Potosí: Inside the Devil’s Mine

This is Tío.  Their god inside the mines.  Outside they pray to God, but for them God does not exist inside the mines.  So who will take care of them down there? The… Continue reading

Sucre, Bolivia

My stop in Sucre, home of the Supreme Court of Bolivia, was brief. I arrived here on a Sunday morning after a long, uncomfortable, and very cold ride on a night bus. I… Continue reading

La Paz, Bolivia

After a short stretch of time in smaller towns I welcomed the hustle and bustle of this city.  It was quite hilly, and combined with the altitude, I find myself getting long-winded quite… Continue reading

On Biking Bolivia’s Death Road and Other Random Thoughts

Perhaps it was out of sheer boredom that I decided to go into one of the dozens of travel agencies lining up Sagarnaga Street and booked myself a daytrip to bike the Death Road.… Continue reading

Lake Titicaca homestay

Lake Titicaca is shared by Peru and Bolivia. The trip here was included with my Inca Trail excursion. My visit here was an unexpected surprise: because I didn’t think I would like it,… Continue reading

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Dare I say that the 4-day Inca Trail hike was what made Machu Picchu special.  It truly is the journey that matters, not the destination. Our trail started at Piscacucho, reaching up to… Continue reading

Nazca lines, Peru

Perhaps the town of Nazca would not be on my map if it didn’t have the Nazca Lines. Not counting the difficulty of finding a decent cup of coffee, the road to here… Continue reading

Arequipa and Colca Canyon

Arequipa is an elegant colonial city. The Plaza de Las Armas was one of the most beautiful plazas I have seen in my travels.  The city is surrounded by volcanoes, some with snowcapped… Continue reading

Lima, Peru

The Andes mountains of Ecuador gave way to flat lands. Had a nice stop along the coast of little surfer towns Mancora and Trujillo where my tired body welcomed the few days of… Continue reading