Time is relative
Bolivia / In transit

Time is relative

Flipped a coin at the terminal in Santa Cruz and settled on Trinidad, not entirely sure what I would do there but confident that it was at least halfway to Rurrenabaque, the gateway to the Bolivian Amazon. Bus terminals are not the prettiest parts of any town, but this one’s chaos was particularly oppressive. I’m … Continue reading

A tale of three cities in the Bolivian southwest
Bolivia / In transit

A tale of three cities in the Bolivian southwest

Bolivia is different. The ubiquitous rural settlements are more common than cities and remind me of rural Africa, minus the violent crime and paranoia. The Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Burger Kings and giant supermarkets of Chile are conspicuously absent, at least in the places I’ve visited so far. Everything is dirt cheap. Evo hasn’t been successful … Continue reading