabamba. Lets start with the view of La Paz...