Posts Tagged ‘Bolivia’

Blockados, blocados, blocados todo el mundo


8 Jun 2004 7:55 pm

Local lady on the plaza in Copacabana After a very nice time treking around Sorata, I set my sights on Lago Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and also the birthplace of the Inca civilization. The plan was pretty simple, from Sorata get a bus to Huarina and there change for a mini […]

Sorata and the Cordillera Real, Boliva


7 Jun 2004 8:00 pm

I first heard of Sorata from this guy Bob who I met way down south in Puerto Natales, Chile about 3 months ago. Bob was from Jackson, Wyoming and knew South America quite well. For Bob, Sorata is tops, but otherwise, no one has even heard of Sorata. Sorata is about 100 km north of […]

Tiahuanaca, Bolivia


1 Jun 2004 10:09 pm

Today I visited the pre Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco. This archeological site is pretty decimated. The Tiahuanaco civilization existed 1500 bc to 1200 ad. It was the Tiahuanacans who domesticated the llama, developed very successful irrigation techniques in the high dry altiplano, and developed 300 varieties of potatoes. Tiahuanacans worshipped the sun and moon and […]

La Paz, Bolivia


30 May 2004 10:04 pm

La Paz I recommend arriving to La Paz by air. There really is no capital like La Paz. Imagine flying over the Altiplano, eye to eye with the white caps topping Cordillera Real, when all of a sudden the earth falls away. The bottom just drops out. What you get, what is inside the massive […]

Biking the worlds most dangerous Road, La Paz to Coroico


19 May 2004 2:55 pm

The road to Coroico was named the world most dangerous road by the World Bank because it suffers the most deaths per persons traveling in the world. Because of this, the World Bank spent a bunch of money and built a ‘new road’. But, as things go in Bolivia, the new road has a toll […]