CHILE: San Jose de Atacama, Santiago, Valparaiso

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 12 Comments
CHILE: San Jose de Atacama, Santiago, Valparaiso

I arrived in San Pedro de Atacama, and proceeded to crash. I had engaged in so many tours in a row without a break that I was completely knackered. Over the last three days, I was even too destroyed to write in the blog. This town has all kinds of tours, but I didn’t do […]

BOLIVIA: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Salar de Uyuni

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
BOLIVIA: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Salar de Uyuni

La Paz is the world’s highest administrative capital ranging in height from 10,500 feet to 13,500 feet. This is definite cause for picking up altitude sickness medicine. I have been acclimating to high altitudes in Quito, Cuenca, and Cusco, but I figured why take any chances since I really don’t enjoy vomiting or any of […]

PERU: Cusco & Machu Picchu

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
PERU: Cusco & Machu Picchu

My fight to Cusco was at 5:30 am so I needed to be at the airport at 2:30 am. I just stayed up, worked on the blog, and drank a lot of great coffee at the airport. It really is phenomenal in this part of the world. I didn’t sleep much on the way to […]

ECUADOR: Quito & Cuenca

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments
ECUADOR: Quito & Cuenca

Those white things are Panama hats before shaping. They are actually made in Ecuador, and one of the things I look forward to purchasing for myself and family. I passed through Quito 41 years ago on a trip to the the Galapagos, and am finding the city to be equally repugnant as I found it […]