Archive for "Bolivia"

02 Feb

Shopping for good fortune in La Paz

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La Paz is a spectacular and curious city amid the clouds of western Bolivia. With an altitude between 10,000 and 13,000 feet, she takes your breath away. It is a place where western modernization and commerce meets with old world traditions and superstitions. The Mercado de Hechiceria (Witches’ Market) is one of the most unusual places I’ve stumbled across during my years of travels.

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01 Feb

Hey, look … Flamingos!

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I always thought flamingos came from Miami, at least that’s what I remember from watching the intro to Miami Vice and the fake plastic flamingo gold rush of the 1980′s. When our driver pulled over to the side of this borax filled lake in southern Bolivia and said, “Hey, look … flamingos” I was astonished. The next 20 times he said the same exact phrase the shock had worn off, but it was still a pretty amazing sight to see.

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30 Dec

Daily Photo: Bolivian Military Rescue Mission

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On December 1, 2006, I would return from a three-day trip into the Bolivian jungle to hear rumors of a national transportation strike. This apparently happens a lot in Bolivia, but usually not to this extent. I was stranded in a small town in the middle of the jungle without food, water or a place to sleep. I thought for sure I was going to see a Coup d’état happen.

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22 Dec

Daily Photo: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Brief: This photo was taken November of 2006 while traveling overland through Salar de Uyuni  in southern Boliva.  For 5 days, 4 nights, I commanded the back seat of a late-80′s Toyota Landcruiser while our co-pilots and Brazilian and German friends took up the front two rows.  The Bolivian desert is located 3,656 meters (11,995 […]

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