07. Sep, 2010

Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

Say you moved around when you were growing up, or maybe you were raised in one place but moved away and frequently changed locations as an adult. Then you take a trip and someone asks you, “Where are you from?” How do you answer? In today’s climate of uber-travel, blended ethnicity, hyper-migration, globalization, and expatrification, […]

08. Feb, 2010

Rio de Janeiro by Bus

Rio de Janeiro by Bus

Arriving at immigration at 11am, the immigration office was closed until 2pm. The next bus to leave was 3pm to Campo Grande, but I doubt I would make that bus. The line for immigration, once open, was hours long. Finally, 2pm came and immigration opened. Five hours after arriving in Corumbá, I was processed and […]

05. Feb, 2010

Traveling Across Bolivia by Bus

Traveling Across Bolivia by Bus

After saying our goodbyes to Vanessa and Jesse, we headed towards the bus terminal. Of course, it started raining along the way. Or maybe I should say pouring! And lucky us, it even started to hail too! What this means, is that streets are totally flooded and traffic comes to a complete standstill at certain […]

03. Feb, 2010

Huayna Potosi

Huayna Potosi

Huayna Potosi, at 6088 meters, is one of the highest mountains in Boliva. I got this crazy idea to go climb the thing. Why? I dont’ know. Because I can, because it’s there. So anyways, after checking around, I made arrangements to go climbing. Leaving La Paz in the morning, you drive up to the […]

02. Feb, 2010

Jesse Rocks La Paz

Jesse Rocks La Paz

The outskirts of La Paz are a little on the sketchy side. I dont think I’d really want to be there. But, if you are rich or middle class, living in La Paz in awesome! Now being rich or middle class is all relative. The currency in La Paz is the Boliviano, or the “B” […]

31. Jan, 2010

The Death Road

The Death Road

There’s a road located in the mountains above La Paz that was once, or still is, the most dangerous road in the world. Because of this, it has earned the name “The Death Road”! For between $70 and $85 USD, local tour companies are more then willing to drive you up there, and take you […]

28. Jan, 2010

Next Stop Bolivia

Next Stop Bolivia

After a week in Peru, it was time to continue our adventure. Next stop, Bolivia! Early in the morning, we walk down to the bus station in search of transportation from Puno to La Paz, Bolivia. There are only two buses that depart every day. One leaves at 7:30am and the other at 2:30pm. That’s […]

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