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Lessons from Nowhere: Oruro, Bolivia

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Perhaps it is harsh to call a city of a quarter of a million people “Nowhere” straight from the outset, I know I would be duly offended if and when someone refers to my own similarly sized town of Knoxville…

The Death Road

Here we are again, this time on the much more dangerous dirt section.

I remember first hearing about Bolivia’s “Death Road” from my former roommate and Serbian brother Nick. He eagerly pulled up a YouTube video showcasing “The World’s Most Dangerous Road.” When it was finished, I looked at him the way I…

Lake Titicaca

On Isla del Sol.

Before departing  Bolivia, we had one last stop to make: the town of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The lake is widely regarded as the largest high altitude lake in the world. Covering an area of nearly 8500 square…

Salar de Uyuni: The Bolivian Salt Flats

In the Salar de Uyuni.

After a bit of rest from our circuitous route through southern Bolivia, we awoke in the bright and clean Valle Hermoso Hostel in Tupiza. In the shadows of the early morning light, Tupiza had only hinted at its beautiful scenery. By…

Bus Lagged Bolivia

Happy to be in Tarija (and off a bus)

We arrived in Bolivia already half-dead from an epic 26-hour bus ride from Mendoza. The decision to “Get the hell out of here” came long before the wine capital of Argentina, but after working our way down to the southern…