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The End of my Travels

Well, this is the end of the travel tales. I was just thinking – maybe in the future I will avoid random stock market entries at Ecuadorian airports in light of the whole market crash as of late. I did … Continue reading

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Colombia – Last Stop & the 1980’s

Colombia was my stop for the last three weeks. Unfortunately I had a pretty overwhelming ‘excited to be back in Canada soon’ attitude. But despite that it’s an amazing, vibrant country. Medellin was a gorgeous city. It used to the … Continue reading

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Peru – Floating Islands & Cool Costumes

Better late than never… Lake Titicaca. This lake is shared by Bolivia and Peru. So the token English speaker on the Peruvian side describes it as: Peru got the Titi and Bolivia got the Caca! I am pretty sure it’s … Continue reading

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Ecuador – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This is an apt title, if only because I have a picture wearing an awesome poncho in Bolivia that will make Clint Eastwood jealous. I am waiting to get it via email so I can’t put it up just yet. … Continue reading

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The Plan: Fly to Venuzula

The plan is to head to Venezuela this Friday by plane. It has finally come to this after 14,144 km on the bus. Flights. Appalling. Regardless it will give me some extra time to check out Venezuela and Colombia before … Continue reading

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Peru – The (Near) Bingo Victory / Machu Pichu / Ace Ventura

The South American buses play bingo. I had generally ignored this phenomenon before because of the unfortunate association with our North American Bingo ‘games’ held in smoky, depressed old foreclosed real estate in strip malls. Always beside pawn brokers, too. … Continue reading

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Bolivia – The World’s Most Dangerous Road

The most dangerous road in the world was on the agenda for outside La Paz Bolivia. The moniker is now quite out of date because a new road has been built that involves widths more than 10′ and guard rails. … Continue reading

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Bolivia – Some Fries with Your Salt?

To go from northern Chile into Bolivia, I did a three-day 4×4 trip across a lot of interesting ground. The main highlight is the Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) that is an area of 10,000+ km3 that is formerly a … Continue reading

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Bolivia – The Devil Runs this Mine

Potosi, Bolivia. The town has was built in the 16th C around the mountain because of its silver deposits. The mines have been running ever since. There is an opportunity to go down into the mines for a half day, … Continue reading

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Going to Bolivia

Right now I am in San Pedro de Atacama. It’s a little, old west looking town of 5000 near the Bolivian border, 7900 ft in elevation. They have a nicer soccer field than this here, but if I was playing, … Continue reading

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